Staff at the Memo Art Centre in Barry have been working hard to prepare the venue for hirers to restart events in September and to get everything in place to launch its autumn cinema season.
In a message sent to residents on its mailing list the Memo said "We send a big thank you to all of you who responded to our on-line audience survey, we've took on board your feedback and comments, and working with the Welsh Government guidance your input has helped us shape our new diverse programming direction, and how the venue will protect and support our audiences, users and staff."
The re-opening of the venue has been made possible with support from funders and grant providers, including Barry Town Council, the Arts Council of Wales, Vale of Glamorgan Council, Film Hub Wales and donations from members of the local community.
A new grant from Film Hub Wales has allowed the venue to launch its new 'Big Screen Bub-L' cinema programme which will include activities designed to welcome, support and entertain our audiences to re-explore the world of large screen cinema.
The Bub-L programme will include new events for Parents and Baby screenings, relaxed screenings, family and special take away activities to enjoy and experience the big screen in safe socially distanced bubbles, with accessibility, affordability and creative excellence as the priority for all.
To celebrate its Bub-L cinema launch, the Memo Arts Centre is hosting a sold out special screening of the fabulous Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) on Wednesday 25th November - with the final four tickets available to win on Bro Radio's Vale Breakfast next Friday.
Lucky ticket holders will enjoy a goody bag, take part in a short fun survey, and then settle down to watch this amazingly uplifting film that won four Oscar’s, two Golden Globes and two BAFTAs.
For more information about the Memo Arts Centre visit www.memoartscentre.co.uk