It’s lights, camera, action at hall after funding boost

Roger Styring (right) and other members of the Lesbury film group at the village hall.
Roger Styring (right) and other members of the Lesbury film group at the village hall.

A £10,000 grant is helping to transform the offering at Lesbury Village Hall, with the start of a film club and computer provision.

The Awards for All funding has been hailed as fantastic by the venue’s committee chairman, Roger Styring.

A hearing loop and projection equipment has been installed and the hall held its first film evening – without the help of Arts Council technicians – last month. It is hoped it will be the first of many.

Computer courses and tuition sessions to help people who aren’t familiar with IT and the internet are set to start soon.

Jean Humphrys, village hall committee secretary, said: “This is a big boost for the village and the surrounding areas. We have started a film club and our first film, The Book Thief, proved popular.”

Films start at 7pm and tickets are available from the village post office or from the village hall on the night.

The title of each film will be available to film club members by email and displayed inside and outside the village hall.

Film-goers can take advantage of a 10 per cent food offer which is available at Lesbury’s Coach Inn on the evening of each showing.

To become a film club member for free, email

The film nights take place on Fridays. The next ones are November 14, December 19, January 16, February 20, March 20 and April 17.

Jean added: “Our next venture is to see if there is any interest in having a Junior Film Club. We hope to show films for children of school age. They will need to come with an adult. We hope the children and their parents will help us to select the right films.”

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