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May 2017
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The Wave talk by Rhashan Stone 6 May Wincanton Town Hall

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wincanton Town Hall, Market Pl
Wincanton , BA9 9LD United Kingdom
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Denis Gansel's film of 2008 about a social experiment in fascism at a high school which goes horrifically wrong. This movie couldn’t be more timely after Brexit and is rated 15. Rhashan Stone talks about his favourite film and how it works. This is a must if you are interested in filmmaking, storytelling and how we behave in groups. Rhashan is a writer, film and television actor with a wealth of credits including; Agatha Raisin, The A Word, The Smoke,…

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Charlie Chaplin’s Circus with Circus Stars workshop 13 May Hauser & Wirth Somerset

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hauser and Wirth Somerset, Dropping Ln
Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL United Kingdom
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Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 film won him an Oscar and is a brilliant slapstick comedy of a tramp who escapes to a circus only to get into all sorts of trouble. Frome’s Circus Stars will workshop circus skills before the main feature, including tightrope walking, juggling, and ball walking suitable for children aged 3-13. Places limited to 15 so book early to avoid disappointment and mail info@wherewestbegins.org.uk to confirm place.

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Singin’ in the Rain with Q&A Talk from Prof Millie Taylor 14 May Hauser & Wirth Somerset

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hauser and Wirth Somerset, Dropping Ln
Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL United Kingdom
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Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen in 1953 and rated U, this is perhaps “the greatest of movie musicals” (Sight and Sound 2012). It tells the story of Hollywood’s troubled transition from silent to talking pictures at the end of the 1920s. Stars Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor. We salute you all.. Millie Taylor is Professor of Musical Theatre at Winchester University and author of several books on the subject including "Musical Theatre, Realism and Entertainment". She started…

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Bugsy Malone Workshop Youth Cinema Foundation Castaways Theatre Group 14 May Hauser & Wirth Somerset

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hauser and Wirth Somerset, Dropping Ln
Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL United Kingdom
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The fantastic Alan Parker musical gangster film made in 1976 entirely acted by children, including a very young Jodie Foster. Rated U and loved by everyone. Workshop : Bruton's Youth Cinema Foundation workshops the audience about how to work and film with children in collaboration with Yeovil's wonderful Castaways Theatre Group, suitable for children aged 8-14. Places for the workshop are limited to 15 so please book early to avoid disappointment, and mail info@wherewestbegins.org.uk to confirm your place. Then everyone…

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The Producers talk by Anil Gupta 21 May Westlands Yeovil

May 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Westlands Yeovil, Westlands Entertainment Venue, Westbourne Close
Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2DD United Kingdom
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Mel Brooks’s 1968 satirical comedy about two producers trying to make a Broadway flop (for tax reasons) won him an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. “Springtime for Hitler” will ring in your ears for months. Stars Gene Wilder, and the amazing Zero Mostel, rated PG Speaker is writer and producer Anil Gupta, who is credited with bringing comedy with a British Asian twist to mainstream TV. His credits include, Goodness Gracious Me, Citizen Khan, The Office, and Spitting Image. Broadway…

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy International Towel Day Quiz 25 May Wincanton Town Hall

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wincanton Town Hall, Market Pl
Wincanton , BA9 9LD United Kingdom
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Garth Jennings made this film in 2006 with the cream of British comedy talent, and is a fantastic tribute to the late great (humanist) writer Douglas Adams. Rated a PG, and following the film we shall be running the ... International Towel Day Quiz – May 25th is designated Towel Day in celebration of Douglas Adam’s life. From the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy “A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have……

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June 2017
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Bugsy Malone Workshop Youth Cinema Foundation Castaways Theatre Group 3 June Wincanton Town Hall

June 3 @ 2:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Wincanton Town Hall, Market Pl
Wincanton , BA9 9LD United Kingdom
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The fantastic Alan Parker musical gangster film made in 1976 and entirely acted by children, including a very young Jodie Foster. The Castaways Theatre Group from Yeovil will be on hand to ensure that audiences have the most authentic experience. Rated a U and loved by everyone. Workshop : Bruton's Youth Cinema Foundation workshops the (young) audience first about how to work and film with children, aided by Yeovil's wonderful Castaways Theatre Group (in costume). Places are limited to 15…

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To Kill a Mockingbird talk Olivia Williams 4 June Westlands Yeovil

June 4 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This 1962 film is based on Harper Lee’s Pullitzer prize-winning novel of the same name, and stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. It tells the story of a small time lawyer in Alabama in the 1930s defending a black man from a rape allegation. Rated a 12. Olivia Williams (The Postman, Sixth Sense, An Education, Lucky Break, Ghost Writer, most recently ITV's The Halcyon) talks about why this is one of her favourite films, and what we can learn from…

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Dazed and Confused talk Tom Hodgkinson The Idler 10 June Hauser & Wirth Somerset

June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Hauser and Wirth Somerset, Dropping Ln
Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL United Kingdom
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A coming of age comedy about a group of Texas teenagers on their last day of school made in 1993 by Richard Linklater.  Features a heap of young actors who later become big stars (Matthew MacConaughey, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Jason London) and rated a 15. Tom Hodgkinson, writer and Editor of The Idler talks afterwards about teenage philosophy and how this film manages to be funny and profound. Sometimes at the same time.

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Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert Talk Producer Grant Lee 17 June LGBT Wincanton Town Hall

June 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wincanton Town Hall, Market Pl
Wincanton , BA9 9LD United Kingdom
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The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1994)(15) – a seminal Australian comedy about two drag queens (Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving) who team up with a transgender woman (Terence Stamp) to travel across the Australian outback. This screening is in celebration of LGBT month supported by the cast (in costume) from the Motiv8 Productions theatre musical “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” appearing at the Octagon Theatre in July. Speaker is Grant Lee one of the producers of the…

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