Monday, September 26, 2011

DJ touring gallery comes to Appleton

On the 30th September, in collaboration with the ArtFest 2011 film event, the Appleton  Reading Room will host the DJ touring gallery as seen on Look North last week.

Hope you can come and meet Stef and Ian, follow this link for more information

The DJ Touring Gallery was invented by the Duckett and Jeffries Gallery

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A new home at last

Robin Aconley sent these photographs of his new games room, refurbished to house the Appleton snooker table.

The games room before a lick of paint

Looks like the place for some perfect breaks!

Italian evening a success

Thanks to all the people who supported the I
talian night at the Reading Room. We raised a total of £46 towards the roof and fencing repairs plus we were left with some supplies ready for bonfire night.

The next taste of event is an Indian evening which we plan to hold early spring 2012. We will email details closer to the time.

Several people felt, and we agree, it would be easier if we increased the cost to cover the film, snacks and all refreshments. Therefore the next event will be slightly more expensive.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Artfest film: Waste Land 30 Sept & 8 Oct

This year’s film offering from ArtFest is another international award winner – this time a documentary.  ‘Waste Land’ is a fascinating artistic journey and thought provoking experience. You can see a trailer on ‘You Tube’.

About the film
Artist Vic Muniz brings together the rubbish pickers of Brazil and documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker for a moving and dignified tribute to the transformative power of art and imagination. With a score by Moby this film has won over 30 awards in the last year including ‘Audience’ awards at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals.
 Read reviews: IMDB | Gruaniad | Rotten Tomatoes

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Italian night. 10th September 2011

Saturday 10th September at the Reading Room. From 6.30, film starts around 7.30. £6 includes admission, pre-film antipasti and a glass of vino. Additional refreshments available.

Booking: Please contact Henry (01751 417 631) or Maggy (01751 417 889) to book a place. If possible please buy tickets in advance to help with catering. All Italian outfits appreciated.
Bread and Tulips (Pane e tulipani)
Dir. Silvio Soldini / 2000 / Lang: Italian / 114 mins / PG
A Surreal Italian comedy about a housewife (Licia Maglietta) who forges a new life for herself in Venice, away from her family, watched over by an admiring, suicidal Icelandic waiter.
Film stills from IMDB movie clip