Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart, Whitechapel Gallery

Duncan Whitley,  Things Fall Apart (film still) , 2017

Duncan Whitley, Things Fall Apart (film still), 2017

The premiere screening of Things Fall Apart will take place as part of an evening of sound and film at Whitechapel Gallery on 16th March 2017.

Introduced by Poppy Bowers (curator at the Whitworth andNew Studio) and followed by a Q&A with filmmaker and editor Lucy Harris, the evening will also feature a selection of soundworks from 2004 - 2016 and a premiere screening of Entre Naranjos y Cal.

Details and tickets here:

Research and production of Things Fall Apart was supported through Grants for the Arts courtesy of the Arts Council England and National Lottery.

Early footage of Coventry Godiva Pageant from 1902

Early footage of the Coventry Godiva Pageant shot by the Mitchell and Kenyon company in 1902. The opening footage shows the variety actress Vera Guedes posing on horseback in her role as Lady Godiva, historical patron of the city. The subsequent footage shows moments from the procession through Coventry, including a group of "Roundhead" soldiers carrying crossbows, followed by a marching brass band and banners bearing the city's insignia. Other elements in the procession would have largely consisted in representations of local trade.

The complete remaining Mitchell and Kenyon footage from this event can be viewed online at the BFI player here:

Courtesy of the British Film Institute (BFI) under the terms of the Creative Archive Licence at

Things Fall Apart in post-production

Things Fall Apart is now in post-production. The new film and sound work set in Coventry was shot across 2013 to 2015. The video edit and sound design are being developed in tandem, with the multi-channel soundtrack featuring a performance by Coventry's own Jaguar Land Rover Band, recorded earlier this year.

The project is due for completion in late March 2016.