START OF A RACE, END OF A SHOW, ETC.

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Places:

  • Orkney Islands

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Agriculture

Genres:

  • Experimental
  • Women film makers

People/organisations:

  • TAIT, Margaret

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: START OF A RACE, END OF A SHOW, ETC.

Reference number: 6237

Date: 1976 (?)

Director: [filmed by Margaret Tait]

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.41 mins

Description: Footage of a yacht race and a (Highland?) Show in Kirkwall, as filmed by Margaret Tait. [this is possibly incomplete footage from her 'Aspects of Kirkwall' series?]

See also Additional Information file at 11/1/455. Paper Archives 4/5/119, 4/11/651, 4/5/92.

The Tait papers are deposited in Orkney Archives. Currently being catalogued. For any enquiries please contact Principal Archivist.

The British Artist's Film and Video Study Collection at http://www.bftv.ac.uk/avantgarde based at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design holds an artist's file on Margaret Tait.

The British Film Institute National Library http://www.bfi.org.uk holds many of the published articles on her and her work.

In 1979 Margaret Tait was the subject of a BBC Scotland 'Spectrum' arts programme.

Shotlist: title (0.03) yacht race in Kirkwall bay (Peedie Sea?) (1.02) swans and cygnets on water (1.45) combine harvester working field (2.00) shot looking out of raindrop srtained car window at car park, animals and people arrive, some people ride horses, others guide them along by the reins (3.13) family in foreground, the children in their parents arms, a truck carrying a large wheeled buggy passes in background, pan across to various other trucks, horseboxes and people arriving (3.38) title (3.41)