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‘Hatfield Conversations’ until Wednesday 8 November

Janette Parris launches a new animated film and comic this Autumn celebrating everyday life in Hatfield.

Following intense research in situ over the summer, Parris has created a new visual portrait of the town’s communities, places and activities, accompanied by a soundtrack composed by the artist. This snapshot of Hatfield will seek to make visible what is sometimes hidden and overlooked.

Embedding herself in the town for a number of weeks, Parris has captured the local stories and protagonists of Hatfield with affection and poignancy, fictionalising them to make relevant comments and observations about the state of this Hertfordshire town, and perhaps our entire nation, in 2017. Parris visited local cafes, shops, supermarkets and the library, and attended community group meetings and events.

Hatfield Conversations will be screened concurrently in the town centre (Erol’s Café) and on the University of Hertfordshire campus where it will be accompanied by an exhibition of related films, drawings and publications.

Open until 8 November. Free admission.

For further information, please visit the UHArts website.