3 pm - Film Start time
4 pm - Q and A
with artist Sam Batley and Chanelle Windas - Co-director of Working Class Creatives Database.
The project, One Day at a Time Boys, and the documentary of the same name, document the work and culture of the Damien John Kelly House recovery centre and its residents. The film was developed with residents of the centre, helping them to find purpose by introducing art, sport, culture and community back into their lives. The documentary follows Sam Batley as he makes a film about his battles with addiction whilst living in a recovery centre.
In Sam's film Three Bull-Mastiffs in a Corner Shop, directed by Paul Chambers, a man looks back on his younger years and relives some of the moments that led him into his troubles with addiction in later life, he looks back with a mature wisdom that flows as poetry. The film is about love, hope and a different approach to viewing the world. Sam Batley reflects on identity and self, tracing the marks left by the characters he has encountered in his life. He takes inspiration from life’s dualities – from isolation and loss of purpose to the joy and interconnectedness of community he has found in recovery.
To view the trailer click here
Three Bull-Mastiffs in a Corner Shop is on display as part of It’s a joy to be here, a collaborative exhibition with Working Class Creatives Database and 87 Gallery
It’s a joy to be here brings together six working-class artists from around the UK. Collectively, the artists draw on the history and traditional processes of craft whilst conceptually exploring the nuance of personal narrative.
The Exhibition will be open from 10am on the day of the screening.