Rites of Way with Mr Hardy
Welcome to a new project by ScreenPLAY in partnership with the Thomas Hardy Society to explore the woods around Thomas Hardy’s birthplace in a new way.
It will culminate in the production of a smartphone app guiding visitors through the ancient woodland, learning about tree folklore and telling Hardy’s stories set in these woodlands.
A pilot we made for Kingcombe nature reserve gives you an idea of the sort of app we are making. You can explore the Drovers route here. Click and play to listen to the trail, spin the wheel of trees and click a leaf icon to hear the folklore of each tree.
We’d love to hear from you
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