Dee talks to Lynne Allen and Nick Marsh of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which is one of Britain’s finest landscapes. Located on the coast of East Anglia, it covers 150 square miles and includes wildlife-rich wetlands, ancient heaths, windswept shingle beaches and historic towns and villages.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Nick Marsh on 01394 384948
Dee meets Frances Harper who is a documentary film maker living in Melton, producing hard hitting documentaries on social issues such as drug addiction, homelessess and prostitution, broadcast on BBC and SKY.
Her work includes:
Where Angels Fear to Tread - BBC East - A programme about prostitution in Ipswich at the time of the murders
My Son, Drugs and Me - SKY 1HD & SKY Real Lives
On a lighter note, her latest film is about Southwold - a traditional seaside town in Suffolk: "Southwold - Having a Wonderful time!", narrated by Geoffrey Palmer, had a Special screening at the Southwold 'Electric Picture Palace' in October, and the film is repeated from time to time.
Let’s take a stroll around Southwold, a charming north Suffolk seaside town. With its working lighthouse, beach huts, award-winning pier, busy harbour, cliff top cannons, and of course the beach, quintessentially English, this is SOUTHWOLD. In just 38 mins ‘Southwold – Having a wonderful time’ explores both the past and the present, with interesting gems from some well known faces and commentary by Geoffrey Palmer, a regular visitor to the town. Delve into the lives of those that reside and holiday in this culture-rich town, hear about how it survived the great fire of 1659 and enjoy a visually stimulating trip, with stop-offs at some well known points along the way.
From the sandy beaches, enjoying a cream tea along the way, we arrive at the pier. To the historically rich lifeboat museum, the Sailors’ Reading room, a tour around Adnams brewery to sample the beer, Southwold has a lot to offer guests and residents of all ages. No matter what your background or location, this film will captivate, and leave you wanting more. Produced and Directed by Suffolk-born Frances Harper, this short film will make you wonder why anyone would ever take a holiday abroad when Southwold is on your doorstep.
If anyone would like to raise awareness, and feel that a short film could best illustrate these issues - please contact Frances at Frances Harper Films, 21 St Audrys Park, Melton Park, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1SX