Speakers spotlight: Tim Brunsden & Sandi Hughes

Rewind Fast Forward: Sandi Hughes’ History of the Liverpool Scene (1975 – 2005)

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“REWIND FAST FORWARD is a unique archive of Liverpool’s music, club and fashion sub-cultures and the intersections with local LGBT and BAME history. It is being saved thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Film Hub North West Central and Liverpool Record Office.

Sandi Hughes, feminist film-maker, DJ and poet has hundreds of hours of film, thousands of photographs and other printed material that capture the marginalised and outrageous characters of Liverpool that she mixed with during the 70s, 80s and 90s. Sandi captured many community and political events concerned with gender, race and sexuality such as protests against Clause 28, AIDS activism and campaigning for an equal age of consent.

Friends including Holly Johnson, Frank Clarke, Margi Clarke, appear alongside many other less well-known characters from the buoyant Liverpool music, theatre, film and club scenes at a time of significant national political and social turmoil.”

Sandi Hughes

Sandi Hughes has been documenting her life in for more than 40 years. As a filmmaker, she has captured and recorded her stories as an evolution of her needs and expressions, including artists and activists at the forefront of Liverpool’s LGBT, BAME and feminist cultural and political moments in the equality movement on Merseyside.

Tim Brunsden

Tim Brunsden is a community filmmaker who enjoys making films that focus on outsider culture. He is a Co-Director with Artist Collective Re-Dock, an Associate Artist with post queer performance and events collective Duckie and is responsible for creating the digital output for Liverpool’s Homotopia Festival.







Led by artists and filmmakers, Sam Meech, Hwa Young Jung, Tim Brunsden & Neil Winterburn, Re-Dock are a community interest company established in 2008 to develop and deliver high quality creative projects throughout the North West of England and beyond.

Re-Dock is:

  • a collective of artists working with people and technology
  • a laboratory for developing strong, playful, interdisciplinary projects
  • a supportive network of peers and collaborators
  • a repository for knowledge-sharing and research
  • a space for unpicking and working through creative practice

Websites: www.re-dock.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rewindff/
Twitter: @Rewind_FF

Sandi and Tim will be speaking on day 2 of the conference

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