Greenham Common – 100 Years of War and Peace

Primetime cameras have been to Greenham Common, site of the famous Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp to provide live camera coverage of a theatrical performance for the Greenham Common Trust and Rosa Productions. The show took place on the original former RAF and USAAF airbase runway and attracted thousands of people interested in the local history.

From the Greenham Trust website: “Paola Dionisotti (RSC, National Theatre, Game of Thrones) led the volunteer and professional performers in an unique dramatic event involving music, mass choirs, dance, live painting, banner processions and re-enactors. The stories told covered the history of the last 100 years at Greenham, including the American arrival in WW2, the Uganda Asians flight from Idi Amin’s Uganda and their arrival at the Greenham airbase and of course the Cold War and peace protests that brought Greenham to international attention.”

There are events ongoing throughout September and October so please visit the Greenham Trust website to find out more.

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This summer Primetime’s cameras and editors collaborated with Rosa Productions, and BBC Radio Lincolnshire to cover their epic outdoor production ‘Green Fields Beyond’ staged in Lincoln.  The finished show video staged within Lincoln Castle’s walls has live narration from BBC Radio Lincolnshire and is now online to be enjoyed by everyone.  The show featured local community and actors and musicians who processed through Lincoln City’s streets creating a truly spectacular carnival feel.  Our cameras documented every stage of this fascinating event, and we live edited a number of short packages during the weekend.

Green Fields Beyond Show was written by Louise Page, with music by Nick Bicat and visual/carnival design by Shademakers UK the production was presented by BBC Radio Lincolnshire with Rosa Productions and Fete Day.  You can find out more on Rosa Production’s website, and watch more of our edited video from the event.

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Primetime were pleased to take part in BBC Radio Lincolnshire and Rosa Production’s outdoor spectacular Green Fields Beyond last weekend.  This major outdoor event presented an open air community performance and costumed processions through the centre of Lincoln to mark the 100th anniversary of Lincoln1916, and the city’s infamous invention of the tank.  It particularly highlighted the plight of the women who stayed at home to work in the factories building tanks as they worried and worked for their men away fighting.

This event was brought to Lincoln by the creators of LipDub in 2013, who linked up with us again to provide steady cameras to capture the procession through the centre of Lincoln. We also produced immediate packages for the web covering the live event on Friday night and Saturday’s procession and story telling events (video above, more on Rosa Productions Vimeo site) in the Castle.

From Rosa Productions website: “Funded by BBC North, a major grant from Arts Council England and support from Lincoln Cultural Destinations Fund, Green Fields Beyond will be professionally led and performed by local people, with thousands expected to watch at Lincoln Castle and on the city’s Steep Hill…   The project is named after the unofficial tank regiment motto ‘Through Mud and Blood to the Green Fields Beyond’, and will be part of city’s 100th anniversary commemoration of the events of 1916.   It took just 141 days for Fosters of Lincoln to turn rough blueprints into a fully constructed battle machine which went on to play a crucial role in battle during World War One.”

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SMarch11thteve and Simon were commissioned to capture a gathering of organ scholars from the Dr. Martin Clarke Young Organ Scholars Trust, who gave an impressive concert in York Minster recently. The footage will be compiled into a promotional video for the Trust to use as a fundraising tool.

Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 09.53.46Among the guests of honour were Dr Francis Jackson and Dr Philip Moore. Scholar Christopher Too, of Ampleforth Abbey, played Dr Jackson’s own 1952 fanfare to this exclusive audience and in this magnificent setting – all captured on camera for the Trust.

Audiences included trust supporters, friends and families, and a superb evening of music was enjoy by all.

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