We have invited Herefordshire based, Catcher Media to share a selection of their films past and present with you.
Pop in or stay awhile, put your feet up and enjoy some locally made films in the Georgian Stables.
Saturday and Sunday
11 – 2pm: A selection of environmental and nature based short films.
Wye Valley, Story of a Great River. Telling the story of the River Wye from its source to its convergence with the River Severn. Made with The Waterworks Museum (16 mins)
Bean Poles in the Garden with Toby Buckland. Demonstrating uses for locally and sustainably managed coppice beanpoles in the vegetable plot and herbaceous border. Made with The Greenwood Centre. (12 mins)
Light is Life, Promoting Traditional Wood Land Management. Documenting coppicing methods practised over many generations in Worcestershire. Made with The Greenwood Centre. (28 mins)
Kington’s Playful Landscapes, Childhood experiences and memories through the years. Made with Herefordshire Wildlife Trusts ‘Wild Play’ to promote outdoor play. (16 mins)
Reclaim our Future, a short drama where young People come together to promote climate change action. Made with Concern Universal. (9 mins)
Water On Tap, Water supplies in Herefordshire yesterday and today. A history of water supplies made with The Waterworks Museum (20 mins)
Food and Farming in South Herefordshire. Four films made with primary school children partnered with a local famer to explore what farming means, from sheep shearing to a lambs birth, talking potatoes to TB. (Total: 32 mins)
The Herefordshire Life Through a Lens project by Catcher Media explores the huge collection of photographs and negatives of Herefordshire photographer Derek Evans, digitising the archive and creating an oral history from Herefordshire people about the memories they evoke. The collection consists of 200,000+ negatives, 790 exhibition images, hundreds of prints, scrapbooks full of newspaper cuttings, photo journals, and daily log books of the studio’s activities.
“Derek was clearly passionate about Hereford and the region. His image repertoire is affectionate, humanist, liberal and well crafted.” Dr Russell Roberts, University of South Wales
Herefordshire Life Through a Lens: Carousel (90 mins)
This brand new film delves deep into the Derek Evans photographic archive from the 1950s-1970s to bring you the stories behind his photographs of the county, from the May Fair to Hereford United, from the Fownhope Heart of Oak walk to jazz, from childhood to politics, photography and more. The film is currently on tour around the county.
Click here to watch the trailer
Herefordshire Life Through a Lens:
Stories from the Hop Yards (90 mins)
This 2018 film brims with archive photos and films alongside newly recorded interviews. A requisite of British beer, with their evocative aroma, hops have been an integral part of county life for centuries. Listen to stories of days past and present from pickers, farmers, traders and brewers. Families would arrive for a working holiday by train, cattle lorry or charabanc. Dinners were cooked over open fires and children picked hops into an old umbrella while their mothers worked at the cribs.
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In partnership with Herefordshire Councils Archives and Library Services.
Formed in 1996 and expert in participatory video, Catcher Media is an award-winning video production company specialising in working with the community on health, education, environmental and heritage projects. Catcher Media is a Community Interest Company. www.catchermedia.co.uk