Film buffs set for silent treatment

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SILENCE will be golden at a silent film evening which is being held in Scarborough Library’s Concert Hall next week.

Organised by the Peasholm Park Friends group, the event will take place at 7pm on Monday.

The main feature of the evening will be the showing of the Harold Lloyd production ‘For Heaven’s Sake’ accompanied by live musical accompaniment.

There will also be several other films being shown throughout the night including an early film of Scarborough, old newsreels, a coloured stencil travelogue of Yorkshire including Scarborough Castle, a 1911 comic film entitled ‘Diddums and the Bathing Machine’ and 1932 film footage of events in Peasholm Park.

Linda Harper, chairman of the Peasholm Park Friends, said: “The silent picture has seen a huge revival this year thanks to the huge hit ‘The Artist’ and when Peasholm Park Friends were approached with the offer of a silent film event to raise funds for the park we jumped at the chance, seeing it as an amazing opportunity.

“On behalf of the Friends group I would like to thank George Hetherington and David Williams for their help in putting on this event and also Giulian Alonzi of the Harbour Bar who has kindly donated ice cream for the event.”

Tickets are priced at £5 each and can be purchased on the door. The ticket price includes refreshments and a free raffle ticket.

Traditional ice cream supplied from the Harbour Bar will also be on sale during the event to add to the cinematic experience, with all proceeds going towards activities and events in Peasholm Park, organised and co-ordinated by the Peasholm Park Friends.

Linda, a retired teacher who taught at Overdale School for 36 years, took over as Friends group chairman following last month’s departure of Christine Mark, who had been in the role for seven years and stepped down on health grounds.

The Peasholm Park Friends have organised a number of events throughout 2012 to celebrate the park’s centenary, which include a special Jubilee lunch at noon on Sunday June 3.

On Saturday June 23, from 7.30pm, there will be a concert by Shadows Music, a local Shadows tribute band, with a special Centenary party on Sunday June 24.

The park officially opened on June 19 1912 and immediately became one of Scarborough’s top attractions.

For further information about the Friends group and events taking place visit www.peasholmpark.com or contact Linda on (01723) 366811.