For this year’s Flatpack Festival closing party, Belbury Youth Club is coming to town. Ghost Box is a record label which releases great electronica with great artwork. Its inspiration is drawn from a parallel universe where standing stones and brutalist architecture mingle on the village green, where children’s minds are permanently marked by public information films transmitted in the dead of night. The capital of this universe is the fictional town of Belbury. And on Sunday 28 March, Belbury’s Youth Club will be at VIVID.
The night will include a screening of Penda’s Fen, a Play for Today originally screened in 1974. Set in the Malverns, it tells the tale of a confused teenager whose supernatural visions are fuelled by Elgar and Anglo-Saxon mythology. There will also be a screening of Winter Sun Wavelength, a film by Ghost Box co-founder Julian House with a live score by the Focus Group and Belbury Poly.
The space will also feature an exhibition of Julian House’s work. Although not a familiar name to many, he has designed the covers of albums you may well have at home including Primal Scream’s XTRMNTR, Broadcast’s Pendulum and Oasis’ Dig Out Your Soul.
The evening will be full of psych, folk, radiophonics and cosmic disco with guests Moon Wiring Club and sets from the Focus Group and Belbury Poly. More information about the night and tickets can be found here.