STOP PRESS. Salar the Salmon exhibition has been extended to Nov 8th!
I popped into see the Salar the Salmon exhibition at the Barnstaple museum this week. It’s a lovely, intimate exhibition with a lot of different artefacts from ancient netting tools to rare salmon netting licenses, old photographs and artwork by Jon Lincoln Gordon and Suzanne Hobbs. Our film salmon netting on the Taw & Torridge is playing on a constant loop, projected on to one of the walls. You can hear Stephen’s voice calling you from the landing! I suggest, if you’re not disturbing anyone else reading plaques, turning off the lights for five minutes so you can see the film better! Another highlight of the exhibition is the newly restored wooden salmon netting boat. It’s running until October 18th.
On Thursday 18th September there’s a free open event – a chance to watch the film and chat to the stars Sheila & Stephen Taylor, the boat restorer, the artists and the Boat Stories team. See invite below.
It may be nearing the end of the summer season but there's lots going on this weekend. On Sunday 7th head to the crab & lobster festival at Clovelly harbour. Boat Stories went last year & highly recommends it. We hear the lobster hatchery will be there again and so will a highly colourful lobster on stilts - or two. And if you have to queue for your ticket you can watch Boat Stories lobster film playing in the visitor centre.
This weekend you can also watch our salmon film on the big screen! Showing at Bideford Cinema on Friday and Saturday night ahead of the main feature 'Boyhood.' Doors open at 7pm. Our salmon film is also on show at Barnstaple museum's 'Salar the Salmon' event due to open any day now and on show at Braunton museum. On Thursday 18th September you can come to the museum and meet Stephen & Sheila - stars of our salmon film in person & ask questions. Details to follow.
And finally - our river film is finished -hurrah. So sometime over this weekend hopefully 'Life's Journey on the Torridge' will be available for viewing on our film page!
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