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June, 2015


Lost Rivers
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Market Walk, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 7DAPicturedromeEvent Type:ArtLess than £10Spoken Word

Event Details

Monday 15th June 

6.30pm – 7.15pm (panel discussion) 

7.30pm – 9pm (film screening) 

Once flowing through nearly every developed city in the world, rivers provided the infrastructure upon which modern metropolises were built. In this adventurous and revelatory look into the disappearance and recent resurfacing of these historic waterways, documentary film Lost Rivers leads us down the drain into vast underground museums of urban development. Guiding us through the hidden river networks of London, Brescia, Montreal and Toronto, intrepid groups of subterranean explorers known as “drainers” reveal the buried waterways that house the secrets of each city’s past. Exploring recent initiatives to resurface and revitalise these forgotten waterways in Yonkers and Seoul, the fascinating Lost Rivers brings to life an aspect of urban ecology that has long been kept secret.

Prior to the film screening, join us for a panel discussion about the role of rivers in rural and urban landscapes, and the vital role of water in our landscape and our lives. The panel will be:

John Holt – a Holmfirth-based visual artist interested in the concepts of flow, water and creativity; the Festival commissioned John’s ‘Flow’ river sculptures in 2014 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Holmfirth flood.

Adrian Barraclough – chair of the River 2015 project in Holmfirth, which aims to open up the river corridor in a holistic and interactive way, working with other complementary groups as far as possible.  The plan is to create a greenway to support walking, cycling and other activities along the full length of the Valley from the river’s sources at Digley through to its joining the river Calder in Huddersfield.
Kevin Drayton – a chartered architect and partner at ONE17 limited, based in Armitage Bridge.  With 35 years experience in private practice, Kevin is a former RIBA national council member and has lectured in university settings and writes for specialist and general press.
David Sumner MBE – president of Huddersfield Canal Society, and as well as bringing significant experience of Pennine waterways, was honoured for his work to restore Huddersfield’s Narrow Canal.  David will be chairing the session.




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Please note that all tickets are non-refundable. In the case of sold out events, we will attempt to re-sell returned tickets for you, minus a 10% handling fee.


(Monday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm



Market Walk, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 7DA

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