Film showcases the highlights of Stroud
Stroud Subscription Rooms was the venue for a film premiere on Tuesday 7th February. Stroud District Council’s tourism department launched a brand new promotional film showcasing the highlights of the Stroud District. Over four hundred representatives of local businesses, charities and organisations made up the audience.
(Photo courtesy of Tammy Lynn Photography)
(Photo by CCT Photographer Mike Gallagher)
Local waterways featured
Award-winning, local film-maker Nick Turner used aerial filming and time-lapse to show the area off at its absolute best. Nick covered the local waterways elements by featuring the The Stroudwater Navigation at Saul, The Thames & Severn Canal at Capels Mill Stroud as well as the Purton Hulks and surfers riding the Severn Bore.
Nick Turner’s photography is also featured in the recently published book, The Cotswolds — Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
A ‘white carpet’ reception
Cotswold Canals Trust’s news gathering team of David Jowett, (Trow Editor) and Mike Gallagher (CCT photographer) were among the audience invited to the Subscription Rooms.
Mike commented “It was a big turnout for the Film Premiere. Even the arrival was impressive as ‘Snow Business’ had laid a ‘White Carpet’ at the entrance to the Sub Rooms.
“The film was equally impressive and covered so many elements that we know so well.”
Canal & River Trust representative present
The interests of the national waterways network were represented by Canal & River Trust’s Nick Worthington, Waterways Manager for South Wales and Severn region.
Nick comments, “CRT is keen to support local businesses and waterway restoration groups. I was fascinated by just how many elements were included in the three minute film.
“I was particularly pleased to see the River Severn included as well as shots of the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal and Saul Junction.”
Tourism and other purposes
Sara Chardin, Tourism Officer for the Stroud District, says: “While we aim to entice visitors from far and wide, we hope the film will also encourage people to live, work and play here.
“The film is not just for members of the tourism industry to use as a marketing tool. We hope it will be regarded as a means by which all sorts of industries including estate agents, retailers, colleges and big businesses can generate interest for sales and recruitment.”