Burnham-On-Sea community movie set to be screened this month
has been completed for a unique new film about community life
in Burnham-On-Sea, which is set to get its first screening this
Theatre Mélange production company has spent the summer
recording different aspects of the town's community life for its
film, "Echo Burnham, Portrait of a Coastal Town".
is the third seaside town for the team, who have previously produced
films on Minehead and Watchet.
team, led by Artistic Director Sandy Maberley, have interviewed
local people about their memories, experiences and opinions of
"amusing, affectionate and sometimes off-beat portrait"
of Burnham will be screened at The Princess Theatre for three
nights only from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th September 2013
at 7.45pm each night.
"Drawing on filmed interviews with Burnham residents collected
over the past six months, the team have created a colourful, voyage
through Burnhams past, present and future!" said Sandy.
"It features a rich mix of real-life stories interwoven
with stunning landscapes, live performance, a compelling sound
track and words from Burnham's own 'poet laureate' Lewis Charles
"From lifeboats to swing boats, needle craft to hovercraft,
sailing to sunsets, donkeys, dunes and dredgers, bikers, birds
and Burnham brass, this is a portrait of Burnham as seen through
the eyes of the people who live and work here."
Tickets for the screenings are priced at £10.00 for adults,
£8.50 for concessions, £5.00 for Under 16s and £25.00
for families of 2 Adults + 2 Under 16s. Details from The Princess
Box Office on 01278 784464.
The film 'ECHO Burnham' is an original production and a sequel
to the companys highly acclaimed 'Minehead Portrait
of a Seaside Town 2010' and 'Watchet Portrait of a Harbour
Town' in 2012.
ECHO Burnham is supported with financial investment from Arts
Council England, the National Lottery and Somerset County Council.
Pictured: Top, the team filming local artists painting the
mural outside Burnham Sailing Club and, above, with rescue crews
on the beach