Tag: farming singles
We have recently been approached by a television production company called Nutopia who are making a documentary for Channel Four about what life is like for gay men living and working in the farming community.
The director is keen to hear from gay men who are willing to tell her about their experience of being gay in the farming world. At this stage all calls are confidential and having a telephone conversation doesn’t oblige anyone to take part in the documentary.
To find out more – or to talk about what life is like for you – please call or text Pippa on 07966 396199 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
The BBC’s new 3-part farming series Harvest started on BBC2 on 11th September and has received plaudits from the farming community and the non-farming community alike, except for The Guardian‘s review (but we’ll gloss over that). In fact, some farmers even said that they had learned something from the programme themselves.
The first hour-long episode entitled ‘Vegetables: The Goodness of the Earth’ focused on Andrew Burgess’s Produce World Farm in Peterborough. Other features included a farm where they grow tomatoes all year round and an innovative use of LEDs. The programme also looked at the devastating impact of the extreme weather conditions in 2012 that destroyed millions of pounds worth of crops.
The second show aired on 12th September will focus on cereals and the final show on 13th September will look at the fruit farming industry.
What do you think of the series so far? How do you think Gregg Wallace and Philippa Forrester would do on our muddy quiz? Join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter to let us know your thoughts on the show.
Open Farm Sunday on June 9th was a great success and the Muddy Matches team turned out in force at the event at Glebe Farm in Podington.
MM’s Lucy was on the entrance welcoming people into the event and MM’s Emma was in charge of the nature walk.
Highlights of the event included the tractor rides, stroking the animals and of course the nature walk; which took in a tour of the farm’s biomass wood chip burner and a visit to Bedfordshire’s only waterfall. › Continue reading
We have been contacted by a documentary maker looking to make a film about gay farmers. Please find some information below; if you or anyone you know would be interested in taking part, please get in touch with Christian the producer directly.
Documentary Casting – Gay Farmer Looking for Love?
Award winning production company are currently casting for a proposed one hour documentary that would focus on the story of finding love in the gay farming community. We would love to hear from any gay farmers who may be interested in being featured.
Any film would accurately and sensitively demonstrate the realities facing gay farmers who live in isolated rural communities, and the difficulties that they might face when searching for a partner in the agricultural world. The project is currently at the research stage and contacting us would not be a commitment to take part in a film. › Continue reading
The search is back on for the UK’s top young talent…Young Farmer of the Year is part of a series that celebrates the working heroes of Great Britain.
This year the BBC is on the lookout for Young Farmers aged 16-25. This is an opportunity for people, other than dancers, singers and entertainers to finally step into the limelight. The BBC want to showcase the unsung heroes at the heart of Britain.
If you are a talented Young Farmer or know someone who fits the bill, then the BBC want to hear from you.
The BBC is looking for someone who is a true ambassador for their trade, up for a challenge and wants to showcase their skills!
The programme wants as many applications as possible from a wide selection of farmers which will be whittled down to four contestants who’ll then be put through tough and testing challenges based on their skills. One will eventually win the title of ‘BBC Three’s Young Farmer of the Year.’
call: 0161 244 3716
Applications close on 5th August 2011