Published Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
... a short film by young people in Sutton
Young people have made a video about improvements to Beddington Park.
The team of 16-17 year olds worked with Sutton Film Makers to learn about cinematography and film footage in the park documenting the £3.7 million Heritage Lottery Funded project.
The Sutton Film Makers ran three workshops with the students involved, to teach them filming skills, and then did two sessions on site getting the students to film footage. The film was supported by Sutton Council and part funded with lottery funding.
A Sutton Council spokesperson said: “Thank you to Molly, Georgia, Yilmaz and Dylan for producing a really interesting film!”
Lottery funding was awarded in 2016 to improve the 58-hectare park that stretches across Beddington, Hackbridge and Wallington.
Beddington Park was originally a deer park in the 14th century for the Carew family. The manor house still stands in today. The River Wandle runs through the park and culminates in the lake in the Grange Gardens.
The National Lottery grant has enabled a range of improvements to be carried out in the park to restore and promote Beddington Park’s historic and nature conservation values, allowing visitors and surrounding communities to actively engage with this fantastic open space.
There are a number of walks and talks all year around the park. There is a free guided walk on the park’s history on Saturday 30 March, 2pm.
Call 020 8770 6060 to book.