Voices Gloucester Green Day
Sunday 18 September, 1 - 4pm. Free parking on site
Bring a picnic to the wonderful community garden and learn about the history of the Severn, and how Gloucester folk engaged with the environment in the past through films, exhibits, talks and creative activities.
Free activities for all the family include:
Amy’s Hub of Happiness – Learn how to darn a sock or make a waxed food wrap – learning from the past for a more sustainable future!
Find out about Gloucester’s Anglo-Saxon residents and their use of natural remedies, and spoken charms with Tirnagog Heritage Education, and make a cloth roll of floral and plant remedies pressed and annotated in ancient runes. This will be your source book of beautiful native plants and the ailments that they were used for. We will discuss the early Saxon kingdom of the Hwicce and 9th and 10th Century events in Gloucester.
Spinning demonstrations from Tracey and Rainey, who will be working with beautiful fleeces from Jacobs, creating natural yarns from cream all the way through to dark chocolate.
Most suitable for Ages 7 – 12 but older and younger humans welcome!
The Heritage Hub will also host an exhibition and share a selection of films about the Severn, past present …and future?
There will be the opportunity to meet the filmmakers and take part in a Q&A discussion
Films & Exhibitions to include:
1906/7 Tsunami on the Severn – then and soon – again?
Hills Shall Become Islands – learning from the past.
In 1906/7 a tsunami, recently described as a tidal surge, took the west coast of England by surprise, resulting in people and livestock being drowned. A drawing in Gloucester Archive shows the areas that were flooded.
A drawing in Gloucester archives shows the areas that were flooded. Not surprisingly, the flood projections for the future follow a similar route up the Bristol Channel. We are currently experiencing climate change, with heat-waves, floods and rising tides. Gloucester has long been known for flooding.
Artist Carolyn Black investigates this through printmaking, film, drawing and writing, making work to raise awareness, and will be sharing artwork and short films.
This beautiful short film and soundscape follows the river and the journey of the Twaite Shad fish, from dawn to dusk.
Shot over a moonlit night, this is an atmospheric film that reveals the last of a hidden community hunting an endangered fish. As the sun sets on the banks of the River Severn on the rural outskirts of a city in the UK, a group of men gather in a race to catch a vanishing creature; the elusive elver. THE ELVERMEN shows how a rite of passage has changed into a fight for values: of tradition, community, and a connection to nature in an environment of impending change.