Have you got something to say? Is there something strange or unusual in your family history, or the world around you? What are you like?
These are the questions being asked by a video production crew touring the Eden Valley in Cumbria this month. Travelling alongside Penrith’s Chippy Van, the team will be collecting stories from the region and interviewing local people about their lives whilst they are getting their chips!
The aim of the project is to get a snapshot of the people along the route of the A66, beginning around the Eden Valley. The video content will then be brought together online featuring the #66 people.
The project forms part of the research for The #66 Group, who have been undertaking a consultation across the cultural, tourism, environmental, sustainable and digital sectors of the region. The area is defined by the A66 road which runs from West Coast Cumbria to East Coast Teesmouth, and is where the group gets their name.
The #66 Group aims to see the best of culture, to see happy communities, to ensure people have enough jobs and opportunities, and are living in healthy environments; making it a good place to live.
One of the outcomes of the research so far has been to bring cultural organisations into partnership on projects such as this one, which sees Bristol’s Cirque Bijou team up with Cumbria’s Eden Arts. This pilot project will feed into future projects currently being developed by Eden Arts and Cirque Bijou.
The film team will be touring with The Chippie Van, visiting villages in the Eden Valley on various evenings each week. They will pop up between 4.30pm and 7pm from Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th August in Wetheral, Temple Sowerby, Lazonby and Thelkeld.
Are you ready to share your story?
When: 25th August – 28th August 2020
Where: Villages in the Eden Valley, Cumbria (see above for details)
£: The price of your chippy tea!
More info: www.the66.club/66chips