LANDSCAPE charity Friends of the Lake District has commissioned a short film to celebrate its 85th year which will be screened at the Rheged Centre, Penrith, later this month.

Produced and directed by Terry Abraham – the man behind the Life of a Mountain film trilogy – it delivers its message through the poetry of Harriet Fraser.

Terry’s spectacular Lake District footage and the poetry explore the vital connection between people and place; the glorious landscape and the rich cultural heritage of Cumbria and the Lake District.

Douglas Chalmers, Chief Executive, Friends of the Lake District, said: “In Our Hands is a highly visual celebration of the vital connections between people and place.

“It is a beautifully illustrated, thought-provoking work, forward looking to the future for our children and recognises that Friends of the Lake District will always have, on behalf of this much-loved landscape, the dedication to keep asking, are we on the right road?”

The evening will begin with a series of talks and reflections:

* Douglas Chalmers, Chief Executive, Friends of the Lake District – a celebration of 85 years of landscape protection and a view to the future.

* Harriet Fraser, writer, poet and author – the creative process behind the evolution and conception of the poem “In Our Hands”.

* Terry Abraham, award-winning film maker and photographer, producer and director – how the words of the poem were brought to life through the medium of film and reflections on his final film in the Life of a Mountain Trilogy – Helvellyn – due for release in May 2020.

Talks and film screening will take place on Friday October 25 from 7:30pm at the Rheged Centre. Tickets are available from the Rheged box office online at: or by calling 01768 868000. Adults £10, Concessions £8