Although She Moved Through The Fair is set in an undisclosed location, the film was shot exclusively in Bristol, in the South-West of England, and the surrounding region. Bristol is a vibrant and beautiful city, renowned as a creative centre for the arts, from media to music. It provides numerous locations that suit the script, and the style & mood of the film.
Scenes were shot in a mixture of private and public locations, and we are extremely grateful to everybody who supported us by allowing us access to their property in order to film. Below you can find more information on many of the locations used, including stills from She Moved Through The Fair compared to how they look in real life. They are arranged in the order that they appear in the film.
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- Ruby & White
- The Richmond
- Litfield House
- Bristol Central Library
- Clifton Lido
- Averys Wine Merchants
- Other locations
RUBY & WHITE
Ruby & White is a butcher’s store and delicatessen on Whiteladies Road, one of Bristol’s busiest shopping streets. The shop itself is split across two levels and has a wonderful sense of space and scale, which made it perfect for shooting. It features in several sequences; look out in SMTTF for a cameo from master butcher Lee Spencer! Thanks to Adam Denton, Hollie Davis and all of the staff for letting us shoot there.
Visit www.rubyandwhite.com for more information.
Hidden on the edge of the Downs in Clifton, Bristol, Hausbar is a cocktail bar and one of the city’s premium venues. Owner Aurelius Braunbarth and his staff very kindly accommodated our shooting for several days, and were on hand to provide extras (including bar staff) and keep the cast well stocked with an array of ‘mocktails’ for added realism. Hausbar’s decor and subterranean location mean that it could be anywhere in the world, which is ideal for the anonymous world of SMTTF.
Visit www.hausbar.co.uk for more information.
The Richmond is a pub in the heart of Clifton, Bristol. With an impressive dining menu and a busy social calendar, it remains popular with locals and students alike – where better for some of SMTTF‘s characters to socialise? Thanks to the generosity of bar manager Bailey we spent a day filming a scene in the Richmond. Don’t be fooled by the end product – several of our cast played enough games of pool to have started a tournament…
Visit www.therichmondclifton.co.uk for more information.
More information coming soon.
BRISTOL CENTRAL LIBRARY
Bristol Central Library is the largest of Bristol’s public libraries. This Grade I listed building was constructed in 1906 on the edge of College Green in the city centre, next to Bristol Cathedral and the city hall. We were fortunate enough to be allowed permission to shoot one of the film’s climactic sequences in the basement archives, which are normally out of bounds to the general public; we are extremely grateful for the support and hospitality of the library’s staff, as well as for the assistance from Bristol Film Office.
Visit www.filmbristol.co.uk for more information.
Clifton Lido is close to Whiteladies Road in Clifton, Bristol. The Grade II* listed building dates back to 1849, making it one of the oldest lidos in the country; after almost two decades of closure it was refurbished and reopened in 2008 with a spa and restaurant/bar. Many thanks to Mark Thwaites and his team for their kind permission to let us shoot an underwater sequence in the pool, along with some night-time shots of the beautiful building itself.
Visit www.lidobristol.com for more information.
AVERYS WINE MERCHANTS
Averys is in the heart of Bristol, metres from College Green, the Cathedral and Park Street. Established in 1793, its historic cellars store over 1000 wines, as well as playing host to regular tastings and events. Mimi Avery, Frank Mason and all of the shop staff very kindly accommodated our shooting for several days as we shot some of the film’s most important and visually striking scenes in this beautiful and unique space.
Visit www.averys.com for more information.
In addition to the locations featured above, we shot other scenes in a mixture of public spaces and private residences. Below is a sample of the various locations used; again, many thanks to everybody who allowed us access to their private properties in order to film.