Friday, 5 September 2014

#hArtFilm2014 - Flyer

I'm going to look quite curious dashing about with bike gear a LOTS of film-making equipment and unfortunately I WON'T have the time to do what I love - stop and talk to folk. So, I made up a flyer to thrust into a hand as I shout through my helmet "Sorry, no time, this will explain!". BTW Please donate!


 Herefordshire Art Week - 9 days, 104 venues, 250 Artists, 1 guy, 1 bike, 667 miles, 1 film

Herefordshire Art Week, known as h.Art, is now in it's 14th year. During that time it has grown from 55 artists to this year's 250 artists and with so many artists exhibiting right across the county and running for just 9 days one surely needs to be selective about which venues to visit? Well, whilst I was chatting with an organiser of one of the venues where my partner Angel is exhibiting, it struck me how difficult it is for artists to visit other artists and venues when they have their own to manage.
So, to kick-start a change of career, from software development into video production, I am setting myself the challenge of visiting every venue, recording something from each artist & venue and creating a piece to capture and celebrate the essence of h.Art;

I will be visiting 10-12 venues a day, travelling the planned 667 miles on my video gear adapted motorbike. With between 20-45 mins for each venue, depending on the day's route, I will have to work extremely quickly and efficiently to unload whatever camera gear I will be using, take my shots and reload before riding on to the next venue. And don’t forget I have to eat and, err relieve myself within that timeframe!

In keeping with the Herefordshire theme, I am also hoping to raise some money for The Clock Tower Fund. Not a well-known charity, it supports individuals and families of injured or fallen members of the local Herefordshire Regiment a sort of Help For (Local) Heroes. An opportunity for giving something back to those of whom we ask so much and whose world leading capabilities we often simply take for granted. I realise that military charities can be controversial however if you feel able to make a donation of whatever size, then thank you.

For the record, I have no association with the regiment in question, just –  as many of us do – know some of those who have served, are serving or have been affected by the loss of a loved one. Donations can be made at or I will have a collecting tin strapped somewhere to my bike if I find the room!
Thank you for your interest,
Will Hopkins

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