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Small Faces.
Directed by Gillies MacKinnon, Scotland, 1996, 108'

Virginia Hutchison
Screening and reading

Talks afternoon: The East End and its regeneration
Voices from the Barras.
Directed by Alan Knight, Glasgow, 2010, 24'.

The Bowler and the Bunnet.
Directed by Sir Sean Connery, 1967, 60'

Small faces – co-written by Gillies MacKinnon and his brother, Billy – draws a portrait of the Glasgow gang life during the late Sixties. The tone of the film alternates between comedy and sadistic violence, youth naivety and teenagers’ rage, telling the story of three teenage brothers who become perilously entangled in a violent rivalry between two Glasgow gangs.  
The youngest of the three brothers, 13-years-old Lex Maclean is going through the pains of adolescence, seduced both by the opposed personalities of his two older brothers, quiet Alan and his inclination to painting and drawing, and Bobby, a member of The Glen gang. Accidentally shooting the leader of the rival gang, The Tongs, Lex is trapped in the midst of Glasgow bands territorial battles.  
Gillies MacKinnon (b. 1948, Glasgow) is a Scottish film director, writer and painter. He attended the Glasgow School of Art where he studied mural painting. Following this he became an art teacher and cartoonist, and about this time he travelled with a nomadic tribe in the Sahara for six months. In the 1970s he studied at the Middlesex Polytechnic and in the 1980s in the National Film and Television School. He made a short film called Passing Glory as his graduation piece, a dour recreation of Glasgow in the 1950s and 1960s. It was premiered at the 1986 Edinburgh International Film Festival, where it won the first Scottish Film Prize. Filmography includes: Trojan Eddie 1966; The Grass Arena (1991); The Playboys (1992); Regeneration (1997); Hideous Kinky (1998); The Escapist (2002); Pure (2002); Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004); Tara Road (2005); Zig Zag Love (2009) (TV Film). 

PLEASE ADJUST YOUR DRESS - A film produced for Accidental Mix, 2013 
Post scriptum 
Today I Learned to Jump Like a Man 
It really struck me when we were talking earlier and you said that it had been prohibitively difficult to find local footage in the BBC archive. (My mum says that’s deliberate and not really that surprising). I have to agree. I then go on to tell her that I have to write an essay on the East End foundry industry to sit alongside a text I wrote about identity. (She buries people. Mostly folk from the East End. She tells me about the cremations, about pushing the button. When she first started she went to the furnace and watched through the window. I understand this necessity.) 

Exploring the lives of people living in the East End of Glasgow 
By Vikki Mc Call
There has been an on-going and consistent focus on the East End of Glasgow at a UK level by the media, politicians and wider powerful elites. These have applied powerful discourses and assumptions on the people living in the East End, especially in areas such as Easterhouse, Parkhead and Shettleston (Mooney, 2009; Gray and Mooney, 2011). Gray and Mooney (2011: 5) especially point out that the narratives around Commonwealth Games 2014 have been constructed around the idea that they will ‘transform the East End of Glasgow’, and will work to help address long-standing social and economic problems. But how are such assumptions being received in the East End itself? The only way to know this was to explore the voices of those living within these targeted communities, which have so far been neglected. This project explored the gaps between narrative and reality of stigmatised urban areas by looking at the perceived impact of Commonwealth Games 2014 on the lives of the people living within the East End of Glasgow. 
All history was once in the East End of Glasgow. But now it is gone. Or is it? The appearance and disappearance of Douglas Gordon’s artwork ‘Proof’ at Glasgow Green. 
By Johnny Rodger 
Spectres of Dead Labour: The Materiality of Ruins 
By Neil Gray 
The study of 'Ruins' has become extremely widespread in the arts and humanities of late. One tendency has been to evoke ghostly spectres, absent presences and uncanny experience in industrial ruins. These emanations, it is argued, resist rational interpretation. While not wishing to destroy ruins as sites of imagination or pregnant liminality, Neil Gray wants to demystify this reductive hauntology by evoking the 'vampire-like' spectres of 'dead labour' in the built environment of the East End of Glasgow. In doing so, he will show how ruins are an inherent and necessary part of capital accumulation cycles and how listening to these fragmentary 'transmissions' might help us detonate the slumbering time of the present with the fractious constellations of the past.  

