What's on at Weston Museum
The trees of Milton Road Cemetery film launch
22 October 2020 - 30 November 2020| Free
On our second floor, you can see a fascinating and beautiful film about the trees at Milton Road cemetery.
Weston Town Council has teamed up with cinematographer Sally Low to make a film about the trees in Milton Road Cemetery. The film aims to encourage people to enjoy the nature of the cemetery, it’s peaceful stillness and of course the trees as they change their colour this autumn.
The film is presented by Steve Clark who has 30 years of experience in the arboricultural industry ranging from site work to business management and independent arboricultural consultancy. Steve looks after the tree stock for Weston Town Council. The information in the film given by Steve Clark ranges from how the coastal wind affects the trees to how clippings from our Yew trees go to make cancer treatments. Giving a fascinating insight into the trees including some of the history of the cemetery and how the trees have come to be there.
‘The trees of Milton Road Cemetery’ film was commission by the ‘climate change working party’. Part of the Town Councils commitment to being Carbon Neutral by 2030. Everyone who worked on the film did so as a volunteer.
An online version of the film will be broadcast at a later date.
Sally Low was born in Cape Town where she started her career taking pictures for music magazines photographing acts such as U2, Rodriguez, Oasis, Blur and The Prodigy. In 1999 Sally moved to the U.K. where she began working in the film industry as a clapper loader then focus puller, eventually becoming a Director of Photography. Over the past 4 years, she has been lighting and operating on short films, music videos and shooting second unit on TV Series and Films. Sally’s credits include the BBC TV Drama “Les Miserables” and as well as the award-winning documentary film “Satori”.
We are very lucky she decided to move to Weston about three years ago and has made the town her home. Sally also filmed ‘Weston super Women’ a film about some of the amazing women who live in Weston. She is currently working with the Town Council again to create a film about the local shops, and support groups in Weston. Highlighting what makes Weston super as we get ready to turn on the Christmas lights.