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Film Premiere: River Wharfe

A chance to attend the premiere of a stunning new documentary film, River Wharfe: A Living Artery, followed by a Q&A with film-maker Mark Barrow. 

An underwater photographer and clean rivers campaigner, Mark spent five years documenting the entire 65-mile length of the Wharfe. Using scuba gear, a pole-mounted camera and a drone, he shoot footage below and above the river’s surface.  

The resulting documentary is a visual and emotional journey that celebrates the timeless beauty of the River Wharfe, while inspiring a deeper connection to the natural world and a commitment to its conservation.  

One of the most ecologically diverse rivers in England, the Wharfe is home to countless animals, birds and fish. but a shocking increase in the levels of pollution now threatens the local wildlife. As a campaigner, Mark is hoping this film will help to raise awareness of the damage done by pollution, climate change and the destruction of habitats. 

A ‘Beneath British Waters’ documentary. Run time: 40 minutes + Q&A. 

Note: this film will have subtitles to make it more accessible. 

The film has no official classification but we suggest it’s suitable for ages 12+ 


Access and Covid safety measures: if you have specific access needs or queries and/or prefer to be seated away from other audience members as a Covid safety measure, please contact our Admin at: [email protected] with your request.  

Date: Saturday 20 April 

Time: 4pm-5pm 

Venue: Heritage Quay, Schwann Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH 

Tickets: £3  

Age guidance: 12+ (U16s should be accompanied by an adult) 

Access Guide: https://www.accessable.co.uk/huddersfield-literature-festival/access-guides/heritage-quay  

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