Snapshot Stories


Naomi Paul


Join writer and performer Naomi Paul and the community of Meon Vale in their collaborative film ‘Snapshot Stories,’ where arts meets activism! The film was part of Live & Local’s LivingRoom project, launched in summer 2020 in response to the pandemic. It celebrates this new community’s sense of place, recent history and the environment in the first lockdown.

Filmed and recorded on location by community members, enjoy poetry and music by both Naomi (based on interviews with residents) and by residents themselves. The film features an entertaining ode to the village shop and a musical call to arms with a protest song ‘The Promise of the Woods,’ as the community prepares to fight for a well-loved area of land under threat of development.

In December 2020, following an active residents’ campaign, the community in Meon Vale learned that development plans for the woodland had been withdrawn.

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Snapshot Stories

Naomi Paul

A collaboration between the community of Meon Vale and professional writer and performer Naomi Paul. People from the community contributed their film, poetry, music and images and shared their experiences and thoughts about Meon Vale, its environment and this new community.

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