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.

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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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Mobile Physio Fundraising Film Night

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On April 29th 2017, Shere Village Cinema proudly supported the South-West Surrey Mobile Physiotherapy Service (Mobile Physio) at their Fundraising Film Evening held in the Shere Village Hall. On arrival, guests were seated at beautifully decorated tables where they tucked into a delicious supper prepared by the catering company EnjoyEnjoy of Gomshall. Afterwards, they settled into their seats to watch the film Sully, starring Tom Hanks as the pilot who safely landed Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in New York in 2009. As is tradition at our cinema events, we left the audience in suspense midway through the film to let them indulge in ice cream from Shere Delights, chocolate brownies and coffee. During the interval, the raffle was also drawn with prizes generously donated by local businesses and individuals. We then showed the second half of the film to an enthralled audience. 

One of the organisers of the event and a Trustee of Mobile Physio, Lynne Curnow, expressed her delight at the success of the evening and the wonderful sense of community that the event created. The evening raised an incredible £1,300, including £600 from the raffle.

Angus and Jayne from the Shere Village Cinema were thrilled to be a part of the evening and would like to thank Lynne, Debbie and the Mobile Physio team for their kindness and generosity on the night.  

For more information about Mobile Physio and the amazing work they do in the community, visit their website at http://www.mobile-physio-surrey.co.uk/ 

Note: If you would like to host a fundraising film event in the Shere Village Hall for your charity, Shere Village Cinema can provide the cinema equipment, technical expertise and help with choosing a film and purchasing the film license. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. 

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An Appeal for Food Bank Donations

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After watching the award-winning film I, Daniel Blake on Sunday evening, I felt compelled to write an article about the plight of hungry people living in the UK and how our local community is striving to help. 

The film is about a 59-year-old widowed carpenter who had to rely on welfare after a heart attack left him unable to work. Despite being declared unfit to work, the authorities deny him benefits and tell him to get back to work. As he navigates through the bureaucracy of the appeal process, Daniel meets Katie, a single mother who is struggling to raise her two children on her own. 

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I am not going to give any plot spoilers for those who haven't yet seen the film, but there is one scene in a food bank which was heartbreaking to watch. It was shot in a real food bank with real food bank volunteers, and the people who use the food bank were cast as extras. Shockingly, this powerful and dramatic scene is the daily reality for around 4 million people in the UK who are living in food poverty (source: Food Ethics Council).

The use of food banks continues to rise with the UK's largest food bank network, the Trussell Trust, providing 1,182,954 three-day emergency food parcels to people in crisis in 2016-17 - an increase of 6.4% year on year. 

However, less than 5% of food bank clients are homeless, with the majority being working families who are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, the three primary reasons why people are referred to food banks are low income, benefit delays and benefit changes. 

What can we as a community do to help?

In the interval on Sunday, one of our committee members, Caroline Evans, spoke to us about the amazing work being done in our community to collect donations, which are then distributed to several food banks in the area. The details of how you can donate, where the food is distributed to and what you can and can't donate are as follows:

Where are the collection points?

Please drop off your donations at any of the collection points listed below:

Shere and Peaslake - the main contact for collections is Jude Pitcher (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

St James Church, Shere - the collection box is in the South Porch.

Co-op, Shere - there is a collection box behind the counter in the Co-op but this is only for food bought in the Co-op and not for other donated goods. So next time you shop in the Co-op, buy an extra tin and ask the staff to pop it into the box for collection. 

St Marks Church, Peaslake - the collection box is at the back of the church.

Albury - the main contact for collections is Diann Arnfield (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pratts Stores, Albury

St Peter and St Paul Church, Albury

Where do the donations go?

The donations are distributed to several food banks in the area including the North Guildford Food Bank (Park Barn), Bellfields Food Bank (Bushy Hill Community Centre), Merrow Food Bank and the Salvation Army.

What can I donate? 

The following is a list of suggested food etc. to donate. All items must be within date. 

• Tinned vegetables and baked beans
• Tinned fish and meat
• Rice, instant mash potato, pasta
• Pasta sauces (jar or packet)
• Tinned or dried fruit
• Rice pudding and custard
• Long life milk and fruit juice
• Coffee and Hot Chocolate
• Tea
• Sugar
• Biscuits and snack bars
• Jam
• Cereal
• Tinned or packet puddings and jelly
• Baby milk, nappies – size 6, baby wipes
• Toiletries and toilet rolls
• Female hygiene products (pads and tampons)
 
Please DO NOT include home-made preserves, cakes or fresh fruit and vegetables. 

Every donation is appreciated and a huge thank you to all the volunteers who help with collecting and distributing food to help people in our communities and beyond.  

Thank you :)