The Fishwick & St Matthews community film project has begun.Advertisement
For five days across the area all sorts of film showings will take place at the St Matthew’s Mission.
It’s not just film showings, but community events run alongside it.
It started tonight with BMX club the Preston Pirates pulling tricks through the streets of Fishwick and the Preston Roller Girls whizzed along the roads.
European biking champion Dylan Clayton joined the fun too.
The Avengers Assemble was the film shown.
Events continue on Thursday 5 December with adults invited to join the Late Night Lounge as it explores alternative subcultures.
It’s Bollywood night on Friday with comedy English Vinglish, co-programmed by Fishwick charity Sahara.
Saturday starts at 1pm with family workshops, and retro video gaming, plus dance workshops.
It also includes a showing of a short film by local Brownies groups, to get a culture badge.
The final day on Sunday 8 December is called On Our Streets and includes eco-themed films.
The events are put on by Preston-based cultural producers They Eat Culture and the project is funded by the British Film Institute. The Friends of Fishwick and St Matthews have also helped organise the events.
Thursday 5th December: LATE NIGHT LOUNGE
Delve into a happening night of alternative subcultures, with the cult classic feature film New Jack City (Cert 18), 9.40pm, £2.
Friday 6th December: GIRLS’ NIGHT IN – BOLLYWOOD
Screening of English Vinglish (2012, PG), programmed by women’s support group Sahara, plus dancing, Indian snacks and more.
Film screening 7.15pm, Free (Women & children only)
Saturday 7th December: WE ARE FAMILY!
A day of retro video games, Korova Kids dance workshop 4pm, and more, with a lunchtime feature, Pay it Forward (2000, Cert 12) 1.30pm, co-programmed with Emmaus, a teatime animation from Callon Kids’ Club, Fishwick Rangers and the Brownies, and an after dark screening of Studio Ghibli classic Howl’s Moving Castle (2004, U) at 6pm. St Matthew’s Mission, Acregate Lane, 1pm – 8pm, Free.
Sunday 8th December: ON OUR STREETS
Find out about how you can get involved in your environment with activities for green fingers, food lovers, getting on your bike, face painting, seed picture making workshop – 1pm, and a frackometer from Greenpeace. Fishwick Nature Reserve, Community Food Growing Group & RAFF talks 3pm till 5pm, and Preston on Wheels fix it class.
1pm – 7pm, Free, Blackfish (2013, exempt from cert), 7pm, £2
You can find out more about the events on Facebook