Saturday, 3 May 2008

Spinning Down the Derwent ..

.. is a community film project about the Derwent Valley Mills (a World Heritage Site) and the extraordinary history of the Lombe brothers, Richard Arkwright and Jedidiah Strutt - 18th Century entrepreneurs and catalysts of the Industrial Revolution. The group has been running writing workshops to develop the script for a drama-documentary and last week we worked together on 'Pulling the Threads of a Story Together'. Thanks to all the talented folk who came to the workshop at the old Chapel in Milford. I've now had a crash-course in this unique aspect of Derbyshire history, and am completely gripped by the subject matter. There's probably a good few poems in there.

Photo: Cromford Mill

1 comment:

Giovenale Nino Sassi said...

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