A Beast with Two Backs....is back!

Griffiths, Jason and Garde-Hansen, Joanne and Grist, Hannah (2015) A Beast with Two Backs....is back! [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

A research and public engagement event, recording community memories of the production, filming, and original broadcast of Dennis Potter’s Wednesday Play A Beast With Two Backs (1968) in Lydbrook where much of it was filmed using local extras. Providing the community focus and catalyst for the research was a screening of the play, and exhibition. This event runs in parallel with the British Film Institute own London Southbank two-summer season Messages for Posterity: The Complete Dennis Potter culminating in June-July 2015. The accompanying Lydbrook (Gloucestershire) exhibition also showcased to the Forest of Dean community the Potter research work to date of Jason Griffiths and Hannah Grist of the University of Gloucestershire, and Jo Garde-Hansen (now at University of Warwick including the HLF-supported Dennis Potter Archive Project, and the University of Gloucestershire funded Potter Matters website. The event also saw the launch of Remembering Dennis Potter Through Fans, Extras and Archives (2014) written by University of Gloucestershire research student Hannah Grist, and Dr Joanne Garde-Hansen associate professor in Culture, Media and Communications at the University of Warwick, both being members (internal and external respectively) of the Research Centre for Media, Memory and Community.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dennis Potter; BBC; Wednesday Play; Lydbrook; Forest of Dean; television; heritage; community history; location; landscape
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Media > Music and Media
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Jason Griffiths
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 15:22
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2016 13:29
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3410

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