Beverley Addy, is a filmmaker, artist and mum. We met Bev when we were looking for someone to document our work in a series of short films.
She was known to us through her terrific Arts Council funded work ‘LIVES‘, a film that tackled the issues around Domestic Violence. She’d taken her work out to be shown in shops, pubs and hairdressers and we liked this approach of taking the water to the horse. We also thought she might like to do something really jolly for a while so invited her to work with us on our big community carnival project, Flock To Ossett.
We went to meet Bev at The Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield where she was artist in residence and to our complete joy found that her first work experience in journalism had been at The Ossett Observer newspaper when she was only 16. We knew then she was our gal.
She’s been with us on coaches, in pubs, in the sun and the rain. She is often accompanied by her son Fin, an able camera assistant and we are thrilled to claim her as an #OssettOriginal.
This is a short film Bev Made about Ossett Ukulele Club visiting ‘Holmfirth Festival of Folk’ in 2012.