Diarykeepers’ Film – Celebrating Tamar Valley Life

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Following the submission of over 90 diaries from people who live and work in the Tamar Valley last June, and a successful performance and installation at St Dominick in October, the Cordiale* project team are pleased to announce the completion of the Diarykeepers’ film, available to view now at www.tamarvalley.org.uk/projects/cordiale/.

Glasshouse at St Dominick (c) Bob Levene
Glasshouse at St Dominick (c) Bob Levene

The beautiful and moving film documents the process of making this innovative piece of community engagement, and captures the daily life, thoughts and aspirations of our Valley residents, aged 4 to 80. It also shows how this compares & contrasts with Valley life 100 years ago, thanks to extracts from the diary of Joseph Snell, a market gardener who lived in St Dominick at that time.

Diarykeepers is a project about celebrating the present, marking the past and then looking forward to how we want the Valley to be in the coming years and the part we all play in shaping its future.

The next stage of this project will be to invite residents to articulate their vision for the Tamar Valley through a series of workshops. We hope to produce pictorial representations of a future landscape that, if realised, would be resilient to climate change, peak oil and globalisation. These visions would form part of the new AONB Management Plan and inform decisions made by planners and land managers.

For further information, please contact Simon Bates, Cordiale Project Officer, 01822 835033, or email sbates@tamarvalley.org.uk

*The Cordiale project was selected under the European Cross-border Cooperation Programme INTERREG IV A France (Channel) – England, and co-funded by the ERDF.

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