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It’s a Wrap – Heaven is Place Film is now in Post Production

IT’S A WRAP! On the 15th April 2014 filming completed for the  ‘Heaven is a Place‘ film. We’ve worked in partnership with Plymouth University meeting  the most fantastic performers over the past few weeks! The film is now in post production and will première in Athens on 6 June and the UK première will take place in Plymouth on 29 June. We’re also very excited that the film, Heaven is a Place, has

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Heaven on Earth? Film Rehearsals get under way at club OMG Plymouth

Today, 31st March 2014, was a big day in the production of the newly christened “Heaven is a Place” film being produced as Plymouth’s contribution to the international Heaven on Earth? project. Plymouth’s OMG club threw open their doors to the production team, performers and Pride in Plymouth volunteers (who have participated in the workshops over previous weeks) to come to the club and create visuals that will inform various

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Another busy week for the Heaven on Earth? Team – OMG Plymouth Film Location

It’s been a busy week for the Heaven on Earth team. Monday 17th March 2014 involved a visit to Plymouth’s OMG nightclub who have kindly offered to be to a filming location for one of the major scenes involving members of Plymouth’s LGBT community. Lighting and angles were all explored while the team got to test out some cages and podiums at the same time . . . . Then Tuesday saw the last community workshop taking place in which participants explored movements and narratives that could be portrayed in the film to say something of their experience of being LGB or T in Plymouth. Rehearsals will take place at OMG at the end of the month with filming following on closely ready for the film’s release in the summer.

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Heaven on Earth? Dance Workshops Update and Photos

One of the principle aims of the Heaven on Earth project is to work with Plymouth’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered communities, in partnership with Pride in Plymouth, to generate movement and narrative sequences which will form part of the film project. Whilst the film is being inspired by the work of Jean Genet, the additional intention is for this sequence is for it to represent the kind of powerful stories and memories that were unearthed as part of the Pride in Our Past project (2011 /12) and is now held as part of the Plymouth LGBT Archive. To begin this process, two workshops were held in December. The first took place on the 2nd December for those members of the LGBTQ community which identify as men and the second

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Heaven on Earth? Plymouth UK – FREE Creative and Somatic Movement Workshops

Heaven on Earth? is a European-wide performance project, inspired by French writer and activist Jean Genet. The UK partner is Plymouth University. Pride in Plymouth are very excited to be a partner in the Heaven on Earth? with Plymouth University, we are assisting with the promotion and facilitation of the UK events here in Plymouth. The initial part of a series of events to be held are FREE  Creative and Somatic Movement Workshops: The first of these two hour workshops will take place on Monday 2nd December for LGBTQ people that identify as male. The second will be on Monday 9th December for LGBTQ people that identify as female. The 2 hour workshops will introduce a gentle, inclusive and playful approach to working creatively together through movement and gesture. They will draw on

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