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Lewes Community Screen funding

On 18 Jul 2016 at 2:27pm Adam Pinkworth wrote:
Thrilled to see progress on The Depot Cinema next to the station, which apparently should be open by this time next year. Absolutely brilliant! But does anyone know where the money's come from (£3 million or more I think)? The charity behind the scenes, Lewes Community Screen, is a registered charity with many millions income in 2014/2015, but who or what is the mystery benefactor? Anyone know?
On 18 Jul 2016 at 3:58pm notforthelikesofus wrote:
Interestingly, the last line of the accounts on the charity commission site say "included in incoming resources is a donation of £2,000,000 (2014 - £2,335,000) received from one of the
charity's trustees" which is incredibly generous. The trustees are named as:
Ms Sarah Frances Hunter also of The Chalk Cliff Trust
Mr Robert Norman Senior also of The Chalk Cliff Trust
Mr Jeremy Neil Page
Mr Martin Charles Kay
Ms Jennifer Margaret Sibree Leeburn
So well done to the trustees! Good work that goes on behind the scenes often goes unrecognised.
On 18 Jul 2016 at 6:03pm Hercule Poirot wrote:
Mais, Mes amis, which one is the donor?
On 18 Jul 2016 at 6:38pm Clifford wrote:
It's interesting that the Chalk Cliff Trust has made such a big donation. On teir website they say: 'A range of grants is available but most are in the region of £3,000 - £5,000. Larger donations will be considered, and modest one-off payments may be appropriate for smaller concerns with low running costs or those requiring funding for a specific event.'

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On 18 Jul 2016 at 8:06pm Adam Pinkworth wrote:
Thanks notforthelikesofus. Looks to me that it was Robert Senior, Chairman of Euromonitor International, personally. Assuming so, what a hero! Sounds like they'll be showing some interesting films too. We're lucky people.
On 18 Jul 2016 at 9:36pm Popcorn wrote:
Do we know what sort of films will be shown? I think that a lot of people were hoping for something along the same lines as the Uckfield Picture House with a mix of big hits and more niche films.
On 19 Jul 2016 at 12:02pm emmjaycee wrote:
This is what they must do:
The objects of the charity are, for the public benefit:
The advancement of education in the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the arts, particularly the art of film and allied visual techniques; and
in particular, for the benefit of the inhabitants of the town of Lewes and the surrounding area, the promotion and the provision of recreational and other leisure time facilities in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving their conditions of life.
So if they want to keep their charitable status they are not going to get away with endless Star Wars, Frozen and Die Hards...and is life in Lewes so hard that conditions need improving??
On 20 Jul 2016 at 1:18pm Vogue Cinema wrote:
That's what Lewes needs. Anyone remember the Vogue, near the Lewes road viaduct? Had a gyratory named after it.

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