Barlick in Bloom goes global

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BARNOLDSWICK’S efforts to prove it is blooming have gone global, with a promotional video about its first time entry into the North West in Bloom competition.

The five-minute film, made by Bryan Fieldhouse, from local video production company, The Reverb Factory, was uploaded to Facebook and YouTube as soon as it had been watched by the visiting judges.

Hundreds of people have watched the video, including viewers in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Norway and Egypt giving it the thumbs up.

The upbeat film shows Barnoldswick’s preparations for the Britain in Bloom judging and the all year round work taking place in the town.

Mr Fieldhouse said: “I was asked to produce a short presentation for the judges of the Bloom competition.

“When I saw the enthusiasm of everyone involved I was inspired to go further than that and aimed to make something that will enthuse other people about our town.

“I hope the finished film will encourage more folk to be proud and passionate about Barnoldswick; it’s a great town that deserves an international following.”

The film includes both still images and video footage of people around the town pitching in to help make Barnoldswick’s first entry into the Bloom competition a worthy one.

Children from Coates Lane and St Joseph’s Primary Schools were also drafted in at the last minute to help film the final sequence.

Mr Fieldhouse and Town Council chairman, Coun. Stephen Demaine, presented pupils at the schools with their own copy of the film last week.

“Local schools were really helpful in allowing pupils to take part at the last minute and I wanted to reward them with their own DVD,” said Bryan. “I understand many families have watched the film repeatedly!”

The film will be screened in high definition during Barnoldswick’s Centre Screen Cinema free film programme during the summer holidays from August 15th to August 25th.

It can also be viewed at http://vimeo.com/26038665