Speakers’ biographies 
Neil Gray is a writer, researcher and sometime filmmaker. He is currently completing a PhD at the University of Glasgow on 'Neoliberal Urbanism and Class Composition in Recessionary Glasgow'. He is a member of the Strickland Distribution, is on the Variant magazine editorial group, and is co-founder of Glasgow Games Monitor 2014. 
Vikki McCall is a Lecturer in Social Policy and Housing at the University of Stirling and is passionate about researching and helping improve social policy to be more effective for those most impacted by it. Part of this work has been around bridging the gap between policy and practice.  
Vikki's work has included extensive research on the role of front-line workers, users and volunteers and the policy process. This has included exploring front-line worker discretion, interpretations, activities and actions. Vikki has a broad portfolio of social science teaching and research with the University of Stirling. Expertise includes housing, volunteers, devolution, poverty, inequality, gender, social problems, urban society and the cultural sector. Vikki has experience in lecturing on and conducting social research, comparative social research, qualitative and quantitative methods. 
Current projects include exploring the role of volunteers in dementia care, housing and older owner occupiers, partnership and collaboration in the cultural sector, work and learning transitions of looked after children in Glasgow and Beyond Stigma: Exploring the lives of people living in the East End of Glasgow. 
Johnny Rodger is a writer and critic, and editor of the The Drouth quarterly Literary/Arts journal. He is Professor of Urban Literature at the Glasgow School of Art and his published books include Contemporary Glasgow (Rutland Press, 1999), and Gillespie Kidd &Coia 1956-87 (RIAS, 2007), Tartan Pimps: Gordon Brown, Margaret Thatcher and the New Scotland (2010),The Red Cockatoo: James Kelman and the Art of Commitment (2011). 

Voices from the Barras is a documentary film directed and edited by Alan Knight and produced by Abigail Howkins through Diversity Films as part of 'The Barras Story' - a community heritage and learning project using archive photography, film and oral history to explore the social, cultural, historical and economic importance of the world famous Barras Market to the East End of Glasgow. 
Set-up in 1921 by Maggie McIver, the traders and past customers today remember the market’s hey-day, when ‘spielers’ would turn selling into a stage show, shifting their wares as quickly as their razor-sharp patter would allow. People once came from all over Scotland to search for bargains at the Barras. 
The project focused on collecting Barras community memories and stories, past and present from traders, stallholders, family members and customers. It brought together a group of community members interested in research, oral history and film production. 
Led by filmmakers, Abigail Howkins and Alan Knight, the project culminated in a 25-minute documentary called ‘Voices from The Barras’ which screened around local venues in the East End of Glasgow, including The Barras itself and project partner The People’s Palace, alongside an exhibition featuring photographs by Alan Knight and Julia Bauer as well as archive photos and materials found during the process. 
Alan Knight was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and he is now based in Edinburgh. He was employed as a film editor for many years, working on Feature Films, Docs, TV Dramas, Commercials and Promos etc, before moving into writing and making documentaries. Recent projects include 'The Ghost Show', 'Back to Sarajevo' and 'Voices from the Barras'. Worked in 2013/2014 for, producing and directing animation films while continuing to develop his film and TV projects for domestic and world markets, including a feature documentary/animation project about Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show visits to Scotland in 1891 and 1904.  
Alan Knight is also a photographer; his book 'Glasgow at the Crossroads' was published through Stenlake Publishing, Ayrshire, Scotland in 2010, and is available on 

A documentary film about Glasgow’s Fairfield shipyard, The Bowler and The Bunnet is the only film Sir Sean Connery has ever directed. Produced as a Scottish television documentary programme on STV, the film features the famous actor analysing the experiment of a new modern management introduced at the Fairfield shipyard by the Tory industrialist Sir Iain Stewart in the mid-sixties. Ambitioning to test a new way of working that would have been an example for the British industry, Stewart’s experiment went to fail in 1968, when Fairfield was made part of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, collapsing in its turn in 1971, after the union leader Jimmy Reid led a work-in and strike.  
Sir Thomas Sean Connery (b. 1930) is a Scottish actor and producer who won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award).  
Connery is best known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. His film career also includes such films as Marnie, The Name of the Rose, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Murder on the Orient Express, Dragonheart, and The Rock.