Film

New Tai Chi Films

  Meg has recently completed 6 short films of  Tai Chi classes for Carol Wrigley’s new website http://www.taichi-qigong-suffolk.co.uk/gallery/  featuring Lee and Yang styles, Tai Chi dance, stick and fan forms  (read more) in Beccles, GreatYarmouth, Oulton Broad and Lowestoft.      

Snow cancels show

Performance of Pip’s Wildlife Garden at Red Oak Academy, Lowestoft,  for World Book Day, due to big snow and school closure! Performer  snowed-in for 5 days, but braved the Arctic winds and snow-drifts to make this film (armed with her Canon Legria camera, and new clippy mics with Zoom recorder). Then came the thaw, and …read more…

Island of Trees film

A short film of my Island of Trees installation at River Waveney Sculpture Trail 2016 is now on Vimeo. Inspired by a childhood memory of a strange chapter in The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame; a missing otter pup, a mysterious protecting Presence, the island near the weir – re-imagined in an island …read more…

New film at Moving Arts East 2016

  Catch Meg’s new film “Tai Chi with Carol Wrigley” at Moving Arts East Celebration of Dance and Film at The Cut Halesworth this Sunday 20th November. On view in the foyer, on a loop from 7 pm. Filmed at Carol’s Monday night class summer 2016 at the Waveney Centre Beccles

Spooky Folk at Eastfolk Kinodrome

Not to be missed at Folk East – this Saturday 20th August 4 p.m. at the Eastfolk Kinodrome. Films made by Suffolk women – Meg Amsden, Debra Hyatt, Mel Horwood, and Pam Harling Challis – including Spooky Folk, Coastal Dances, and Dreaming of Doggerland. Full daily Kinodrome programme at the Festival of rare archive film, …read more…

Outlandish Knight at INK Festival – programme change

New Spooky Folk film no 4: The Outlandish Knight has been selected for the  INK Festival at The Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY. Sat 9th and Sun 10th April 2016 Short films: 11am – 12.30, 1.30pm – 3.00, 4.00 – 5.30 both days Sat 7.30 – 9.00, Sun 6.30 – 8.00. Outlandish Knight is the last …read more…

October Otter

Out on the salt marsh as the tide was slipping away early on Sunday, hoping to film a bit of mist for the next Spooky Folk movie and catch some good bird sounds, I caught this unexpected moment instead – my first ever sighting of a wild otter (but not the one in this photo, …read more…

Spooky Folk

Spooky Folk  – for adults and brave children. A collection of short shadow-puppet pieces with filmed atmospheric backgrounds and soundtracks; based on macabre English, Scottish and Irish folk songs about women, and sung by unusual singers: Nos. 1 – 3 available as a live puppet shows, or on film – for festivals, theatres, and cabaret …read more…

Psyche! Open the Box!

Psyche! Open the Box

A film by Nutmeg Puppet Company with music by Jane Wells. Psyche, the youngest and prettiest of the king’s three daughters, attracts the attention of the naughty god Cupid, and the raging jealousy of his mother Venus. Abandoned by her lover, alone and pregnant, Psyche must carry out 3 dangerous trials, and go down to …read more…

Famous Five Birds

Famous 5 Birds

At 15 mins, our shortest available show! Famous Five Birds – the show – was created as part of a project involving children from 10 schools; a puppeteer and maker (Meg Amsden); a composer (Nathan Williamson); a poet (Matt Howard); two bird experts (Steve and Kathy Piotrowski); a video maker (Debra Hyatt); a bird song …read more…