Upcoming events

Watch this space for new Waterlight screenings and other upcoming events – see below.

Reed Gardening Club Wednesday 13th March 13th 2024  (7.30pm)

Reed Gardening Club will host a screening of Waterlight at Reed Village Hall Blacksmith’s Lane Reed Royston SG8 8AX. Open to non-members.


You catch up with our past events here.

And you can 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. Filmed by Nigel Kinnings and James Murray-White, and edited 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 was 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 has now been screened in various locations.

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”.