Heritage hits the big screen in Abbots Langley

12th June 2017

Abbots Langley, Bedmond and Leavesden residents have been invited as VIP guests to attend a special film screening event this summer as part of Three Rivers District Council’s ‘Handmade Heritage’ project.


The project which was run by the Leisure Team with local primary schools and adult community groups enabled history societies, archives services and visual artists to visit and host engaging activities themed around the heritage of Abbots Langley and Leavesden Country Park. People learned more about it, shared their own memories, wrote poetry and created artworks in various different ways.


These were all displayed or performed at the Handmade Heritage Day on the 6 May, where footage was captured for a short film, also set to feature interviews from many of the people who participated in the community project.


The project was made possible by National Lottery players thanks to a grant of £8,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Elaine Johnson, Community Arts Development Officer said: “I am delighted that this wonderful footage captured by Elstree Film Design Ltd has contributed towards a high quality, unique film that can form part of this project’s legacy, and remain a permanent reminder of how we engaged our community with its heritage. Hosting a screening will be a special opportunity for those who took part in the project or heritage day, to see it before we unveil it to the wider public.”

The event will take place in the Henderson Hub, Abbots Langley on Sunday 2 July, after which the guests can enjoy a pop-up exhibition of the artwork created, meet people who contributed to the project and take home a copy of the film as a memento.