Shortlisted for the 2017 Film Society of the Year Awards

We are very excited to announce that Shere Village Cinema has been shortlisted for 3 awards at the Film Society of the Year Awards in November 2017:

Best Marketing and Publicity 
Best Single Event 
Community Award

We are also still in the running for the Filmbankmedia Audience Award and the Engholm Award (Film Society of the Year), both of which are announced on the night. 

We are so proud of the cinema team and our audience and we would love to bring home an award in November for everyone. So fingers crossed!

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Tilly Winford - Embracing Disability

Shere Village Cinema donates £1000 to support Tilly Winford

At the beginning of 2017, local girl Tilly Louise Winford, decided to embark on a world adventure with the aim of changing the world's attitudes towards disability and to encourage others with a disability to get out and live their lives! Tilly has had cerebral palsy since birth and it affects everything she does from her speech, her arms, legs and body tone and she has to use a walker or wheelchair to get around. However, she is determined to lead as normal a life as possible including travelling to and from college independently, going out with friends and doing all the usual things an 18-year-old would do.

"Having a disability doesn't change someone inside; it just means they have their own difficulties! Some people are open-minded enough to see through the disability and to just see the person behind it but most people aren't. Most people just see the disability and they assume the worst, they assume that a person with a disability doesn’t have a mind, that they are not capable of doing normal things or even having normal feelings! So, let’s prove these people wrong, let’s show them that inside we are all equal and that we are all just human beings!" Tilly Winford

Her planned trip in 2018 is testimony to Tilly's determination to help the world embrace disability. So on January 18th 2018, Tilly will be setting off on her travels to Africa where she will be volunteering in an orphanage for 3 months. On this project, Tilly will mainly be working in schools helping teach Maths, English and ICT as well as other subjects. She will also be running her own sessions which will include the following:

- Drama – focusing on script work, teamwork and social skills

- Dance – teaching set routines around contemporary and theatrical dance

- Vocal – teaching how to control the voice whilst singing as well as how to warm up the vocal cords properly to avoid damaging them.

During her trip, Till will also be visiting San Francisco, Los Angeles and Brazil. She has several personal aims for the trip: 

- to help improve the attitudes of other countries towards disabilities

- to encourage the orphans that everything is possible no matter what you face in life

- to encourage other people with disabilities to get out and live their lives

- to prove to the world that just because someone has a disability, doesn't mean that they are not capable of doing things, having normal experiences and living their lives fully!

The overall cost of the trip is in the region of £12,000 which includes the cost of a helper to support Tilly throughout the trip. Shere Village Cinema is delighted to donate £1,000 to Tilly to help fund her adventure:

"As many of you know, the cinema donates all its surplus funds to local charities and good causes. We are all impressed with Tilly’s determination to lead as normal a life as possible and not to be confined by her disability (cerebral palsy). Some of us have watched her grow up in the village, attending village events, and more recently using her walker to get to Gomshall to catch the train to attend college in Reading. Her enthusiasm over her planned trip to South Africa is infectious, and we think that she deserves all the support we can give and hence the donation. We wish her well with her work with young people, and hopefully, she will help to change others’ attitudes to disability while she is there."
Caroline Evans, SVC Committee Member

(Caroline Evans and David Roe of Shere Village Cinema present a cheque for £1,000 to Tilly Winford)

We all send Tilly the best of luck and wish her safe travels and lots of fun on her adventure of a lifetime. 

 

Shere Hill Climb 2017

sherehillclimblogoShere Village Cinema is once again proud to support the Shere Hill Climb on Sunday September 3rd, 2017. Shere Hill Climb has become one of the most successful Hill Climb events in the UK. In only 4 years it has become a great, eclectic event with 175 vehicles running the hill, an autotest, motoring stands and stalls, family entertainment and an affordable social day of fun in beautiful countryside.

More details about the event can be found at http://www.sherehillclimb.co.uk/

After enjoying a fun day out at the event, come along to the Shere Village Cinema to watch the new film McLaren. 

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McLaren follows the story of Bruce McLaren, the New Zealander who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team. A man who showed the world that a man of humble beginnings could take on the elite of motor racing and win. This biographical drama is about his career in the fast lane before he was tragically killed at the age of just 32 years, just as he was really becoming a household name. 

This fascinating film consists of original black and white film, still photos, interviews and race re-enactments. 

And, we've uncovered a very local connection with McLaren: the motor racing photographer Mike Cooper from Farley Green knew McLaren well and you will notice several of Mike's black and white stills featured in the film as the story unfolds. Before the film begins, we will be told more about Mike's photographic career in the 1960s, in the days before health and safety, when unrestricted access to the trackside was the norm! It will be a fascinating night so please make sure you come along and support this special event. All profits will be donated to the Shere Hill Climb charities. 

Finally, if you are visiting the Hill Climb on Sunday, please come to see us in our Shere Village Cinema gazebo in the showground for a chat and to find out more about the cinema and our film programme. We will also be selling tickets for McLaren or you can book online by clicking here.

See you all on Sunday.

McLaren film

 

Shere Street Party 2017

Thanks to everyone who came along to see us on Saturday at the Shere Street Party 2017 #greatgettogether. The village looked stunning set against a backdrop of the most perfect weather and the summery sound of the kiddies enjoying the duck race on the Tillingbourne. Gin was flowing courtesy of the Silent Pool Distillers, delicious cream teas from EnjoyEnjoy were devoured and Gomshall fire station displayed their gleaming fire engine for people to admire.

Shere Village Cinema was proud to be involved in the event which aimed at bringing everyone together in honour of the MP Jo Cox and in support of local community projects and charities. Throughout the day, we had many people visit us in our Hollywood themed gazebo where they participated in fun competitions and chatted to us about our biggest passion...films! It was wonderful to hear how the cinema is a genuine focal point for the village - a place where all generations can come together to be entertained not only by the films but by the community spirit it creates. So many people told us about how they love coming the our film nights to catch up with friends and meet new people. Not to mention their love of our half-time ice cream intervals! 

It was a fabulous day and a massive thank you to the organisers and everyone who visited. 

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