26/11/12 ‘Underground Music’

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We’ve been working on a commission for Junction Arts in North Derbyshire the last couple of months. The resulting film ‘Underground Music’, made in
collaboration with Creswell Colliery band, will be shown at Creswell Miners’ Welfare on Wednesday 28th Nov 7-9pm. All welcome!

‘Underground Music’ is a short documentary about the past, present and future of the Creswell Colliery Band and the community surrounding it. Creswell is
a small former mining village on the border of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire. The Bolsover Mining Company sunk the pit in 1896 and the
band was formed shortly after by all accounts.

The film is a collaboration between the filmmaker and band and looks specifically at the idiosyncratic culture of brassbanding at least 20 years after
most of the pits serving the bands closed for good. It examines ideas of individuality, collectivism and community through the eyes of band members.

‘Underground Music’ is the result of a commission by Junction Arts and Limestone Journeys.

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