In partnership with Bideford Film Society, our friends at Beaford are screening the national premiere of a film called ‘The Wild Tour’ of Devon. The screening includes a live in-person Q&A with professional theatre maker Daniel Bye, musician and esteemed fell runner Boff Whalley (from Chumbawamba fame), and film maker Bevis Bowden at Kingsley Theatre, Bideford, on Wednesday 25 May at 7.45pm.
The film showcases the glorious Devon scenery and how great it feels to be active in nature. It’s 60 minutes in duration and features Daniel Bye and Boff Whalley’s epic 120 mile running adventure from Northam Burrows to Dartmouth last year – down Devonshire lanes, forgotten public footpaths and bracing moorland – performing their show ‘These Hills are Ours’ at five outdoor spaces along the way, as part of a co-commission with Beaford.
Running, music, theatre performance and the stunningly beautiful Devon landscape are all thrown into one inspiring, easy watching, documentary film.
Carn to Cove were part of this project on many levels – including Director Claire Marshall joining in with some of the running!
Kingsley Theatre has a capacity of 260, comfy seats, a massive cinema screen and professional sound system, so it will be a fabulous experience. Dan, Boff and Bevis are travelling back to Devon from Lancaster and London for the evening and are excited to be able to answer questions from the floor after the screening.
There will also be several books available to purchase on the night.
• ‘These Hills are Ours’ Daniel Bye and Boff Whalley – 48 page booklet and 8 song CD• ‘Tides of Change’ – A lens on the North Devon Coast. In celebration of their 60th anniversary, the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) have teamed up with the Beaford Archive to present a fascinating ‘then and now’ publication.
• ‘The Land Between the Moors’ | Essays in Culture, Environment and Agricultural Change
This newly published book of essays, edited by Professor Michael Winter OBE with Dr Timothy Wilkinson, Professor Matt Lobley & Dr Robert Fish, focuses on how a particular rural landscape and its communities have evolved and changed, and the problems and prospects associated with managing the landscape sustainably. The publication is illustrated throughout with photographs from the Beaford Archive.
• Hopefully also, Faster! Louder! How a Pink Rocker from Yorkshire became British Champion Fell Runner – Boff Whalley
Beaford are really excited to bring audiences back to North Devon community spaces, especially to share in something made in Devon and featuring their beautiful UNESCO Biosphere.