Moments of Stillness



In June 2020, Highbridge-based artists Leila Browning and Nadja McDevitt invited members of the community to film and share those precious moments of stillness found in their local surroundings during the Covid-19 summer. Their artistic project Moments of Stillness is one of the five projects for the Creative Arts Under Lockdown programme commissioned by Seed. Members of the community were encouraged to film a short video lasting up to one minute of their surroundings when out on their daily exercise, in their gardens or on the way to the shops, encouraging people to take a moment out of their day to stop, notice and be mindful. The community enthusiastically took out their phones and 90 videos were submitted in total. Nadja McDevitt has been working over the past couple of months to collate the video submissions into three different length films – 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 38 minutes. Each film has an original soundtrack created by sound designer Daniel Birch.

We have also been working with Sightlines Audio Description Services to produce audio described versions of each film.

Moments of Stillness DVD

We are creating a DVD collating all versions of the film, with audio described versions and the original soundtrack by Daniel Birch. If you would like to receive a free copy of this DVD, please enter your name and address in the form below:


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