Get the Blessing present Bristopolis to open Jazz and Blues Festival

Date:

08 March 2018


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Music


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The 2018 Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival will launch with an unmissable event for the city’s film and music fans – Bristopolis.

On Thursday, March 15th there will be the premiere of a new collaboration between Bristol’s most celebrated jazz quartet Get the Blessing and filmmaker John Minton.

Minton will take the audience on a journey through 100 years of Bristol using Create Bristol’s archive film footage, which will be projected onto a huge screen in the main auditorium of the Colston Hall.

Using a mixture of amateur and professional footage, Minton has created a fascinating filmic collage featuring shots of famous landmarks, glimpses into the pre-war city, the docks in their industrial heyday, Jubilee street parties and more.

Driving the film will be the most incredible soundtrack, created especially for it and performed live by a band that blends the rhythm section of Portishead with two of Bristol’s most talented improvisers.

For tickets and more information see the event website.

Picture by Bristol Archives Film Archive; BROFA



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