JA40: The Junction Arts Story
Nominated for Factual Programme of the Year at the Royal Television Society Midlands Awards 2017, JA40 is a short documentary commissioned to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Junction Arts. Based in Derbyshire, they are a fantastic, hard working participatory arts organisation with a long history of engaging and exciting community projects within the region. Talking to some of the many faces from over the last 40 years, the film looks to shine a light on how their art can and indeed has made a difference. Funded and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
In 2018 ‘JA40’ received a nomination at the inaugural Mainframe Awards for the ‘Project Most Proud Of’ award celebrating the successes of Derby-based creative businesses.
"From start to finish it has been a pleasure working with Chris and he produced a film for Junction Arts that perfectly met our brief. Chris always found the time to discuss the commission with the staff team and his skills and experience helped to shape the finished product. He thoroughly researched the organisation to gain an understanding of our history and our ethos and gave over and above in terms of enthusiasm and professionalism. Chris was required to carry out a series of face to face interviews and his excellent communication skills proved to be invaluable in getting the best from people. We are proud to share the JA40 film." Jane Wells, Project Coordinator, Junction Arts
Directed, filmed and edited by Christopher Bevan
Music by Adam Shuttleworth
Contains an extract of 'Valiants Arise' JA40 Commission by Paul Lovatt Cooper
Performed by Wiltshire Brass Band and Hand Made Samba Band
With thanks Arts Council England, Bolsover District Council, Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Record Office, Paul Buxton and Mark Smith
Junctions Arts 1976-2016 junctionarts.org