01 Dec 23
Part provocation, part meditation, A Year in a Field beautifully unearths the mythology of nature and encourages us all to pause, reflect, and change our minds.
Join us for a special screening on World Soil Day at Regal Picturehouse, and join us afterward for a conversation with local experts Sally Rankin and Liz Ware, discussing both the content and impact of the film itself, as well as exploring the wider issues.
Screening Tues 5 Dec, 8.00pm | Book Now
Beautifully shot, with a richly layered sound design, the film meditates on the passage of time through its appreciation of nature, highlighting the subtle changes of the seasons, but also the need to act in order to battle man-made changes that will forever change our planet. The ominous stone figure forms the central protagonist in this sublimely unique film – it points to where we have come from and perhaps where we are headed.
This Green Screen collaboration between The Regal Picturehouse and Greener Henley continues in 2023 with this documentary screening followed by a question-and-answer session moderated by Sara Kandiah from Greener Henley.
Other panel members include local experts Sally Rankin from Greener Henley Wildlife Group and Liz Ware a garden writer, historian and photographer.
Sally Rankin. Sally became interested in nature conservation over 30 years ago after which she set up the Henley Wildlife Group, now the Greener Henley Wildlife Group. They have worked to improve some of Henley's open spaces for wildlife over the years, particularly parts of Mill Meadows. Sally also leads sessions on the Nettlebed and District Commons for the Sonning Common Green Gym, and is the flora guardian for a couple of rare plants in Oxfordshire.
Liz Ware. Liz is a garden writer, historian, and photographer. Plants, gardens, and landscapes have taken her to every corner of the globe, but she's just as happy spending time on her South Oxfordshire allotment. In 2016 she set up Silent Space, a charity that encourages garden visitors to take time to be silent. www.silentspace.org.uk
Sara Kandiah. Sara volunteers with Greener Henley and helped set up the Green Screen initiative with the Regal Picturehouse. Sara is also a member of Henley Town Council's Climate Emergency Working Group and loves to explore the local green and blue spaces.
is committed to tackling the climate and ecological crisis using education, action & collaboration.
Local people with a common aim: to work together to help build a greener, zero carbon future for Henley and our villages.
World Soil Day:
World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. Our planet's survival depends on the precious link between soil and water. Over 95 percent of our food originates from these two fundamental resources.
A Year in a Field screens 5 Dec for World Soil Day — Book Now!
We take our planet and the climate crisis seriously at Picturehouse. See more about our Green initiatives here.
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