Launch of Community Film Project

Test Valley Arts Foundation has launched a community film-making project which aims to show Test Valley through the eyes of its residents. People of all age groups, demographics, and locations across Test Valley will be invited to make a 2-3 minute film and submit it for the project. There will be no need for special recording equipment, and there will be advice and guidance on hand for those who need it through a series of online ‘how to’ videos and workshops. 

The footage will then be edited into a ‘digital tapestry’ – a short film made up of elements from the public submissions. A time capsule which records the people, places and stories of Test Valley today.

The project was originally devised last year, to be a legacy project for the Test Valley 2020 Borough of Culture Festival. The idea was inspired by the original Test Valley Tapestry, created by communities throughout the Borough in the 1980’s. In light of the unprecedented times we are currently living in, the project now provides an even more important opportunity for creativity and storytelling to document this important time in history.

Test Valley Arts Foundation are delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Thompson of Shedlight Productions ( and Anna Vickers, Freelance Creative Practitioner, as Project Leads. Earlier this year Test Valley Borough Council awarded TVAF with a grant for 50% of the project costs through the Community Asset Fund, recognising the work as a piece of public art. 

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