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Telling the remarkable story of one of the greatest innovators in modern British music, Mind On The Run promises to be a moving account of the life, love and work of a musical genius who made startlingly original music spanning seven decades. Through two audio interviews recorded shortly before his death, Basil tells his own story and philosophy in his own voice – ultimately revealing his own understanding of the meaning of life.

With contributions from Evan Parker, Richard Williams, Bob Stanley, Sean O’Hagan, Alan Barnes and many others, including the friends, musicians and producers who worked with Basil in his later years in Hull, the film also features amazing rediscovered never-before-heard music, a rich archive of previously unseen photographs, and wonderful graphics from Hull-based mixed media artist Anna Bean.

Researched, produced and directed by Matt Stephenson, Alan Jones and Harriet Jones, Mind On The Run is a story of a true artist, a man with a beautiful heart, who found his unique voice in the city that we know and love.

Part of our weekend festival, Mind on the Run: The Basil Kirchin Story. 17-19 Feb, Hull City Hall.

Nova Studios Ltd are the Hull based film production company responsible for the short film This City Belongs To Everyone, which helped Hull win the bid to become City of Culture in 2017. They are also producing a monthly series of online films for 2017 – How Do You Have A Happy Life? – shot in Hull and it’s partner city Freetown, Sierra Leone.


Queen Victoria Square
01482 300 300


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Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm

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