Where West Begins


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We are a Community Interest Company - this is halfway between a limited company and charity.   What this means is that WhereWestBegins can only exist as long as it serves its community in South West, and the associated filmmakers, artists, producers, and cultural practioners that we work with.

We like to think that we are all big-hearted pioneers here in the South West.

“Out where the handclasp's a little stronger,
Out where the smile dwells a little longer,
That's where the West begins”.

WhereWestBegins CIC is set up and run by Penny Nagle.   She has worked for over 20 years in film, cinema, music and online.  She co-founded of Event Cinema company More2Screen, and was a Nesta Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme.  She is passionate about making the arts accessible to everyone.