Following audience favourites ‘Stories from the Hop Yards’ and ‘Chewing the Cud’, this new Catcher Media film delves deep into the Derek Evans photographic archive from the 1950s – 1970s to bring you the stories behind his photographs of the county, from the May Fair to Hereford United, from the Fownhope Heart of Oak walk to jazz clubs, from childhood to politics and much more.
The film is part of the Herefordshire Life Through a Lens project, which explores the huge collection of photographs and negatives from Herefordshire photographer Derek Evans. Alongside digitising and exhibiting his archive, the project is creating an extensive selection of a over a 100 oral history videos from Herefordshire people, about the memories the photographs evoke. The archive consists of over 200,000 negatives, 790 exhibition images, hundreds of prints, scrapbooks full of newspaper cuttings, photo journals, and daily log books of the studio’s activities.
“Derek was clearly passionate about Hereford and the region. His image repertoire is affectionate, humanist, liberal and well crafted.”
Dr Russell Roberts, University of South Wales
Upcoming Screening Dates
Saturday 23rd March – Cawley Hall, Eye – 7.30pm (tickets, £5)
Wednesday 3rd April – Conquest Theatre Bromyard – 7.30pm (tickets, £6)
Saturday 6th April – Playhouse Cinema Leominster – 7.30pm (tickets, £6)
Thursday 18th April – Market Theatre Ledbury – 8.00pm (tickets £3-6)
Thursday 25th April – Wellington Social Club – 7.30pm (tickets £5)
Wednesday 19th June – Market Theatre Ledbury – 8.00pm Carousel: A Herefordshire (tickets £3-6)