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Loughborough and Leicester showings of “The Great White Silence”

WEA film show

Don’t miss one of the showings of this wonderfully restored film. It comes to Quest House, in Loughborough  (70 Woodgate Chambers, Loughborough LE11 2TZ)  on Monday 10th September at 6.30 p.m. and to the Phoenix  in Leicester (Phoenix Square, Midland St, Leicester LE1 1TG)  on 4th October, again at 6.30. Tickets cost £4 and you can pay on the door, but at Loughborough  in particular, it’s advisable to reserve your ticket, as space is limited.

As a member of Scott’s doomed expedition to the South Pole, pioneer explorer-cinematographer Herbert Ponting captured images  never before seen of the wild and beautiful land of the Antarctic. Ponting filmed from the departure of the ship Terra Nova from the home shores right up until Scott’s little band split off from the larger support team on their final push to the South pole. The film was originally released in 1924, but in 2011 the film, beautifully restored by the British Film Institute, and with a score by Simon Fisher Turner, was re-released to great acclaim. At Loughborough, Tutor Mike Wilson, who has composed film music himself, will give a brief 15 minute introduction to the film, concentrating on the restoration and the score.

Fore more details of the Loughborough showing, or to book a place, contact the Loughborough office on 01509 268636 or email centre organiser Shirley Rogers at srogers@wea,org.uk.

The Leicester showing is organised by the Derby Office, so contact 01332 291 805 or send an email to derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

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