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