Lost Rivers £56:30 pm - 9:00 pm Market Walk, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 7DAPicturedromeEvent Type:ArtLess than £10Spoken Word
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.
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.
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