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.
Boat Stories has three pieces of good news this week.
Our film about an inspirational couple salmon netting has just been released: salmon netting in the Taw & Torridge – watch it on our films page on this website. There’s also a behind the scenes video blog.
Secondly our first film Lobster Potting & the Berried Hens is on the big screen at Bideford cinema at Kingsley school this week – showing ahead of the main feature. On Friday 8th August & Sat 9th it’s on with Belle : An illegitimate mixed race woman is raised by aristocrats. (12A)
Doors open 7pm film starts 7.30pm
And on Sat 9th (doors open 4.30pm) & Sunday 10th (doors open 5pm) we’re on with How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) Thank you to William Isaac for making this possible.
Thirdly, Northern Devon FLAG (our main funders) have confirmed funding to make four more Boat Stories films – totalling ten in all. Once again thank you to FLAG and all our funders - listed at the bottom of each webpage.
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