Common Ground @ Roydon Common

Photo credit: Julie Smart, Aug 2020

Over Summer 2021, Common Ground will be running a pair of exciting photography & film courses at Holme Dunes & Roydon Common near King’s Lynn. Well, you know what they say: wait all year for a digital project in a Norfolk Living Landscape Area and then two come along at once.

Nature Photography: Get Started

The first course will take place in July, run in collaboration with The Prince’s Trust. Over 5 days, you’ll be able to learn the ins and outs of nature photography, no previous experience necessary!

Nature Documentary Filmmaking

Like the sound of documentary making but never had the chance to try it? Not quite sure if it’s for you but up for giving something new a go? Fancy yourself as the next David Attenborough and up for a big day out in a beautiful setting? Whatever your jam, we’ve got you covered – we’ll be offering a 1 day taster session, so you can give nature doc making a go.

We’ll then be running a 7 day documentary course, in collaboration with Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Over the course of the workshop, you’ll learn the ins and outs of nature doc making, and produce your own film, which will aim to communicate the importance of the site and its unique features and animal & insect species, featuring the likes of sundew, black darter, and raft spiders and night jar. And don’t worry if these sound a little exotic – you’ll be taught all about the site and its nature throughout the week, so you can truly live your Attenborough fantasy.

Throughout the week, you’ll also be consulted on ways to increase the number of young people who visit heritage sites. The group will discuss ideas about what would make more young people visit, and how Norfolk Wildlife Trust can create interpretations which are more engaging for young people. Shout it from the rooftops: YOUTH VOICE MATTERS!