A new online talk in the Hall!
On June 10th at 7.30 pm in the Commemoration Hall there will be a talk by Dan Jackson on his recent book “The Northumbrians: North-East England and Its People - A New History“. Published in 2019 to critical acclaim, it was named among the best books of the year by the Sunday Times.
This talk was to be part of last year’s Hexham Book Festival, but will now be streamed online to our wide screen in the Commemoration Hall, with an opportunity to ask Dan questions after the talk. Doors open at 7 pm.
As we will still be under current COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be offering refreshments but you are welcome to bring your own; and as audience numbers are limited to a total of 26, you will need to book soon!
Tickets will cost £5 (which will go to the Book Festival) and we hope that you will be able to add a donation to cover the Hall costs.
Slaley Film Club
Slaley Film Club shows one film each month, usually on the third Friday, but we have a summer break with no films from May to August. We also provide a supper, but not drinks, during the interval for an inclusive charge of £6 (£3 for under-16s). We feel that this makes the evening more attractive and more of a social event. If you would like to receive our emails about forthcoming films, please send a request to Michael Elphick.
For future programmes, if you have an idea for a film or films that you would like to see, just let us know by email to: Michael Elphick. As we have to have a licence to show each film, which we get through the Queen's Hall in Hexham via FilmBank, you need to check that one is available on the FilmBank website: FilmBank catalogue.
Organised by: Jean & Michael Elphick, Jeannie & Jason Abdelnoor, Jane & Jim Bailey.
The club started out in 2004, inspired by the Queen's Hall "Screen 1" initiative led by Christo Wallers. Since then we have had fourteen successful seasons, thanks to the continued support of the Queen's Hall Arts programme, and our loyal audience. In October 2008 the Hall had its own equipment (projector, amplifier, DVD player and screen) installed by the Queen's Hall staff; we provided some £350 of this cost from our accumulated profits, and now handle all the projection ourselves.
In June 2018 we had a new integrated audiovisual system installed, funded in part by our own savings over the years, with £5200 from the Big Lottery Awards for All, and £700 from the Joicey Trust. We look forward to using this in the coming year, and hope that other groups will be able to make good use of this new equipment, for both displays and performances.
Audience numbers have increased from around 20-25 initially to an average of 28 last season, and a maximum of 63.
The choice of films is basically made by the organisers, with some input from others. Our aim has always been to include a fairly wide variety of films, and to introduce people to some that they might not otherwise think of seeing.
Our previous season's programme is still available as a PDF here: