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Henry Moore – Arena documentary

Buried deep in the archives on the BBC website are a collection of wonderful old films and documentaries including this one about the sculptor Henry Moore.

This was an Arena programme broadcast to celebrate Moore’s 80th birthday and is a collection of several films collated by John Read who interviewed and filmed Henry Moore six times over a 28 year period.

There is a decidedly old fashioned and almost reverential tone to the programme but it is a times a beautiful ‘fly on the wall’ documentary and a wonderful insight into the life and work of Henry Moore.

henry moore arena documentary

His huge sculptures can be found all over the world but many of his large pieces are actually not far from us at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield.

I think my favourite part shows the laid back attitude of Henry Moore. He goes off for lunch on his bike while a team and a crane are trying to move an enormous sculpture out of the workshop. It breaks in various places and Moore returns to find chaos and panic – his response to months of work being damaged was beautiful – ‘it can be mended’ 🙂

More old Arena programmes can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006pn88

And there are a huge number of photos of Henry Moore sculptures on flickr for your perusal.

 

Animals made from vegetables

Animals made from vegetables are a massive thing at village shows in Yorkshire. I don’t think I’d ever come across them before I moved up here.

They are really daft but I love them and very disappointed that these show categories are just for the kids!

cropped-Twitterdbcc19d_jpg-e1445723926908.jpgPrizewinner from my local village show in 2014

Twitterdf52ff3_jpgBad picture of village show entries in 2013

animal vegetables

And one from Malham Show a few years ago  taken by my friend Rebecca