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ANGEL WINGS

SAGE GATESHEAD / ACE UK / SDA

Set in the windswept town of Gateshead in North East England, this fifth episode of Silent Spaces celebrates the resilience of a part of the country that is still suffering from losing its industries during the pandemic.

Standing tall and rooted deeply in the North is the iconic cultural centre - Sage, Gateshead, where the action unfolds. An homage to the people, their fight for hope, championing the differently able as well as diverse immigrant communities of the region, ‘Angel Wings’ was composed and written by Soumik Datta.

The chorus alludes to the region’s mining history, the invention of the electric bulb (in Gateshead by Sir Joseph Swan) and Antony Gormley’s iconic ‘Angel of the North’ - a beacon of hope and renewal. Starring Newcastle based musicians folk rock singer Ruth Patterson and prolific keys player Calum Howard on piano, Soumik supports on backing vocals and sarod.

Souvid Datta’s film follows the journeys of two North East based dancers, Lila Naruse and Benedicta Valentina reuniting to discover the joy of dance again after a prolonged period of pandemic isolation and stillness.

SILENT SPACES is an original series of 6 episodes directed by Souvid Datta and produced by Soumik Datta Arts, breaking the silence of iconic venues, closed nightclubs and empty museums that were out of action during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To read more about the full Silent Spaces project and watch the films click here.

Credits


Director
Producer

Starring
Vocals & Violin
Piano
Dance & Choreography

Music & Lyrics

Crew
2nd Camera & Lighting
Documentary DOP
Mix & Mastering
Project Manager
Senior Producer

Co-produced by

Souvid Datta
Melanie Cura Daball


Ruth Patterson
Calum Howard
Lila Naruse
Benedicta Valentina
Soumik Datta


Jerzy Gudjonsson
Natalja Safranova
Camilo Tirado
Minal Mehta
Oliver Carruthers

The British Museum | Royal Albert Hall | Sage Gateshead | Depot Mayfield | Hawkwood College | WePresent | WeTransfer | Genesis Cinema | The Lexington | BBC Radio 3 | Network Rail | The Space Arts | Arts Council England | Bagri Foundation | SD Films | Dishoom | Timberland

With equipment provided by PixiPixel & Yellow Cactus

Presented by SDA


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