Creative Concern

Communications for a sustainable future

Exploring the energy, partnerships and catchment scale restoration that has been happening in the Irwell over the last 30 years.

Restoration Revolution

Devised, filmed and edited by Creative Concern for the Environment Agency. Presented by Blue Badge Tour Guide, writer and presenter Jonathan Schofield. 

From being one of the most polluted and neglected rivers in Europe to becoming a hub for people and wildlife, the restoration of the River Irwell has been instrumental in bringing about a regeneration of the city of Manchester. There is still much to do to but the river is definitely on the right path to recovery after years of neglect.

Filmed over three days, 'Restoration Revoloution' explores the fantastic energy, partnerships and catchment scale restoration that has been happening in the Irwell over the last 30 years.  

Music by Manchester band Air Cav. Archive footage from NWFA at Manchester Metropolitan University.