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Storey's Field Centre

Fugolburna: Film Screening and Q+A

Thursday 18th July
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Fugolburna, the Anglo Saxon name for Fulbourn meaning stream frequented by birds, is a documentary film produced by Fulbourn Forum. The film is a call to protect and restore to their full ecological potential Fulbourn’s and the Wilbraham’s iconic chalk streams; which are currently in crisis resulting from the over-abstraction of water, over many years, from the underlying chalk aquifer to the detriment of nature. A situation exacerbated by agricultural drainage ‘improvements’ carried out in the 1950s and before, affecting the flow and course of the streams.

While celebrating the beautiful Fulbourn Fen Nature Reserve and beyond through the seasons, the film identifies the loss of its previously thriving aquatic environment and shows the efforts being made by the local community and environmental groups to support nature recovery, and to maintain and improve the health of local ecosystems to the benefit of flora, fauna and humanity.

The film will be followed by a short Q+A.

18:30 bar opens
19:30 film begins (running time: 72 minutes)
20:50 Q+A session

Age Guidance
All ages welcome

Free to attend, but booking is advised

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