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Explore #ATownExploresABook22’s legacy resources and read Billy Teague’s review of the festival.

Members of Gypsy, Romany and Traveller communities led the live events in the year the team explored Rumer Godden’s The Diddakoi with the community.

  • Talks by Dan Allum, Jess Bailey and Jake Bowers were filmed and edited by the festival mentee videographers Jac Holt and Remi Mercer, mentored by Rod Morris.
  • Photographers Alexander Brattell, John Cole and Ian O’Leary offer perspectives, filmed by festival mentee videographers Jac Holt and Remi Mercer, mentored by Rod Morris.
  • Early career filmmaker, Jac Holt, is developing a collection of shorts celebrating the ATownExploresABook23 shop window displays. Check back for more.
  • Festival mentee, ceramicist and videographer Esme Fisher, and participating artist Caf Fean, offer two legacy videos from the #ATownExploresABook22 outdoor art strand led by artist, Emma Harding. This work was produced in collaboration with schools and community artists across the area.
Dan Allum’s Talk at the ATownExploresABook22 Bavard Bar.
Jess Bayley’s talk at the ATownExploresABook22 Bavard Bar.
Jake Bowers’ Talk at the ATownExploresABook22 Bavard Bar.
An interview with Photographer, Ian O’Leary, who talks about his experience photographing Appleby Horse Fair.
Alexander Brattell is interviewed here on his exhibition ‘Searching for Kushti: 50 Years of The Diddakoi‘, taking place at Electro Studios.
An interview with photographer John Cole who worked with Alexander Brattell on the ‘Searching for Kushti: 50 Years of The Diddakoi’ exhibition.
Carol talks about the window display in The Bookkeeper. Video by Jac Holt.
Kate talks about the window display in Teddy Tinkers. Video by Jac Holt.
Clare talks about the window display in Little Mashers. Video by Jac Holt.
Part of our panel discussion on Rumer Godden’s The Diddakoi, Simon Foster, the nephew of Rumer Godden, talks about his experience in Kashmir.
Outdoor Art Video for Arts Council Supported projects 2022
Read the Diddakoi Zine Online.


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