Through vital partnerships, Brewery Arts continues to support local charities and organisations, promoting diversity, inclusivity and creativity
As a registered charity, we rely on the support of our wonderful community to thrive. We also partner with a wide range of charities and local organisations to help create opportunities, awareness and cultural engagement in the South Lakes and beyond. Our programme is full of special highlights throughout the year that champion other organisations and all that they stand for.
We have a variety of partnership screenings taking place in the coming months! Keep reading to find out more, we hope to welcome you to these fantastic events soon…
Kendal Unity Festival 2022
Kendal Unity Festival takes place on 18 June! This is part of Cumbria Unity Festival, a celebration of strengths and diversity which aims to build cohesion and advance equality. We are delighted to be partnering with the festival to present three film screenings, including the award-winning feature Summer of Soul, the French animation Kirikou and the Men and Women, and a Relaxed Screening of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic teams up with his sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a journey to find a powerful emerald before it falls into the wrong hands. In our Relaxed Screenings, the lights are left on slightly and the sound is played at a reduced level.
18 June | 12.45pm | (PG) | Relaxed Screening
Kirikou and the Men and Women
The third film by celebrated French animator Michel Ocelot about the exploits of the irrepressible young Kirikou, a feisty infant with a big heart, follows his adventures as he uses his wits to save his fellow villagers from a host of problems – including the threats of an evil sorceress. Told through the eyes of Kirikou’s grandfather, the Wise Man who lives in the Forbidden Mountain, the stories mix mythology, fable, and humor to teach important lessons about courage, self-belief, and tolerance.
‘a delightfully old fashioned collection of short-form fables filled with plenty of song, dance and feel-good vibes.’ The Hollywood Reporter
18 June | 5pm | (U) | French Language with subtitles
Summer of Soul
In his incredible debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary – part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over six weeks in the summer of 1969, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten, until now…
‘one of the best concert movies of all time.’ ★★★★★ The Guardian
18 June | 8.30pm | (12A)
11 Days in May | Presented in partnership with Amnesty Group Kendal
Over the course of 11 days in May 2021, more than 60 children were killed in Gaza. They should never be forgotten. Narrated by Kate Winslet and with music by Max Richter, this film is a diary of those days. Through archive and personal testimony, the film tells the story of each child as an individual boy or girl, with much the same hopes and dreams and ambitions of children everywhere.
23 June | 8.30pm
Faya Dayi | Presented in partnership with Anti Racist Cumbria
From Mexican-Ethiopian director and cinematographer Jessica Beshir, Faya Dayi is a lyrical spiritual journey into the rituals and trade practices of Khat, a stimulant green leaf that – according to Ethiopian legend – was founded by Sufi Imams in search of eternity.
Coming soon, find out more here.
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