Burnham-On-Sea community film on its opening night
than 140 people crowded into Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre
on Thursday night for the first screening of a unique film about
community life in Burnham.
Theatre Mélange production company's film, "Echo Burnham,
Portrait of a Coastal Town", was accompanied by a theatrical
performance on the stage by Imogen Smith, pictured.
group has spent the summer filming different aspects of Burnham's
community life for the film and the groups featured included Burnham
Town Band, the Friends of Marine Cove, Sailing Club, Burnham BMX
Club plus BARB and the RNLI. There were also memories of Burnham's
Portishead Radio Station, which shut thirteen years ago and was
in 2007 as featured here.
Director Sandy Maberley told Burnham-On-Sea.com after Thursday's
first show: "We had positive feedback and while some of those
in audience say they would have liked a few more interviews and
stories, others told us that they liked the range and mix of groups
is the third seaside town for the team, who have previously produced
films on Minehead and Watchet.
film is being screened at The Princess Theatre for three nights
only from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th September at 7.45pm each
"There are a few tickets left but they are selling fast
with just a few remaining," added Sandy.
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.
added: "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
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 two Adults + two Under-16s. Details from The Princess
Box Office on 01278 784464.
ECHO Burnham is supported with financial investment from Arts
Council England, the National Lottery and Somerset County Council.