Changing perceptions of cemeteries

Calling the Shots’ collaboration with the University of Bath, Arnos Vale Cemetery and the REACT programme at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol continues apace.

We’re currently in the process of consultation on ambitious plans to develop the “leading research and development centre for innovation and practice in death and remembrance”. The consultation, undertaken by Andrew Erskine and Tracey Gregory from the Tom Fleming Consultancy builds on the work of the Heritage Sandbox of July 2012, when four writers and four technologists and theatre practitioners took over Arnos Vale to explore and confront public attitudes to end of life…
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When is good enough, good enough?

We’ve just been working with Cathy Poole from the Curzon Cinema in Clevedon for a third year on her Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts funded project that has allowed the Curzon to offer a programme of film literacy across North Somerset.

The project has seen groups of school children visiting the cinema, learning about film history, watching classic short films, and for 8 schools, working with CTS to produce short films.
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Future Cemetery and virtual memorialisation

Calling the Shots is involved in the consultation phase of an interesting and far-reaching project, The Future Cemetery, that is looking into the future of death.

The project teams CTS with Arnos Vale Cemetery, the University Of Bath’s Centre for Death and Society and the Pervasive Media Studio. Future Cemetery producer and CTS producer, Jeremy Routledge, writes about the possible future of memorialisation…
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