New Exhibition at Kilau


1st March to 25th April

Shaun Hughes @ Kilau Coffee Shop and Gallery


by shaun hughes

This show chronicles the making of ‘mother’, my 1970’s set short film about a family torn apart by the wife/mothers suicide. The film focuses on the relationship between the father and daughter characters in the wake of the loss, and shows how in their grief the daughter falls into her mother’s place.

In a bid to attain a period aesthetic using modern equipment we shot the film using prime lenses from the 70’s and used an adapter to attach them to a Sony HVRZ1 High Definition camera. This kit was provided by Dave Falconer of Falcon Audio Video ( Dave also served as cinematographer on the project.

Making this film was truly a collaborative experience with Richard Browne holding dual responsibilities of lighting and sound as well as taking some production photos. Caroline Smith produced the film as well as playing the mother character. My girlfriend Becky Wheeler came onboard as production assistant and photographer.

In front of the camera Lindsay Cromar and Sarah Birtles also delivered as the father and daughter respectively. Tim Courtney, of the band Katerwaul, provided the films score.

The film is still in post-production after which I will put it on the festival circuit and look to get it screened as widely as possible. For now I hope this show can act as a preview and as a glimpse into my filmmaking process.

Please visit my blog at: for more information about this project and all aspects of my work.

Shaun Hughes.

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Exciting news! John Heckart, of Green Pony and Welfare Mothers fame, is back in Aberdeen and playing for one night only here at kilau!

Entertainment shall kick off at around 8pm and will feature Ashley Park, Steve Milne and Kevin Allan. Kathryn Sawyers may pop in past too, and there might even be MORE people playing! Amazing!!

Come along and check it out!

Entry, as always, is free. This is too good to miss!

– Eion

Status Update!

Good evening!

A quick update and some photos!

We had a successful meeting with the chap designing our kitchen and we are due to get our new flooring installed next week. Work is progressing at pace on the exterior of the building, with all the windows on the top floor now ready to be replace and slates being replace on the roof. The repointing has yet to start as the weather has been too bad. Craig has been hard at work too…

Craig's hard work!

The partition walls for the disabled toilet that Craig (and his Dad) built.

front right

front left

The front of the building with scaffolding and lovely burgundy netting.

back view

The back of the building, standing in our garden!

back garden!

coal sheds

Back garden and coal sheds. We’re planning on having decking out here at some point!

Exciting times!

– Eion

Well, the snow didn’t arrive.

I was a little disappointed that the snow blanketing the whole of the country didn’t make it as far as Aberdeen. I was looking forward to at least a nice dusting that would bring people in to snuggle up with a beautiful latte or mocha, or a decadent hot chocolate! Instead we got nothing but glum, gloomy drizzle that kept everyone indoors. Rubbish.

Tomorrow will be better! Don’t let the weather beat you! The soup will be Beetroot and Parsnip With a nice cup of coffee it’s the perfect thing to banish those winter blues!

Something to whet the appetite…

tasty tasty mocha!

tasty tasty mocha!

– Eion

The most played songs

Music is important to us here at kilau. We like music. A lot.

I thought it would be nice to get a little snap shot of what we are listening to at the moment. And what better way to do that than a Top 10?

At the beginning of each month I’ll put up a new list then reset the play count.

This first list is a little skewed as the ipod we use at the shop used to be my own personal one but here it is none the less.

In reverse order…

10. House Of Cards/Radiohead – In Rainbows

9. My Rollercoaster/Kimya Dawson – Juno OST

8. Tire Swing/Kimya Dawson – Juno OST

7. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi/Radiohead – In Rainbows

6. Loose Lips/Kimya Dawson – Juno OST

5. Bodysnatchers/Radiohead – In Rainbows

4. Faust Arp/Radiohead – In Rainbows

3. Nude/Radiohead – In Rainbows

2. Reckoner/Radiohead – In Rainbows

1. All I Need/Radiohead – In Rainbows

And what have we learned? That I obsess over a couple of bands at one time. How embarrassing. In Rainbows is *such* a good album tho…

Play count reset! New list next month!

– Eion