A selection of short films from the 2015 South Yorkshire Poetry Festival.
Poet Matthew Clegg and songwriter Ray Hearne track several miles of the South Yorkshire Navigation between Mexborough and Conisbrough, accompanied by an audience of 25, on the last day of the South Yorkshire Poetry Festival. Extracts featured in this short film: ‘Hurtle through a Portal’ (Hearne); ‘The Wheat Horse’ (Clegg); ‘Mexborough, Water-Fronted Properties Released’ (Clegg); ‘Long Hot Summer’ (Hearne). Filmed in and around Mexborough, 24 May 2015. Camera: Emma Bolland. Edited by Brian Lewis for Longbarrow Press.
Rob Hindle and Ray Hearne perform two poems from Hindle’s dramatic sequence ‘The Purging of Spence Broughton, a Highwayman’ at Boston Castle, Rotherham, 20 May 2015. Camera: Emma Bolland. Sound and editing: Brian Lewis.