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June 2017

Bugsy Malone Workshop by Youth Cinema Foundation Castaways Theatre Group – rescheduled

June 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Westlands Yeovil, Westlands Entertainment Venue, Westbourne Close
Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2DD 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 : Youth Cinema Foundation CIC from Bruton workshops the (young) audience first about how to work and film with children with Yeovil's terrific Castaways Theatre Group in costume. Places are limited to…

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To Kill a Mockingbird talk Olivia Williams 25 June Westlands Yeovil

June 25, 2017 @ 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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October 2017

An Inconvenient Sequel + Q&A Green Party’s Shane Collins

October 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Westlands Yeovil, Westlands Entertainment Venue, Westbourne Close
Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2DD United Kingdom
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A decade after “An Inconvenient Truth” brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. In 2006, filmmaker Davis Guggenheim first followed Al Gore as the former presidential candidate campaigned to raise awareness of the dangers of global warning and called for action to curb its destructive effects on the environment. Soon after the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” was released, this the second film went…

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The Princess Bride + workshop with Agni Scott

October 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wincanton Town Hall, Market Pl
Wincanton , BA9 9LD United Kingdom
£4 – £8

The actress Agni Scott (Bridget Jones's Baby, The Hamburg Cell, Akamas) presents one of her favourite films of all times, preceded by a creative workshop especially developed for us. The Princess Bride, featuring a young Robin Wright,  is a beloved traditional fairytale adventure about a beautiful princess and the gallant hero who rescues her from an evil villain. This is an enchanting Oscar nominated classic that the whole family will love. While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather…

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My life as a courgette+ Workshop J.Parkyn/Aardman + Guided discussion

October 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hauser and Wirth Somerset, Dropping Ln
Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL United Kingdom
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£4 – £8

https://youtu.be/i2GO9MiioCk "Here is a little miracle of gentleness, tenderness and intense, traditional Frenchness" says The Guardian about this funny and engaging animated feature showcasing the life of an orphan called Courgette. Nine year old Icare, known to his friends as Courgette, is sent to a local orphanage after the accidental death of his abusive mother. There he struggles at first to find his place in this strange, at times hostile, environment. But with the help of his new-found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and might…

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Nosferatu + live music from Somerset Brides of Dracula

October 31, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Westlands Yeovil, Westlands Entertainment Venue, Westbourne Close
Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2DD United Kingdom
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Voted 7th on The Guardian’s list of the “25 Best Horror Films of all time” in 2010, this 1922 German silent horror movie is a classic in its genre, influencing so many horror movies and characters since. It even has its own website www.nosferatumovie.com. Illegally adapted from Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, Nosferatu was originally meant to disappear when, following Stoker’s wife's legal battle, the German Court ordered all copies of the film destroyed. Luckily surviving copies have made their way to the…

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November 2017

The Levelling + Talk from Common Ground

November 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Westlands Yeovil, Westlands Entertainment Venue, Westbourne Close
Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2DD United Kingdom
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Common Ground & WhereWestBegins present a drama about the Somerset floods, with a showcase of short films from the Harvest Film Festival screened before the main feature. Somerset, England. Trainee vet Clover Catto returns to the farm where she grew up after hearing news that her brother Harry has dies in what appears to be a suicide. Finding the family home in a state of horrendous disrepair following the 2014 floods that devastated the area, Clover is forced to confront…

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BBC1’s Lucy Cooke presents “Watership Down”

November 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wincanton Town Hall, Market Pl
Wincanton , BA9 9LD United Kingdom
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£4 – £8

Lucy Cooke is an award-winning television producer and presenter, best-selling author and National Geographic expolorer with a Masters in zoology. She studied with the great Richard Dawkins and has worked with everyone from Monty Python's Terry Jones, to Vic Reeves and Paul Whitehouse, and is a regular feature at Port Eliot. She will talk about how she followed her passion for animals to become a BBC wildlife presenter. If you thought that people on telly were always cool when meeting…

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January 2018

The Levelling & Harvest Festival Short Films by Common Ground

January 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Common Ground & WhereWestBegins present a drama about the Somerset floods, with a showcase of short films from the Harvest Film Festival screened before the main feature.

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February 2018

Charlie Chaplin’s “Circus” with circus skills workshop from Frome’s Circus Stars

February 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Port Regis School, Motcombe Road
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9NX United Kingdom
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£4 – £8

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. Charlie Chaplin wrote and directed the film, and it was a difficult experience for him - a studio fire, death of his mother, bitter divorce from his second wife, and the IRS claiming back taxes - but out of this pain came an hour long gem of a film, funny…

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