FESTIVAL 29TH JULY 2014
The aim of this festival is to start a discussion on how we use film, social media and smart phones to link the public to the farmer. To instantly see where their foods come from, who produced it and where it was produced. To also showcase what our rural areas have to offer for rural tourism. It is bringing different sectors together and it is hoped that it will be drive discussion, creativity and innovation in this whole area.
This is a FREE event however you must please register in advance and the details are given at the bottom of the page how to do this and please regester for a trade pass to the show which is free, just click http://www.internationalcheeseawards.co.uk/content/trade-day-registration-form. This festival is going to take place in the cookery demonstration theatre at the International Cheese Show on 29th July 2014. We have an inspirational line up of guest speakers and panel members to date with others to be added once confirmed. It will start at 9.30am and will go till 1.00pm with workshops after this time. The festival schedule is just being worked out now.
From film and tv we have:
Elliot Grove, Inspirational Founder of Raindance Film Festival @Raindance@elliot_grove via skype
Alan Coxon the amazing TV Celebrity, Food Archaeologist and Great British Culinary Ambassador@alancoxon
James Fair, Director of Film 72 Project and senior lecturer at Staffordshire University. James is very engaging, creative and pushes the boundaries of film making and was the original lecturer to work with the students on farmers on film @72project
Rachel Martson the very engaging star of the BBC 2 Lambing Live program @staylambinglive
Gareth Wyn Jones The Charismatic Welsh Hill Farmer of BBC The Hill Farmer Series @1GarethWynJones
Nick Beech from Creative England talking about film and tv set locations for rural and farm buildings. Highly exciting talk!
Mick Russell from Australia, via short film with Trevor Young, who was inspired by Farmers on Film and successfully crowd-funded for equipment to start filming @mickrussell_ @farmersonfilmAU
Kirsty Tait Carnegie UK Project Officer who will be showing new film on Growing Livelihoods @kirstycarneige
From the tourism sector we have:
Speaker from Visit Britain on the Great British Countryside Campaign @Visit Britain
James Beresford Very lovely CEO of Visit England @VisitEngland
Alwyn, the energetic and passionate Director of Celticos who is working hard with Gareth to give guests a stunning taste of the North Wales
An Award Winning Chef from Wales a wonderful place to visit
From social media, innovation and networking sector we have:
James Rae, a stunning social media influencer using twitter to connect with people @lovedoozza
Steve Wileman, from the very active and forward thinking South Staffordshire College, will be talking about his passion for the augmented reality technology.
John Whittall from the Innovation Voucher scheme @innovate_uk
The unstoppable Trevor Young from Australia, author of ‘Micro-Domination’ a book to change your live an your business around through social media, is creating a short film for us to play at the event with Mick Russell @trevoryoung
Chris from I love Media City UK a gentleman that understands the power of social media to creates opportunities and has works out of media city in Salford, one very helpful person @IloveMCUK
Andy Richards from Chef Radio will be doing interviews throughout the day and a full 2 days will be broadcasted on chef radio during the 7th & 8th August 2014 www.chefradio.co.uk/listen-now
From the farming sector who use social media, we have:
Rob Harrison Chair of the NFU Dairy Board@robharrison37
Milly Wastie former NFYFC chairlady and inspirational young lady bringing the female touch to the farming world, 2013 @milliewastie
Charles Tassel stunning co-founder of @AgrichatUK and has his finger on the pulse of how social media is impacting on the farming industry @FarminKent
Jim Franklin #teamdairy #ladycows Jim uses a number of soical media platforms to effectively communicate with public and farming community and recently explained this on BBC Midlands Today @milkmaker73
Rural photo tourism journalists and bloggers we have:
Inspirational Lorna Sixsmith blogger and author of ‘Would you Marry a Farmer? Coming all the way from Southern Ireland talking her book, blogging and crowd funding, she will have you captivated! @IrishFarmerette
The amazing Fiona Lake from Australia, who blogs, creates stunning books on rural Australia and travel books @FionaLakeAus
Young professionals who have been inspired by farmer on film
Denise Smith, key member of the Staffordshire University Podium Award Winning Farmers on Film students who filmed the Minister for Agriculture in London and Co-Director of the Festival
Chef Steve, one of the most up and coming young Chefs of the National Trust who is Head Chef at Calke Abby in Derbyshire. He is passionate about using local in season UK produce and showing with public how to cook with it!
The inspirational Nigel Akehurst, founder of Indie Farmer bringing the stories of independent farmers to peoples social media world! @IndieFarm@nigelakehurst
Founder of Farmers on Film
Sarah Gayton, founder of ‘Farmers on Film’ and Film Festival Director @farmersonfilm
This is going to be one stunning conversation that will keep going way after the event has finished!
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