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New films showcase Nottingham’s most popular heritage sites

Wollaton Aerial

Three new short films have been produced by local filmmakers Dave Alexander Smith and David Stewart to showcase Wollaton Hall, Newstead Abbey and Nottingham Castle to potential visitors.  The films have been funded by a one-off grant from the Arts Council, England.

Each is film is approximately one minute in length, and includes spectacular aerial footage – filmed using state-of-the-art drone technology – of the three historic buildings. The films also depict visitors exploring each of the heritage sites.

The films can be viewed on the websites:

http://www.wollatonhall.org.uk/explore

http://www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk/explore

http://www.newsteadabbey.org.uk/explore

A social media campaign will be delivered by Nottingham City Council with support from Experience Nottinghamshire to promote these new films and attract more visitors to Nottingham’s heritage sites.

The films are being released to coincide with October half term in Nottingham, 19-30 October.  There are many activities on offer for families to enjoy at Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Hall and Newstead Abbey this half term, including the Robin Hood Pageant at the Castle, Ghosts & Ghouls trails, and Halloween crafts.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said: “We are privileged here in Nottingham to have these beautiful Grade One listed historic buildings open for local people and visitors to the area to explore.  These films, made possible thanks to funding from the Arts Council, show how magnificent each site is and I’m sure they will help to attract more visitors over the coming months and years.”

Filmmakers Dave Smith and David Stewart said: “We were delighted to be asked to produce these videos. It’s been a pleasure to explore the buildings and grounds and use our creativity to showcase what they have to offer to visitors. We hope that the videos encourage others to discover the sites for themselves.”

Posted on 26 October 2015

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