Hitchcock Meets Gamelan! The Lodger – A story of the London Fog

7:30PM - 9:00PM
Memo Arts Centre


Arts Active are delighted to be working in partnership with the Memo Arts Centre in bringing this unique and innovative cinema event, combining LIVE music accompaniment using Javanese Gamelan with a British silent movie classic-The Lodger’A story of the London Fog (PG), released  97 years ago on this date, Valentine’s Day, 1927.

Alfred Hitchock’s silent film is a story full of intrigue and suspense, a fast-paced thriller that thrives on a misplaced guilt, a dubious hero and a woman in peril. The film was chosen not only for its gripping narrative but its important Welsh connection with Cardiff-born musician, composer and actor Ivor Novello, whose past music and heritage created a legacy of music carried on today through the Novello Awards for music. 

Composer Helen Woods has been developing this innovative cinematic experience with the Cardiff Gamelan community musicians, who together will weave the silent film tradition and live musical accompaniment for the ‘The Lodger, to echo the Indonesian tradition for epic shadow puppet performances Wayang Kulit of which Gamelan music is integral. 

Valentine Early Bird Ticket Offer:  £9 & £7 (concessions)  if you book between Wednesday 14 & Wednesday 28 February. Full price £11 & £9. 

In addition to  the performance at the Memo Arts Centre, there will be a series of FREE ‘Music in Film’ focused participatory school and community workshops,  led by Helen Woods  and workshop leaders within the Vale of Glamorgan. 


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