EVENTS

Free screenings of The Battle of the Somme film

Powys County Council and Wyeside Arts Centre (Builth Wells)

15/03/2017 7:00pm - 15/03/2017 8:30pm

Film

Castle St
Builth Wells LD2 3BN

Website: http://http://www.wyeside.co.uk/events/1626/the-battle-of-the-somme

Wednesday 15th March 2017
2:00pm and 7:00pm screenings

Wyeside Arts Centre
Builth Wells
Powys

Free entry

The Powys War Memorials Project and the Wyeside Arts Centre in Builth Wells are working in collaboration to screen the restored Battle of the Somme film.

This year, Imperial War Museums (IWM) and members of the First World War Centenary Partnership are working together to show The Battle of the Somme to audiences across the world. Shot and screened in 1916, it was the first feature length documentary about war and changed the way both cinema and film was perceived by the public. In the year of its release around 20 million people (almost half the population of Britain at the time) watched it, many hoping to see the image of a loved-one, or friend captured on film.

The film is being screened twice on Wednesday 15th March 2017 at the Wyeside Arts Centre in Builth Wells. The first screening is at 2:00pm, the second screening is at 7:00pm.

Entry is free for everyone.

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