In association with arts and media organisation One to One Development Trust, Wakefield Civic Society will be showing two short films produced by One to One about Wakefield as part of this year’s Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb.
The first film – Wood Street: The Heart of Wakefield – was made as part of a joint Heritage Lottery funded project between the Society, Wakefield Historical Society, Leeds Beckett University and Wakefield Council to explore the rich architectural and social history of one of Wakefield’s most significant streets. The film was originally launched in March 2018 but has since had more material added to it. Copies of the book written by Society President Kevin Trickett as part of the project will be available to buy for £3.50.
The second film, The Rambling Rose, was commissioned by Wakefield Council and made in 2008. It follows Society President, Kevin Trickett, as he leads a group of residents and visitors on a guided walk around Wakefield’s city centre, pointing out buildings of architectural and historical interest as part of celebrations for Yorkshire Day earlier that year.
One to One Development Trust are celebrating their 30th year anniversary screening films from their extensive archive of the Wakefield District; this screening is one of a series of events and talks that they will be holding or contributing to throughout 2019/2020.
Civic Society President Kevin Trickett said “With so many visitors expected in the city over the period of the Festival, we wanted to show off some of Wakefield’s rich architectural heritage and to say something about the city’s history and development. What better way to do that than by showing these two films which show Wakefield to great advantage? We enjoyed working with One to One on both of these projects, one very recently but one over a decade ago. I can well remember having the production crew accompanying my tour group one sunny day back in 2008 as I led a group of local residents and visitors around the city centre pointing out items of interest and making sure we were ‘in shot’!”
The two films will be shown free of charge (although donations are also welcome!) at Wakefield Town Hall in Wood Street. Places are strictly limited and must be booked in advance via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2tlDF5f