Alan Whitfield @llawn02

Not long until 19th to 21st September LLAWN – Llandudno Arts Weekend I will be over at Haus of Helfa with my projection in response to Llandudno’ lost buildings. My short film in response to Gareth Griffith work in situ with his installation and the spoken word of Rhys Trimble. Also due to the Response my video for the Llandudno IPP event My Tedder house Lost space will also be on show to the general public.

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Getting Laid(off) Up North; Words By Alan Whitfield80

I went to what is left of Dolgarrog aluminium works. It’s now a brown field site with one White Wall left standing…

Getting Laid(off) Up North

Valley wind dried the damp and cold.

Exterior wall white and bold.

Standing to attention,

as the 170 leave shattered but united.

Imagine a brick for each story told,

apprentice’s to Forman,

young, lazy and old.

Installed Indian shores the press still chatters.

The forgotten village,

unemployment community tatters.

the wall came first,

and still stands last.

For whom the productive past matter’s?

I can see it now…

home rang the bell,

down to the local,

gags and plans,

union rep delivers,

the mood shatters!

Closing a locker for the last time.

As the page 3 brakes a frown,

coffee mug at ease,

canvas bag to shoulder,

last latch of the gate.

He passes the same white wall,

now unemployed and brow furrowed.


Music Video Assistant Director

I Recently worked on Project with Graham Copper for his Negotiated studies 1 unit. I Was the Assistant Director alongside Graham. The biggest challenge was trying to sort out the venue and get the correct permission. We had to use Glyndwr Universities insurance. So we was covered up to 5 million pounds 🙂 We filmed it in the Car Park at Theatre Clwyd over 5 hours one evening. We had problems with the concert floor not been smooth enough for the track we was using on it. Other than that we did have any problems. As Graham had planned really well for the equipment he used. We had 8 sets of lights and  a smoke machine