When Mytholmroyd Arts Festival commissioned a short film about the village in 2015, little did they or filmmakers Geoff Brokate and Paula Sutherland know that their plans would be overtaken by the dramatic events of Boxing Day.
Unearthing surprising stories of a community coming together in adversity, ‘Calder’ documents the transformative impact of the flood and the personal challenges faced by individuals attempting to make positive changes in its aftermath.
The premiere of ‘Calder’ takes place April 14 (7.30pm)at The Dusty Miller in Mytholmroyd. This first screening will be followed by poetry from Winston Plowes and a panel discussion with representatives from the Festival, the filmmakers and local residents who appear in the film. Entry to this special event is free, with all donations to the Calderdale Flood Relief Appeal and Mytholmroyd Arts Festival.
The event marks a poignant start to 2016 for Mytholmroyd Arts Festival, now in its second year and looking ahead to the main Festival weekend in October.
Further information about ‘Calder’ and other upcoming events will be posted on the Festival website www.mytholmroydartsfestival.org.uk and on the Festival’s Facebook page.
Volunteers are always welcome and can contact the Festival team via firstname.lastname@example.org