This is a repost because I don’t want you to miss this! Temperatures in the Forest of Dean will be in the 20’s next weekend, so going down into the caves in the evening to cool off is simply perfect!
Living in the Forest of Dean has many benefits – beautiful scenery, lovely people, quietness, simplicity. And now I can add to that list that it also hosts some amazing experiences which are unique to the place, and this film programme is one of them.
Bruce Allan and Ben Eastop share a huge passion for international artists film. Together they have curated a selection that will shift and morph as it travels. Don’t miss this launch though – it is the only one where you get to go deep into the caves to see it!
For those who don’t know Clearwell Caves, they are a remarkable venue in which to view films.
The show caves are part of an extensive natural cave system, mined for iron ore to make one of Britain’s most complex and oldest mine workings; dating back well over 4,500 years, when Neolithic miners dug for ochre pigments.
Iron ore and ochre is still mined there today – the beautiful purple ochre is very special. The caves are owned and worked by Freeminers, another special thing unique to the Forest of Dean.
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Please join us for the launch of Difference Screen at Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean on the 5th and 6th July, an evolving programme of international artists’ moving image that will travel across 20 countries over two years, developed and curated by Bruce Allan and Ben Eastop.
The tour launches with four programmes shown at Clearwell Caves, Gloucestershire, over two evenings:
Friday 5th and Saturday 6th of July 6-10pm (with breaks of course)
Tickets are limited, so please book now by telephoning Clearwell Caves on 01594 832535
100 seats are available each evening, seating is unreserved
£8/£6 concession per evening
£14/£10 concession both evenings
Refreshments are available and you are welcome to bring a blanket and/or cushion. The underground
temperature is around 11 degrees, so please wear warm clothes and flat shoes with a reasonable grip.
Please forward this email to others who may be interested.
The programme moves to the National Gallery of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (23-31 Aug), ARKO
Arts Centre Seoul, South Korea (8 Sept), Barge Ideaal, Brentford (21 Sept) and Whitechapel Gallery,
London (22 Sept), then on to Artisterium, Tbilisi, Georgia (4-6 Oct).
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