Pix in the Stix – 1st to 4th June 2012

Pix in the Stix

Pix in the Stix is a lively group from East Lothian dedicated to bringing the magic of cinema to rural communities. Their work had been so successful that they won the British Federation of Film Society Award for best new Film Society in 2011 and now they plan to bring their enthusiasm and expertise to the island for a weekend in June as part of their rural cinema exchange project. The idea was born when Suzie Queripel (secretary) who has been coming to Lismore since she was a child (her mother is a Campbell from the Ballimackillican family), was chatting to various locals about their work in East Linton and Tyninghame. Now, following discussions with a subgroup of the Hall committee, Pix in the Stix will visit from 1-3 June complete with groupies and families and, not only make a film with locals about community cinema, but also run a workshop about how to run your own cinema, show a variety of films to a variety of audiences, and with the help of the hall committee put on a music, food and dance evening in the hall on the Saturday.

As a follow up Suzie told me, in September Lismore people will be invited to Tyninghame Hall for the premier of the community film and another celebration of community cinema and music.

If you would like to get involved and help make this happen or have suggestions for possible films you can read all about them on www.pixinthestix.org.uk or contact a hall committee member.

Provided by Pauline Dowling on 12th February 2012


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