It occurred to us the other day that 7 Inch Cinema is almost ten years old. In June 2003 we put on a filmnight at the Rainbow in Digbeth, setting in motion all sorts of other things which have eventually landed us here. Still doing quite similar things, but in a completely different way. Or is that vice versa?
In any case, things have moved on, and we’ve decided to bundle all the things we do under the banner of Flatpack. That means all our year-round work will come to be known as Flatpack Projects, and 7 Inch Cinema will quietly recede into the background. It doesn’t mean we’re doing less year-round stuff: far from it. But for many the 7inch name is still very much tied up with the pub gigs that started it all, and it makes things a bit clearer if all our work can go in one place.
That one place is the Flatpack website, which was relaunched in a small way last week. There’s plenty more to come, and eventually the site will contain an archive of all the old gigs gathered here. It should also be a bit of a kick up the bum for our web presence, which has got a little sparse of late. This post is a way of starting the countdown – but 7 Inch Cinema will not be forgotten, and next summer we’d like to mark the tenth anniversary in some way.