St Albans to host two community film events

PUBLISHED: 18:29 30 May 2013 | UPDATED: 18:29 30 May 2013

Community film events are being held in St Albans

Community film events are being held in St Albans

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TWO community film events are to be hosted in St Albans, starting this weekend.

Sopwell residents have been invited to see Ken Loach’s award-winning film “The Spirit of ‘45” at the old Cottonmill swimming baths on Saturday, June 1, at 7.30pm.

This community film event is being organised by a group of householders taking part in a Transition Streets project in St Albans.

The Riverside Road Streets Group consists of seven households which have been meeting for five months to learn about energy, food, transport and creating sustainable communities.

Spokeswoman for the group Hilary Forbes said: “Over the months we have made new friends and swapped ideas with each other and wanted to celebrate this. The film is about a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK so it fitted the occasion.”

The not-for-profit film event which is organised with the help of “Pop up Cinema” costs £5/£3 concessions.

There are limited seats which need to be booked in advance. Please email riverside.streets@yahoo.com or phone 07984 930 743.

Then on Wednesday, June 5, at 8pm, St Albans residents are invited to attend an award-winning film which looks at how people can reduce the amount of rubbish they create, as part of events to celebrate World Environment Day.

Humorous documentary “The Clean Bin Project” is an account of two people’s attempts to reduce their landfill waste to zero over one year.

St Albans Friends of the Earth and Transition St Albans, an organisation focused on making the city more sustainable, have joined forces to present the special screening in the lounge room at St Paul’s Church on Blandford Road.

Catherine Ross, steering group member of Transition St Albans, said: “The film inspires you to think that you can actually do something about global problems like reducing waste, especially food waste.”

All are welcome to attend the film-screening event. Tickets on the door are £5/£3 concessions.

For more information see www.transitionstalbans.org or www.stalbansfoe.org


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