film screening raises over £600 for Highbridge Arts Festival
of pounds was raised for Highbridge Festival Of The Arts when
a fundraising matinee screening of a popular film was held at
Burnham's Ritz Cinema on Monday (January 26th).
near-capacity audience flocked to see Philomena, raising
over £600 for the long-running festival.
Golding, one of the organisers, said: "The film was shown
at the Ritz by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Scott to a near capacity
you to the Festival helpers and all those who attended. The total
raised towards the next Highbridge Festival of the Arts is £621.10"
is a 2013 drama film directed by Stephen Frears, based on the
book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by journalist Martin Sixsmith.
Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, it tells the true story
of Philomena Lee's 50-year-long search for her forcibly adopted
Festival Chairman Trudi Thatcher with Beryl Scott, and committee
and audience members