2/7/14 New Commission

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Very pleased to announce that filming has started on 2 new commissions for Junction Arts. Junction Arts commissioned ‘Underground Music’ in 2012 and
there will now be 2 more films by Ian Nesbitt completed this year. The two films can be understood as a diptych and will focus on historical experimental
communities in the Bolsover area.

The first will look at the Oxcroft Settlement, one of 22 original Land Settlement Association (LSA) sites across the country. Built and populated in 1936, the
scheme was set up to help unemployed men and their families work the land. Each family was given a cottage and 5 acres. They were allowed to feed
themselves whatever they wanted, and surplus would be collected by a central farm and sold to market.

The second will look at the past, present and future of the New Bolsover Model Village, which was built in 1895 for the workers of the newly sunk pit. It
was unique at the time in the mining industry in building accommodation and supporting infrastructure that had the wellbeing of miners and their families
at its core. The houses were designed to utopian ideals by Percy B. Hufton and the residents had such benefits as free coal and co-operative stores
and a co-operative piggery!

The two films have working titles of ‘Settlers In England’ and ‘A Model Community’ respectively.

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