Join the Pocket Film Festival this September at Stafford’s libraries

    Join the Pocket Film Festival this September at Stafford’s libraries

    POCKET FILM FESTIVAL: Stafford Library Assistant, Libby Clarke

    Visitors to libraries in Stafford are invited to join a series of events at the Pocket Film Festival launching on Tuesday, September 13.

    The festival offers audiences the chance to engage with film through short films, old classics, events with live musical accompaniment, new releases and archive screenings.

    Among the festival venues are Rising Brook library and library both of which will be hosting events throughout the week-long celebration.


    To celebrate the libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge – Gadgeteers – families are invited to a free creative activity to make their own movie poster with local artist Iain Perry. The event is happening on Saturday, September 10, and people can book a place through the library.
    Rising Brook Library is also hosting a family screening of Wall-E, a heart-warming story of hope which will take people on a fantastic journey across the galaxy. The event will take place on Sunday, September 18.

    To find out more and buy low price tickets visit the festival website.
    Victoria Wilson, Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture at Staffordshire County Council, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting and taking part in this year’s Pocket Film Festival.
    “Our libraries are at the heart of local communities and this festival provides a great opportunity for people to experience new arts and culture experiences on their doorstep.
    “We’re also excited to be showing the winning entries of the 2022 Staffordshire Day Film Competition, based on the theme of the Great Outdoors! During the festival week, the films will be shown from 1-2pm each day on the Stafford Library screen, so pop in on your lunch break for a real treat.”

    Festival highlights include return of Meg Morley, who this year will be performing live accompaniment to the Ernst Lubitsch silent comedy ‘So This is Paris’. The specially curated silent short film night is all about ‘Life and Soul’, with special live verbal accompaniment by poet and MC Rawz, and a special Reggae themed film night followed by a DJ set by Count Skylarkin’.

    There will also be screenings courtesy of Stafford Film Theatre, Staffordshire Film Archive, as well as special screenings of family favorites and classic films at participating venues across Stafford.

    Pocket Film Festival Director, Owen Hurcombe, said: “We are really pleased to be able to bring the Pocket Film Festival back to Stafford for 2022.

    “This year we will be heading to more exciting venues with a superb selection of films in tow. We can’t wait to welcome people back and give our audiences more opportunities to experience film on their doorstep.”

    Full programme details and information on how to book visit.

    Submitted by Staffordshire County Council


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