Riverwoods and The Wilder Frome
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Date(s) - June 8, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Stroud Brewery & Taproom


Join us for a screening of Riverwoods and conversations about the Wilder Frome – our vision for a thriving, healthier, wilder River Frome

Join the Severn Vale Catchment Partnership for this evening of beautiful cinematography and conversations about how collaboration, connectivity, and community action are vital to the people and wildlife who rely on the River Frome.

Riverwoods: An Untold Story

The salmon need the forest. The forest needs the salmon. And Scotland needs them both.

Three years in the making, Riverwoods is a spectacular feature-length documentary, narrated by Peter Capaldi, that shines a light on the perilous state of Scotland’s salmon, and tells the compelling story of a fish that lives in the forest. And in the soil that feeds the forest. And in the predators, scavengers and even herbivores of the forest. Scotland’s Atlantic salmon – the King of Fish – is not only the ultimate angler’s prize, but a key building block in a complex forest ecosystem.

This feature-length documentary, filmed and produced by rewilding charity Scotland: The Big Picture, shows how Scotland’s rivers have been greatly diminished but, crucially, how they could be reborn through a shared vision of restoration and recovery.

Learn more about Scotland: The Big Picture at: https://www.scotlandbigpicture.com/riverwoods

The Wilder Frome

Please join us in conversation after the film with members of the Severn Vale Catchment Partnership as we discuss the future of the Frome and how local communities are among the most influential groups in the conservation of our wonderful rivers.

The Severn Vale Catchment Partnership is a group of over 100 members from a wide variety of sectors, including conservation organisations, local authorities, recreational groups, and water companies. We are working collaboratively across the Severn Vale catchment to improve the health of the water environment and people’s connection to it.

The Wilder Frome: A Vision and Strategic Action Plan

Finalised in January 2023, we hope the Vision and Strategic Action Plan will act as a guide for improving the health of the River Frome. A series of exciting and ambitious flagship projects are being planned by members of the partnership which will, among other vital benefits, increase connectivity throughout the catchment by removing or bypassing barriers – allowing fish to migrate more easily, encourage and assist farmers to move towards regenerative farming practices, and work with local communities to monitor and clean up the river.

All profits from ticket sales will be used to fund projects that support the Wilder Frome vision.

Find out more and get involved with the Wilder Frome projects and the Severn Vale Catchment Partnership at https://catchmentbasedapproach.org/get-involved/severn-vale/

Stroud Festival of Nature

This event is part of the Stroud Festival of Nature 2023 – a three month long summer programme of events, workshops, talks, walks, open days and more, taking place at venues throughout the Stroud District and beyond.

This includes the Big Nature Festival in The Park on Sunday July 2nd, which annually attracts in excess of 3000 visitors and involves around 50 organisations and individuals. Aside from the Bristol Festival of Nature, there is no other event quite like this in the UK.

You can find more exciting nature events happening this summer at https://stroudnature.orghttps://twitter.com/stroudnature

Stroud Brewery and Taproom

Established in 2006, initially the brewery was a passion project for our founder Greg Pilley; an adventurer, environmentalist and beer lover. His purpose was simply to make great tasting beers for the local community whilst being the change he wanted to see in the business world.

Today Stroud Brewery is a thriving enterprise and our tap room has become one of Stroud’s cherished local landmarks. We make great tasting, ethical and organic beer and we create welcoming, fun social spaces.

Find out more about Stroud Brewery and the other events they are hosting at https://stroudbrewery.co.uk/

Recording of the Event

Please be aware that this event will be recorded by a local filmmaker for use by Stroud District Council’s social media – please contact Kai’a Bellamy at kaia.bellamy@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk if you do not wish to be recorded.