The Green City: Understanding Our Green Spaces
Not many people realise Salford is 60% green space, and there are many exciting projects going on to celebrate and protect its urban nature. Dr Sam Hayes takes us on a journey into the importance of green spaces in Greater Manchester through the work of researchers at the University of Salford. In this video we will explore the impact of green space on wellbeing, the benefits of running and cycling in the natural world, the importance of biodiversity and how we can contribute to protecting it.
Salford Wetland - A Film by Luke Blazejewski
On the borders of Salford and Manchester there is a small patch of land that has become an unlikely home for wildlife in the city. Initially built to defend against any future flooding events, this wetland has attracted all kinds of wildlife to an area rarely associated with the natural world. It reminds us that nature is on our doorstep, and that we just need to open our eyes and our mind to the world around us to see it. Directed, film and edited by Luke Blazejewski https://lukeblazejewski.com
Trevor Wishart & Mick Banks’ Landscape 2018
Julian Brooks in association with Hebden Bridge Arts Festival present the second ever staging of Trevor Wishart & Mick Banks’ landmark Hebden Bridge site-specific music composition/environment ‘Landscape’ (1970). First performed during the ‘A-Wake Festival’ (1970). For both, no known documentation currently exists. Film by Luke Blazejewski Landscape 2018 was kindly supported by an Arts Council England, Lottery Grants Award; Sound and Music; the British Music Collection (#BMC50); Hebden Bridge Arts Festival; Royd’s Ices; New Blankets; Word of Mouth; Noisy Toys and many more For full credits visit: https://archive.org/details/Landscape2018_LukeBlazejewski_Film Distributed under CC Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Pearls - a film by Luke Blazejewski
Pearls is a story of one of the UK's fastest declining butterfly species, the Pearl bordered fritillary. Warton Crag, one of the last strongholds, where the butterflies rely on a small group of inspiring people to protect them for the future. A film by Luke Blazejewski www.lukeblazejewski.com
SeaStraw plastic-free campaign
The SeaStraw campaign is supporting hospitality businesses in Greater Manchester and beyond to cut back on single-use plastics and help to protect our oceans. A business (e.g. pub, bar, restaurant or take-away) can take a simple pledge found at www.seastraw.co.uk then SeaStraw will help promote the positive steps taken by the business. By 2050 it's estimated there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. Let's make it easy to take a positive step to reduce plastic pollution by reducing single-use plastic at source.
Portfolio: Music for Young Players
An overview and summary of the Music for Young Players project conducted by Sound and Music. The project saw three composers, selected by Sound and Music, work closely with primary schools in the Huddersfield area to create performance pieces for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. The pieces created used teachings from the Music for Young Players texts from the 1960s and 1970s, as well as interpretations of these. The final performance took place at the legendary Huddersfield Town Hall on 23 November 2017.