Upcoming events

Watch this space for new Waterlight workshops and other upcoming events over the coming months. And you catch up with our past events here.

CANCELLED due to coronavirus: The Waterlight Film in Meldreth, previously scheduled for 19th March 2020, at Elin Way Community Hall.

With apologies, we have had to cancel “AN EVENING WITH THE RIVER MEL” on Thursday 19th March at 7.30pm, because of the ongoing Covid 19 Coranavirus situation.

Do enjoy the official trailer for the film — featuring extracts from Clare Crossman’s readings of her Waterlight poems, and from interviews with local experts and users of the river. Filming by Nigel Kinnings and James Murray-White, and editing by Nigel Kinnings.

Inspired by the River Mel poet Clare Crossman wrote nine poems capturing the essence of our beautiful chalk stream. She then linked up with filmmaker James Murray White to make a film about the river based on her poems. Further filming has been carried out by Nigel Kinnings who has also edited the film. After a year of capturing memories, interviewing residents, involving Meldreth primary school children and extensively filming, the film is now going to be shown in Meldreth.

Stephen Tomkins, Chair of the Cam Valley Forum, has said of the film: “The mix of genres in the film was special and genuinely unique. A wonderful word picture of place and human belonging of local, social, natural history and much more. Technically excellent and deeply memorable”.

Waterlight film, with Cambridge Past Present & Future: June 27th 2020, at Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington

Members of Cambridge Past Present & Future’s Heritage Watch committee recently viewed our Waterlight film and we are delighted to take up their invitation to screen Waterlight again. This screening of Waterlight on Saturday 27th June (11am – noon) will again be at Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA. More information and booking details will be available in early June. For the time being, save the date!

Cambridge Past Present & Future is a civic society based in Wandlebury Country Park, Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge. Their theme for National Civic Day 2020 is ‘Architecture and Water’ and, as you can read in Bruce Huett’s post on our recent screening at Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington is an exemplar of a high-density 21st century development which places sustainability, including water conservation, at the forefront of the design process.