IT'S NICE UP NORTH
- IT¹S NICE UP NORTH
Martin Parr and John Shuttleworth
Tuesday 11 October, 7.30pm
Spike Island presents the first screening outside of the Edinburgh Fringe of
It's Nice Up North, a film by the internationally renowned photographer
Martin Parr and versatile singer/organist John Shuttleworth. The screening
will be followed by a question and answer session with Parr and
John Shuttleworth decides to test the popular theory that the further north
you travel, the friendlier people will be¹ by venturing to Britain's most
northerly spot, the Shetland Isles. Foiled by failing light, let down by a
flat car battery, and buffeted by the constant wind, John doggedly pursues
his quest; asking everyone he meets the all-important question; "Is it nice
Filmed by photographer Martin Parr "Brilliant observer of middle England"
(Daily Telegraph) and co-starring Shetland tour guide Elma Johnson as
herself, It's Nice Up North is a hilarious spoof documentary; a glorious mix
of spurious actuality caught by Parr's ever-roving camera, and complete
nonsense from the mouth of John Shuttleworth, "Sheffield's funniest man"
It's Nice Up North will be screened in the gallery space at Spike Island on
Tuesday 11 October at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £5 (£4 concessions) and can be purchased on the door.
For further information call the Spike Island office on 0117 929 2266.
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