Friday, 29 August 2014

A really exciting project! Vanley Burke and how the contents of his flat may end up in the Ikon Gallery

Getting to make films about interesting stories is a great job. But getting to make a film about something that catches your heart and imagination makes me feel like I have the best job in the world! 

I know I often share my projects but I cannot express how much you should watch this. Vanley Burke is a renowned photographer and keen collector, specialising in the African Carribean community around Birmingham. He's a fascinating guy and the Ikon Gallery are planning to move everything in his flat into their Gallery. I hope this project will go ahead and I am keeping my fingers crossed that I'll get to be part of following his ongoing and fascinating story. It's not surprising that after visiting Vanley's home and hearing some of his music compilations all three of our film team have invested in the project through Art Happens and are eagerly awaiting a future Vanley Burke mix CD. 

Any of you music lovers, photography appreciators, archive curious, West Midland residents, history buffs, or just plain curious in exciting events please check out Vanley's story: If you like what you see please do contribute and spread the word. It’s a chance to be part of something very special. 

Thank you. x

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