The Bamford Community Project
The 2021 BCAC/Mechanicals Band/Live & Local project
You've sent us your art, words and music inspired by the Thornhill Trail and the surrounding area and Wes Finch of The Mechanicals Band has now woven it into a beautiful video. We were delighted by how many of you contributed original art of all kinds to build a picture of our beautiful local area.
Watch and enjoy it here.
BCAC was approached in December 2020 by Live & Local, the Arts Council and local authority-funded rural touring scheme, which has provided great, subsidised drama to Bamford in the past (Backward Glance, Daily Bread and Eddie & the Goldtops).
They offered to fund a 12-week online project that anyone could join in. They commissioned Wes Finch and The Mechanicals Band to compile a video of music, words and images of our local area.
By coincidence, Bamford has just been gifted a local nature reserve, Thornhill Carr, which lies on either side of the Thornhill Trail from Carr Lane towards Yorkshire Bridge. We decided to make this the focus of the project and it proved a huge inspiration to local Hope Valley residents.