Close-Up Film Centre: Refuge


Margaret Tait, Garden Pieces, 1998. Courtesy of the Margaret Tait estate and LUX.

Event Details

Saturday 16 November 2019

£12 / £10 (concessions)

Close-Up Film Centre present a programme of films curated by Peter Todd to explore the theme of “refuge”, featuring films by Joanna Margaret Paul, Margaret Tait, Robert Vas, Luke Fowler, Anthea Kennedy, Leah Millar, Peter Todd, and Sarah Wood, with poems read by Stephen Watts.

“A programme of films themed around finding a place to be, of refuge, of home, which can of course be various, by choice, by necessity, and in-between these two. Refuge England, a Free Cinema film made in 1950s London provides a starting point. The programme also includes work by Margaret Tait in this last month of the year long celebrations marking her birth one of which Garden Pieces was her last film and reflects the importance of her garden and the natural world as a place of refuge. I hope the films all get their space, and the resonances between them, and this occasion provides a unique experience.” – Peter Todd

Introduced by Peter Todd with filmmakers Anthea Kennedy, Leah Millar, and Sarah Wood.


Robert Vas, Refuge England, 1959, 27 min (16mm).
Luke Fowler, Mum’s Cards, 2018, 9 min.
Joanna Margaret Paul, Jillian Dressing, 1976, 3 min.
Margaret Tait, Aerial, 1974, 4 min (16mm).
Leah Millar, A Recipe for Magical Projection, 2018, 7 min.
Margaret Tait, Garden Pieces, 1998, 12 min.
Anthea Kennedy, The Bag of a Thousand Pockets, 2002, 8 min.
Sarah Wood, Azure, 2016, 7 min.
Peter Todd, Together, 2018, 3 min (16mm).