Monthly Archives: June 2019

FILM SOCIETY OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019 – APPLY NOW

Jun 12

It’s time to celebrate all the amazing work that your community cinema has done over the past year, as applications for the 2019 Film Society of the Year Awards are now open! Application forms for the 50th Film Society of the Year Awards are now available! The Awards are our proudest tradition, and celebrate the […]

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VOLUNTEERS WEEK, ELIZABETH COSTELLO

Jun 6

We were touched by this personal message from Elizabeth Costello. Elizabeth leads the award-winning Leigh Film Society, and we are always so impressed by her motivation and dedication to community cinema. This article was printed by Wigan Council, for a piece about saying ‘thank you’. The person I would like to thank isn’t here to […]

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VOLUNTEERS WEEK, GLYN BALMER

Jun 5

To meet and greet members of the public, serve them tea or coffee (alas no Kia-Ora!) and then get to enjoy a film in a superb environment is – for me – truly made to measure. In October 2018 I resigned as a Director of a non-league football club in Essex – some forty miles […]

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VOLUNTEERS WEEK, HELEN HANCOCKS

Jun 4

I have always hated public speaking before volunteering but it has helped ease my nerves when I do have to speak to a packed audience. I am also more willing at events to go up and introduce myself to people, where as in the past I might have just stayed put in a corner. I […]

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VOLUNTEERS WEEK, SAM WATLING

Jun 3

I’m happier, more confident and am even looking at starting a business to try and enable me to do even more of these events across my city. I’ve been running Film at the Folk Hall for over 3 years now. I was in a bit of a rut with the work I was doing a […]

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