Cheques will be presented to beneficiaries on Saturday 13th May. Details to follow.
Battle of the Somme Film Screening
The 1916 film The Battle of the Somme is a compelling documentary record of one of the key battles of the First World War and the first feature-length documentary film record of combat. What is little known is that of the two cameramen who recorded this event, one – Geoffrey Malins – was born, and spent his early working life, in Hastings. Now, a local audience can share the experience of seeing this silent film as it was originally intended – in good condition, at full length, at the correct speed and brought to life by a full orchestral accompaniment.
Digitally restored by the Imperial War Museums in 2005 and with a new score by the film composer Laura Rossi, The Battle of the Somme (1916) will be screened with the Hastings Sinfonia providing full orchestral accompaniment at St Mary-in-the-Castle on Sunday 21 May 2017.
Hastings Sinfonia is the local orchestra that has a reputation for performing well-known classical music and opera favourites together with exciting new melodic works. They perform several times a year with outstanding soloists bringing passion and enthusiasm to all of their concerts. As part of the Battle of the Somme Centenary Tour the orchestra, conducted by Derek Carden, will be playing live at a screening of The Battle of the Somme film, to be shown at 3pm on Sunday 21 May 2017 in St Mary-in-the-Castle, Hastings.
With guest speakers Laura Rossi, the composer, and Dr Toby Haggith, Senior Curator, of the Imperial War Museums. Tickets: £12.50 adults, £8.50 under 18, available on the door or by contacting the Hastings Winkle Club’s Arts & Entertainments Officer, Mr Polo Piatti on Tel: 07725 163 929 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The next Club Social will be held on Saturday 27th May, from 7pm at the Fishermen’s Institute. All members and their guests are welcome!
Dates for your diaries. Following the highly successful inaugural festival, this year’s dates are 2nd, 3rd and 4th June.