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Check us out in the Timber Festival programme…

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We’ve made it onto the website under the ‘Gather’ theme; keep scrolling down and then down a bit more and you’ll find us! Timber Festival Programme

Making Props!

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A unique find – a very rare TG Green piece that appeared in the original edition 1942 catalogue. A one off prototype that sadly never went into production….

Overseal Gala – Pedal Powered Screening

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A few images from our day at the Gala – and many thanks to the legs of Overseal people for helping us power up the screen!

At the premiere…

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Here are some photos from Saturday, the community screening of our film! Here we are setting up the space and welcoming our audience. Big thank you’s to everyone that helped and everyone that… Continue reading

Filming ourselves…

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Sophie and Kristen’s great Aunty Irene shared some stories with us this morning about her experiences growing up in Donisthorpe –  war-time memories of bombs and bullets, harvest time as a land girl,… Continue reading

Film Week!

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Last week we set up our film base at Moira Furnace and set about a 6-day shoot – sorting out cameras, sound and questions to interview local residents with links to the key… Continue reading

Filming Starts…

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This evening we invited 2 experts to Donisthorpe youth club to help us with our research into Pit Talk and local dialect – Dr Natalie Barber, a senior lecturer in Linguistics from Nottingham… Continue reading

It’s up!

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Come and see our new exhibition at Moira Furnace! We installed it today in the Bridge Loft- a great opportunity for us to represent the project’s journey and what we discovered about this landscape’s… Continue reading

Moira Replan

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On Monday we took a trip to meet Graham Knight at Moira Replan to have a look at the archive of local photos and maps that’s held there. We took a look at… Continue reading

Moira Furnace, Ashby Canal & the South Derbyshire Mining Preservation Society

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Last Saturday was a busy day! We started with a tour of the furnace with Steve Scotney, sharing the mysteries and stories of the building. We learnt that Moira village didn’t exist before Earl… Continue reading