Worcestershire on Film



Autumn 2008
Venues including Pershore, Evesham, Tenbury Wells, Worcester, Kidderminster and Malvern.

Worcestershire County Record Office and the Media Archive of Central England invited us to plan a series of community screenings across the county, using all kinds of venues and a programme tailored to each local area. Unearthed gems included an Empire Marketing Board film about Evesham’s plum harvest – called ‘Plums That Please’ – and a 1920 travelogue about the Malvern Hills by film pioneer Cecil Hepworth, as well as a wealth of newsreel and home-movie footage.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the project was pootling around the highways and byways of Worcestershire on the hunt for interesting venues. These included the ‘Chinese-gothic’ Pump Rooms of Tenbury Wells, the Redditch Nail Museum, Malvern Priory, and a thatched medieval barn in Bretforton where the projector swayed every time the wind blew. The tour concluded with a packed-out gala screening at Worcester Guild Hall, with silent footage of the city’s 1947 floods given a heart-breaking live score by pianist Alcyona Mick.

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