The film draws on the Dean Heritage Centre’s archive of oral history recordings in creating a visual and aural depiction of the dreaming forest. Recordings in this archive made by Elsie Olivey and more recently, Voices from the Forest, detail the lives of people who were born in the late 19th and first half of the 20th century. The film uses these recordings and photographs also sourced from the Dean Heritage Centres archive, to build up an image of life in the Forest of Dean during the 20th century, with a focus on ways that people directly interacted with the natural landscape as part of their way of life.
The name of this film comes from the saying ‘Happy is the Eye betwixt the Severn and the Wye’.
Timing: The film is being shown Saturday 16th October at 11am.
Booking: No need to book.
Location: The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford GL16 8RH
To inspire you: “As night draws in the forest falls asleep and dreams of past inhabitants.”
For more details about the film see Dean Heritage Centre webpage
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!