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A New Film About the River Eden

A new film about the River Eden in Cumbria has been commission by Eden Rivers Trust with funding from the government and features many people involved in the river in their everyday lives. It has been made to show how important the river is to people and also the threats it faces in the future.

Owner of Eden Lacy Estate, Victor Gubbins, fishing in the Eden

River Eden
Among the many people who appear in the film are a woman who was flooded in Carlisle in 2005, a local land owner and fisherman, and a group of school children from Morland near Penrith who use the river for nature lessons.

Simon Johnson, Director of Eden Rivers Trust, said, “This is a marvellous film and we hope as many people as possible will see it and become as enthused as we are about understanding and protecting the river for future generations.”

Owner of Eden Lacy Estate, Victor Gubbins, fishing in the Eden

River Eden
The film will be shown by ERT in its mobile ‘minema’ (small cinema) at the following events this summer

Penrith Show 28th July
Appleby Show 18th August
Carlisle Love Parks Week – 24th August
Eden Foodival Brough 26th August

The seven minute film can be seen at

Creation of the film is part of a new “River Eden Pilot Catchment Project” which is being carried out by Eden Rivers Trust. This has come about because of the government’s aim to ensure that UK’s rivers meet the strict requirements of the European legislation known as the Water Framework Directive.

A national initiative invited organisations to apply to the government’s Department for Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) with ideas about innovative ways of protecting and managing rivers. Eden Rivers Trust was one of only 16 successful applicants nationwide, and this film is aimed at involving more people and organisations in the River Eden’s future.

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