Our Park Presents: Hounslow welcomes free family screening thanks to Film Hub London
Date posted: 30.07.2014
Hounslow’s local community is being brought together through the power of cinema, thanks to support from Film Hub London. On Saturday they’ll head to Inwood Park for a free screening of Disney Pixar’s Up, a family favourite voted for by residents.
The project is being delivered by a consortium of local organisations including Friends of Inwood Park, Polish language school Pro Polinia and Together We Create, who have been commissioned byCarillion Integrated Services and Hounslow Council to celebrate and unite the local cultures and communities through film. The project is being supported by the Hub’s Community Screen Scheme, an initiative which encourages film activity with a focus on underserved areas of London.
When: Saturday 2 August, activities from 6pm, film from 9pm
Where: Inwood Park, Inwood Road, Hounslow, TW3 1XW (nearest tube Hounslow central, nearest train Hounslow)
This is an un-ticketed, free event, so audiences are advised to turn up early to grab a good spot
Bittersweet comedy adventure Up not only received two Academy Awards, but since its release in 2009 has become a firm family favourite and influenced countless animated and live-action productions.
The screening will be preceded by fun activities including a giant edible mythical maze and storytelling in both Polish and English.
The event coincides with Love Parks Week, a national campaign which supports the need for quality green spaces and healthy, happy communities. Dr Ellie Francis-Brophy, London Borough of Hounslow, Community Partnerships Unit says:
“Our Park Presents’ aims to provide a new platform for a flagship project, to open up new spaces for engagement, creativity and contribute to supporting a sustainable, independent voluntary and community sector. It is about attracting residents to a film event outdoors and increasing a sense of belonging and interest in community participation.”
About Community Screen Scheme
Through this Scheme, the Hub supports community programming initiatives which aim to reach new or underserved audiences in their local area.
Film London has partnered with Vue Cinemas to give locally organised community groups the opportunity to work with a larger commercial operator.
The next round of the Community Screen Scheme opens on 15 September, with the deadline of 31 October.
Read more about the Community Screen Scheme