Thankful Villages Vol. 2 #11

12 November 2017 // Thankful Villages

Darren Hayman is back, with a second volume of songs resulting from his Thankful Villages project. The eleventh village is Maplebeck, Nottinghamshire. Maplebeck, Nottinghamshire – Thankful Village #29 from Darren Hayman on Vimeo. I have visited Maplebeck four times now. It has become a centrepiece of the project for me, and is the village where […]

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Thankful Villages Vol. 2 #10

24 October 2017 // Thankful Villages

Darren Hayman is back, with a second volume of songs resulting from his Thankful Villages project. The tenth village is East Norton, Leicestershire. East Norton, Leicestershire – Thankful Village #28 from Darren Hayman on Vimeo. Too much time on my own. Too many empty streets. I want to find the community. We drove to the […]

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Thankful Villages Vol. 2 #9

22 September 2017 // Thankful Villages

Darren Hayman is back, with a second volume of songs resulting from his Thankful Villages project. The ninth village is Wigsley, Nottinghamshire. During World War 2 Wigsley was home to an RAF airfield. It was nicknamed the ‘Cemetery of Lights’ due to its terrible luck. On 11th June 1943, a Lancaster bomber was on a […]

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Thankful Villages Vol. 2 #8

23 August 2017 // Thankful Villages

Darren Hayman is back, with a second volume of songs resulting from his Thankful Villages project. The eighth village is Cromwell, Nottinghamshire. It was a long chain of people that lead us to Dennis’ door. I know Judith Pudden and Marjorie Goss guided me in the right direction. Dennis was very pleased to see us. […]

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Thankful Villages Vol. 2 #7

22 July 2017 // Thankful Villages

Darren Hayman is back, with a second volume of songs resulting from his Thankful Villages project. The seventh village is Shapwick, Somerset. Video shot by Imogen Giffiths There’s a few Shapwicks. I got myself into a muddle. I was nearly booked to play the Shapwick village fete before realising it was the wrong Shapwick.

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