Burnham theatre to be turned into 'cinema screen' for unique arts
exterior wall of Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre is to be transformed
into a giant 'cinema screen' for a unique outdoor film showing
on Easter Day (April 5th).
arts group Ignite Somerset has been working with artists, children
and young people to create digital art designed for large-scale
The screening will take place from 8pm until 10.30pm on Easter
Sunday and, as pictured here, it was successfully trialled over
theatre was chosen as it is an iconic building within Burnham
and it's also a lovely canvas for us to project onto," organiser
Natalie Collings told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
will be some specifically made projections for the Burnham area
and also a collection of images and different work created over
the project from other parts of the county. It will be a celebration
of local and county-wide creativity."
projections themselves will be looped so there will be more than
one viewing. We will project from around 8pm, as it gets darker,
will be projecting from The Skills and Learning Centre, who have
been very helpful in letting us use the space in front of their
will also have a road closure on the street so there is more space
for people to congregate."
Centre Manager Bev Milner Simonds added: "It's very exciting
to welcome Somerset Film to Burnham to project onto The Princess
Theatre. This is something that is really different for the town."
facade of the theatre is very large and to see it brought to life
with moving images created by local artists is brilliant."
event will run alongside the FolkFest Fundraiser taking place
at The Princess Theatre on the same day. Natalie added: "Our
projections will hopefully draw in people for the Folkfest fundraiser
as we hope their event will draw a new audience to ours. All together,
it should be a mutually beneficial event for all involved."
Somerset is a project managed by Somerset Film and funded by Arts
Council England. The project aims to provide opportunities for
artists to explore the creative potential of digital technology.