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Enfield Council brings films to the people

Published Friday, 29 May 2015

Enfield Council announced this week a partnership with ‘Talkies Community Cinema’ an organisation which brings independent cinema to audiences in Enfield.

Talkies Community Cinema brings great independent movies to audiences in Palmers Green and Enfield Town. Working with Enfield Council, Talkies has secured a grant from the British Film Institute (BFI) which will help it to set up two new groups – one in Bowes Park and another in Southgate – and to bring more exciting new events to Enfield.

The varied programme in the coming months includes world cinema at the Dugdale Centre, an outdoor screening of ‘Ghostbusters’ in Broomfield Park and a fancy dress event with ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ during Halloween.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Organisations and Culture, Cllr Yasemin Brett, said: “Film culture in Enfield has made a great stride forward through Talkies. Led by volunteers this fantastic project brings independent, and sometimes less known films to the people in a number of local settings.

“It would be wonderful if more groups could set up their own Talkies screenings so even more of the borough can benefit.

“The borough of Enfield has been a popular film location for many years, and this exciting project will go even further to support those who enjoy quality films on their doorstep.”

David Williamson, the founder of Talkies, said: “We set up Talkies as a way of binding communities together.  People like the fact that Talkies is run entirely by volunteers and that our events are as much a social occasion as they are a cinema experience. The BFI grant will enable groups in Bowes Park and Southgate to run their own Talkies events, further reinforcing the identity of those communities. ”

To find out more about Talkies, and to book go to: Link

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