Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year (2017)

Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell standing in lavender field looking up

Landscape Artist of the Year – Joan Bakewell & Frank Skinner – © Sky UK Limited.

Director: Southan Morris

Starring: Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner

Production Company: Storyvault Films

Kent Locations Used: Castle Farm

Sky Art’s annual TV competition, which inspired British TV personality and host of the show Frank Skinner to attend art school, is returning to our screens.  The successful winner of Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 will receive a £10,000 commission for a British Institution’s permanent art collection and £500 of art materials from Cass Art.

The show visits a series of stunning locations around the UK and for the semi-finals, the competition filmed at Castle Farm Lavender, located in Shoreham, Sevenoaks. The remaining contestants battle it out to paint the stunning setting of Castle Farm which is within the largest lavender field in the UK. Visitors to the farm were invited to come along and support the artists when the episode was being filmed. Castle Farm has also previously featured in the psychological thriller Road Games (2016).

This episode of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year airs on Wednesday 29th November at 8pm on Sky Arts.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 visit: https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/landscape

For more information on Sevenoaks: http://www.visitsevenoaksdistrict.co.uk/

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/

 


Darwin’s Dangerous Idea (2009)

Andrew Marr in Darwin's Dangerous Idea

Andrew Marr in Darwin’s Dangerous Idea © BBC

Andrew Marr’s Darwinian journey brings him to Kent.

Production Company: BBC, The Open University

Kent Locations: Castle Farm, Shoreham

Presented by Andrew Marr, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea explores how Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution has had an impact, not only on our understanding of natural selcetionm but many other aspects of our lives, including the way in which we view religion, philosophy and even politics. The programme examines why his ideas were so controversial and why some still consider them contentious today.

Andrew Marr journeyed across the world tracing the impact of Darwin’s work from Europe to South America. One of the places he visits along the way was Castle Farm near Shoreham! Castle Farm is famous for its Lavender crop whose vibrant colour attract visitors every year to marvel at its beaut. However, on this occasion, it was the farm’s winter crops that brought the programme makers to Shoreham.

The programme is one of many in the BBC’s Darwin Season which celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th Anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species.

The series began on BBC 2 on the 5th March 2009 at 9 pm.

Links 

For more information about filming in Kent contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about this programme and others in BBC’s Darwin Season visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/darwin/

For more information about Castle Farm visit: http://www.hopshop.co.uk/

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/