SINGER, songwriter and cellist, Sarah Smout, will premiere her latest film, ‘Rooted’, at Skipton Plaza on Sunday, May 15.

The screening is part of Hinterlands Festival, now in its third year, which uses film to celebrate the great outdoors and encourage people to ‘rethink the countryside’.

Sarah, who lives in Silsden, studied classical cello at school and developed her professional career playing for various bands in Bradford.

‘Rooted’, which features both Sarah’s music and poetry, has been awarded funding from Help Musicians UK, and was filmed by Northern Cowboy Films in Hubberholme, where Sarah spent much of her childhood.

In the 12th century Church, she performs with her voice, cello, and loop pedal, creating entrancing soundscapes.

She said: “Rooted is a film about drawing strength from all that we have around us. This is a film about the need for climate action, but it is also a chance to immerse yourself in the music and connection to nature it is inspired by.”

In addition to ‘Rooted’, Sarah is currently working in collaboration with Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to create a series of films about how climate change is affecting the county specifically. These films will be accompanied by various events and workshops.

Rooted will premiere at Skipton Plaza on Sunday May 15 at 7.30pm. To book visit To find out more about Sarah Smout and her work visit