Hopping Afternoons

Hopping Afternoon

Sat 24 January 2015
2-3.30pm

Valence House Visitor Centre
Becontree Avenue
Dagenham
Essex
RM8 3HT

All welcome

Join us for the first Hopping Afternoon of the year to watch a remarkable film about going picking. Not hop picking this time, but picking after the harvest took place, also called gleaning.

"The Gleaners and I" (French: Les glaneurs et la glaneuse) is a 2000 French documentary film by Agnès Varda that features various kinds of gleaning.

In 2014 went hop-picking but also gleaning, to a commercial blackcurrant farm in Essex. We are planning more picking and gleaning trips for 2015 and this film is a great introduction to to the theme.