On Thursday 11th April the Curzon launched a campaign to raise £100,000 over the summer, to rebuild their roof. Under the title of the ‘Curzon Roof Festival’ a series of fundraising events will take place, to include a sponsored abseil among others.
On Thursday, the final screening of Fishermen’s Friends, which has been a great success for the Curzon, was graced with an appearance by star of the film, Tuppence Middleton, and Clevedon’s own Barnacle Buoys.
A full house was entertained by a glorious set of shanties followed by the screening. After the film Tuppence Middleton took the stage to be interviewed by professional film director and Curzon trustee, Niall Johnson. Tuppence, who has recently agreed to become a Patron of the Curzon, described her acting career and fond memories of growing up in Clevedon, specifically chewing Mint Poppets at the cinema. At which point one of the Curzon Volunteers was able to present her with a box of Mint Poppets, still sold here!
In total the evening raised over £1,000, with the largest single donation being a whopping £300.00.
Curzon CEO, Susannah Shaw said, ‘we know we have a loyal audience out there, but with very little notice we were amazed at the generosity and good feeling that was generated by the event and want to extend a huge Thank You to the community for showing their support for the Curzon – and we also would like to thank local girl, Tuppence for such a terrific launch to what we hope will be an action-packed summer!’
If you would like to donate to the Curzon Roof Appeal, you can do do here:
About Curzon Cinema & Arts
Curzon Cinema & Arts has been at the centre of life in Clevedon, North Somerset, since 1912. A charity, run with support from volunteers, it is one of the UK’s few traditional, independent cinemas showing mainstream and art house films. The Grade 2 listed cinema has tremendous heritage value, locally, nationally and internationally.