The premiere of our new film, Heckington Show and Me celebrating the 150th Heckington Show this year, was held on Saturday 2nd December and was attended by over 200 people.
This film has been released as a double DVD box set with over 4 hours of footage to explore, presenter Andrew Key and Heckington based filmmaker Steve Parry have interviewed 85 people.
heckington Show and Me was commissioned as part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary show. Andrew Key and I have been busy researching and gathering local memories from the people of our area over an 8 month period in 2017, inviting them to recall their earliest memories of the show and its significance in their life. We discover what makes Heckington Show such an important part of people’s lives, for individuals and their families over generations and why it is so special to them. Interviews are combined with rare archive film and photos – a real highlight is footage of a young Victoria Pendleton racing on Heckington’s famous cycle track in the 1990’s.
Disc 1 features interviews and a unique behind the scenes section of the build up to this year’s 150th Show.
These fascinating interviews – full of memories, emotional and funny at times, are interspersed with wonderful footage from Heckington Shows over the decades.
Our behind the scenes section captures the build up to the 150th Show over a two week period and shows the dedicated team of local people who put on this magnificent event every year.
Disc 2 has bonus footage of the stunning firework display at the 2017 Show and more in-depth interviews.
Heckington Show and Me can be purchased from our online shop http://www.steveparryvideo.co.uk/shop/ together with other interesting projects we have filmed over many years.
We’d like to say a big thank you to all who attended the premiere and also to those who took part in our film. Thanks also goes to everyone credited in the film for kindly allowing us to use their footage and historical photographs that has wonderfully illustrated our film thoughout.
If you love the magic of Heckington and its Show, or want to learn more about the very best of British rural life this is a must-have.
For more information on Heckington Show visit http://www.heckingtonshow.org.uk/