Helmsley Arts Centre bids to raise £50,000 in three months. Plus films screening from now

Helmsley Arts Centre has launched an appeal to raise £50,000 in 90 days

By Sue Wilkinson
Thursday, 20th August 2020, 11:00 am
Updated Thursday, 20th August 2020, 12:11 pm
Helmsley Arts Centre
Helmsley Arts Centre

Light Up HAC hopes to compensate for the losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Like all theatres across the country, Helmsley Arts Centre’s stage lights were turned off, the doors were closed and the stage stood still from March 23.

"Overnight we lost our income, which not only supports us to survive, but also the artists and practitioners we work with. As an independent charity it costs £400 per day to maintain our building and core staff and another £400 to provide a full programme of arts activities.," said a spokesman.

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"Your donations can make a huge difference. By giving £20 you can help to maintain the varied programme of events for all ages; £50 pays for a bursary place for a term in the 1812 Youth Theatre and £100 would contribute greatly towards the costs for theatre and music projects with local schools.

"You can help to #LightUpHAC by donating today and taking your place in the spotlight with your name on the Light Up HAC Landscape in Helmsley Arts Centre." she said.

The arts centre has reopened with a film programme starting with Emma on Friday August 21 at 2.30pm.

Other events include:

1917 (15): Wednesday August 26 to- Friday August 28, daily at 7.30pm

April 6, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a trap.

The Personal History Of David Copperfield (PG): Wednesday September 2 to Friday September 4, daily at 2.30pm

A modern take on Charles Dickens' classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over many obstacles.

Knives Out (12A): Wednesday September 9 to Friday September 11, daily at 2.30pm

Murder Mystery drama in which a private investigator suspects foul play when a rich author is found dead from what is first believed to be suicide.

Military Wives (12A): Wednesday September 16 to Friday September 18, daily at 2.30pm

With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women form a choir and quickly find themselves at the centre of a media sensation and global movement.

Proxima (12A): Wednesday September 23 to - Friday September 25, daily at 7.30pm

An astronaut prepares for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station.

Dark Waters (12A): Wednesday September 30 to Friday October 2, daily at 7.30pm

A corporate defence attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.

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