Acclaimed Film director Paul Sng, whose credits include filming Grantham group Sleaford Mods, will be talking about his work and sharing his expertise at a free event hosted by Mansions of the Future.
The free talk is taking place at Mansions of the Future in Lincoln on Tuesday 21 January 5:30pm—7:00pm. Tickets for the talk can be booked through the Mansions of the Future Website.
Mansions of the Future Artistic Director, Kerry Campbell, said: ”Paul’s work is designed to amplify the voices of people who aren’t usually heard in the arts and media, principally through filmmaking, but also in literature and photography.
“We’re thrilled to have such an important voice in Paul here to talk about his work. When the BAFTA awards nominations were announced earlier this month, many of us were dismayed by the lack of diversity among the nominees. But the dearth of working class voices in the nominations demonstrates the barriers people face to gain opportunity and recognition in the industry.”
In 2015 Paul Sng founded Velvet Joy Productions to explore the lives and work of individuals who have been neglected, marginalised or misrepresented in the arts and media, and his films have been broadcast on national television and screened internationally.
Paul’s previous films include Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain (2015), Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (2017) and Social Housing, Social Cleansing (2018) His first book, Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience, was published in November 2018.
Lead singer in Sleaford Mods is Jason Williamson has music in his genes. His father Brian Bradley, and Uncle Tony were for many years part of one of Grantham’s most popular bands, The Kobalts.
Grantham born and bred, Jason went to first to Belton Lane Primary School, then to St Wulfram’ s and finally Grantham College to study music and Drama.
He worked for a spell at Grantham’s Moy Park factory but was sacked after being spotted smoking in the car park.
The Lincoln Creates Network Talk is presented by Mansions of the Future as part of their Urban Form: Social Architecture & The Commons season. This programme of activity marks the start of the Mansions of the Future’s legacy year (2019 – 2020), which intends to engage artists, architects, academics and local citizens in conversation and debate around the past, present and future of Lincoln’s social and civic life, within the context of the local built environment.