William K.L. Dickson plays the violin while two men dance. This is the oldest surviving sound film where sound is recorded on the phonograph.
William K.L. Dickson brings his hat from his one hand to the other and moves his head slightly, as a small nod toward the audience. This was the first film produced by the Edison Manufacturing Company to be shown to public audiences and the press.
On Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 Barbara and her band performed a special sold-out, one-off concert for fans at the Spilsby Theatre in Lincolnshire. The concert was recorded and the evening is presented here in its entirety as ‘Into the Light,’ Barbara’s first ever live DVD release. The DVD features all eighteen songs, mixing hits such as ‘Caravans,’ ‘I Know Him So Well’ and ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’ with favourites from her theatre work including ‘Easy Terms’ from the musical ‘Blood Brothers’ and ‘In The Bleak Midwinter/Here Comes The Sun’ from Willy Russell’s ‘John Paul George Ringo… & Bert’. Also included are ‘Love Hurts’ from ‘Band of Gold’, Gerry Rafferty’s ‘The Right Moment’ and Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right’ and ‘The Time They Are A-Changin'’. Barbara is joined on stage by her band - Pete Zorn, Troy Donockley, Brad Lang and Nick Holland.
Irish artist and motorcycle enthusiast Rodney Dickson chooses many ways to describe “living along the edge,” from his coming of age amidst the political turmoil of 1960s and 70s Ireland to the arduous task of finishing a satisfying, let alone great, painting. It can only be described as a general state of vital, ecstatic uncertainty that has come to define his artistic process, which is by turns contemplative and fervent. “I have to keep creating and destroying, and then pushing one step further,” says Dickson. “I’ve ruined many paintings that way, but that’s okay.”