Giving people the opportunity to imagine, fund & create projects that bring their local area to life
Liverpool Lighthouse is a hub for North Liverpool, a place where families, younger & older generations get together to take part in events & activities to help reduce isolation and engage them within the arts. Liverpool Lighthouse is home to a 430 seated auditorium where shows take place. However, North Liverpool is lacking a community cinema, at present people have to travel into the centre of the city along with paying a high price for film & this simply isn't possible for everyone. We want to purchase & install a 10 metre Cine Pro electrical screen & are asking the community to help with this. Once we are raising funds for this, we’ll also be looking for support through other means to raise funds to install the projector, ceiling mount and truss. Once we have raised funds for all areas of this project & installed everything, we will be a hub for everyone to come together and enjoy films on a regular basis from much loved classics to independent screenings, at an affordable price.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Our area of Anfield & Everton within North Liverpool are not just economically but culturally classified deprived. Since 2004, we have developed several projects that engage with thousands of people every year. Over the years we have been visited by hundreds of people in their older years who talked fondly about watching movies in our venue when they were children where it used to be home to the Gaumont cinema. The current trend among young people is towards staying indoors and socialising online, there is a great opportunity to rekindle community film and bringing the younger and older generation together. Film unites people, helps develop social skills, relieves stress and anxiety and encourages family and friends to come together along with encouraging new kinships too. Consultations among families we work with have confirmed a real appetite for our proposal, there are no cinemas locally and therefore many are excluded from reaping the benefits of film and we want to change this.
Steps to get it done:
In an area that is both economically and culturally classified deprived, supporting such a project will result in creation of jobs and volunteering opportunities for community. Self-assurance will be booted through these, encouraging our volunteers and staff to venture outside our community to seek similar employment roles in the city centre venues, bringing confidence, wealth and further engagement into our community.
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