The film was shown for the first time at a special event at The Divine Mercy RC Primary School on 16th of June. Local people played a key role in creating a special ‘Film Premiere’ event and over 250 local people attended the first public screening of Art at the Heart of Maine Road, making the night one to remember. Prior to the event parents, staff and children designed and made limited edition golden tickets, hundreds of handmade, cinema themed programmes, popcorn cups and decorations. On the night there was a ‘Hollywood Dress Code’ and most people dressed to impress! A red carpet led up to the front door of the school, Pearl and Dean (from SWANK Theatre Company), greeted the guests on arrival, Len Grant documented the event with stunning photographs. A beautiful 1950’s ice cream van gave out free ice cream and inside piles of pop corn was supplied.
As a special thank you to our supporters and partners a number of awards were given out. Local organisations, schools and residents received handmade gold art awards. The film, all about the Maine Road Art Programme, is now on general release and can be viewed at the main film page.