Our festival director Professor Charlotte Crofts presented on her chapter about the Looking For Archie Walking Tour at the Book Launch of Screen Tourism and Affective Landscapes, and spoke about her collaboration with Show of Strength Theatre Company to develop a new, actor-led theatre walk of Cary Grant/Archie’s Bristol – Raising Cary Grant – the SOLD OUT pilot is happening on 18 & 19 November this year, but we’re hatching plans to run the walk regularly to keep Cary alive in Bristol between festivals so do subscribe to our mailing list for updates. You can watch just Charlotte’s bit here:
Or if you are interested, you read more and watch the whole event below:
Book launch below of the new book Screen Tourism and Affective Landscapes, edited by Erik Champion (et al), the book explores the fascinating world of screen tourism and its impact on our emotions and connection to landscapes. Through a series of essays by leading scholars and practitioners, the book examines how movies and TV shows influence our travel choices, the hidden stories behind famous filming locations, and their impact on our emotional experiences.
The book launch will feature presentations by editor Erik Champion, introducing the book and his chapter on Swords, Sandals, and Selfies: Videogame-Induced Tourism and contributor Charlotte Crofts, discussing her chapter, Walking in Cary Grant’s Footsteps: The Looking for Archie Walking Tour, followed by a panel discussion including other contributors and Kathryn Davis from Visit West discussing screen tourism. The evening will conclude with a reception, where guests will have the opportunity to meet the authors and learn more about the book.
About the book
Screen Tourism and Affective Landscapes: The Real, the Virtual, and the Cinematic, edited By Erik Champion, Christina Lee, Jane Stadler, Robert Moses Peaslee
This book explores ways in which screen-based storyworlds transfix, transform, and transport us imaginatively, physically, and virtually to the places they depict or film. Topics include fantasy quests in computer games, celebrity walking tours, dark tourism sites, Hobbiton as theme park, surf movies, and social gangs of Disneyland.
How physical, virtual, and imagined locations create a sense of place through their immediate experience or visitation is undergoing a revolution in technology, travel modes, and tourism behaviour. This edited collection explores the rapidly evolving field of screen tourism and the affective impact of landscape, with provocative questions and investigations of social groups, fan culture, new technology, and the wider changing trends in screen tourism. We provide critical examples of affective landscapes across a wide range of mediums (from the big screen to the small screen) and locations.
If you are interested in purchasing the book, then the publishers Routledge have very kindly offered our audience a 20% Discount Code: EFL04. Visit: routledge.com/9781032355962
Erik Champion is an Enterprise Fellow at the University of South Australia (Creative-Architecture); ANU Honorary Research Professor; UWA Honorary Research Fellow; and Curtin University Emeritus Professor. He was previously UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage and Visualisation, and Professor at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. He has published books and papers on serious games and game mods, virtual heritage, virtual world phenomenology, digital humanities infrastructures, and architectural history.
Charlotte Crofts is Professor of Cinema Arts (Knowledge Exchange) at the University of the West of England, Bristol, where she teaches on the BA (Hons) Filmmaking, leading the BAFTA albert Education Partnership delivering the Applied Skills for a Sustainable Screen Industry module. She is a creative producer and filmmaker, making award-winning smartphone apps about local cinema history, and directs the Cary Comes Home Festival, which aims to celebrate Cary Grant’s Bristol UK roots and develop new audiences for his work. She is currently developing a monograph entitled Locating Cary Grant: Stardom, Mobilities and Place investigating the significance of Bristol to the development of Grant’s star persona and his ongoing legacy in the city. She initiated and is on the steering committee of Bristol City of Film, part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
Kathryn Davis is managing director of Visit West, who deliver three Bristol Business Improvement Districts and a nationally accredited Local Visitor Economy Partnership (LVEP). The LVEP is responsible for a wide range of business services and development opportunities for both B2C and B2B markets, supporting the visitor economy in the region, its destinations, and businesses. She represents the destinations at national and international forums and promotes the value and importance of the visitor economy in the region. Kathryn is Vice-President of the Tourism Management Institute, a Board Member of UK Inbound and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, and a member of the Tourism Industry Council.
Erik Champion (South Australia)
Charlotte Crofts (UWE Bristol)
Kathryn Davis (Visit West)
Joined online for the panel discussion by:
Jane Lovell (Canterbury)
Mia Larson (Karlstads)
Alberto Zambendetti (Toronto)
Ray Eddy (Central Florida)
This event is brought to you by the UWE Bristol Moving Image Research Group.
You can watch the whole event here: