General Meeting Tuesday 10th December 7pm-8pm Parkstone Hotel

Friends of the Broadway Prestwick give notice of a general meeting of members.

We will update all members on the achievements of the group since incorporation and provide an overview of plans going forward into the New Year.

This is our first General Meeting since incorporation and our current Interim Board of Directors will step down. With the exception of our Chairperson, Leica Malkin, and Director Claire Kimmett – all will seek re-election.  

Following the resignation of Vice-Chairperson Colin Malkin the interim board currently comprises:

Leica Malkin – chairperson
Julie Twaddell – secretary
Elissa Wilson – treasurer
Hazel Cuthbert – director
Claire Kimmett – director
Kyle MacFarlane – director
Kirsty Thomson – director
 
We welcome applications from members residing in the KA9 area wishing to join the board. 

Directors must be nominated by two members and such nominations, including confirmation that the nominee is willing to act as an Elected Director,  must be received at the company’s registered address:  2 Craigie St, Prestwick, KA9 1RF  no later than 3rd December 2019.

If you are interested in joining us at this exciting time please do get in touch for more information on 
hello@broadwayprestwick.org.uk

Queen of Katwe

This is a rare opportunity to see Queen of Katwe – the critically acclaimed 2016 biopic of Phiona Mutesi. This true story of a young Ugandan girl who learns to play chess under the guidance of a former soccer player defies preconceptions of a Disney movie.

Supported by the Weir Charitable Trust, Friends of the Broadway Prestwick present this screening in conjunction with Pass it On Trust Uganda.

The event is free to attend and all are welcome.

Pass It On Trust will have African crafts for sale on the night so a good chance for a little Christmas shopping too!

Halloween Night at the RAFA

A horror double bill of classic films this Halloween….Remember to beware the full moon, stick to the path, and don’t play with ouija boards…

Doors/bar open 7pm, the event is free, donations accepted, membership opportunities on the night.

American Werewolf in London starts 7:30pm
The Exorcist starts 9:30pm.

Both films will be screened with subtitles.

The Cabin in the Woods

Supported by the Weir Charitable Trust, Friends of the Broadway Prestwick, in conjunction with River Garden Auchincruive present a special Halloween screening of:
The Cabin in the Woods

Entry is free to this event and tickets can be reserved on the Eventbrite link below.

Please note the Auchincruive screenings will be held in an unheated metal shed (very atmospheric but not very warm!) so we suggest that you dress as if for an outdoor event.

Doors will open 30 minutes before screening and refreshments will be available to purchase.

There will be no alcohol for sale or permitted at this event.

Any voluntary donations will be gratefully received towards the wider project aims and will evenly distributed between the two charities hosting the event.

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit

Supported by the Weir Charitable Trust, Friends of the Broadway Prestwick in conjunction with River Garden Auchincruive present a special Halloween screening of:
Wallace and Gromit – The Curse of the Were Rabbit.

Entry is free to this event and tickets can be reserved on the Eventbrite link below.

Please note the Auchincruive screenings will be held in an unheated metal shed, so we suggest that you dress as if for an outdoor event.

Doors will open 30 minutes before screening and refreshments will be available to purchase.

Any voluntary donations will be gratefully received towards the wider project aims and will evenly distributed between the two charities hosting the event.

Local Hero

Local Hero (1983) coming to the RAFA Club next Thursday (5th September). Watch this timeless Scottish film with us, in the licensed RAFA Club. It’s also an opportunity to become a member of Friends of the Broadway Prestwick (£2 annual membership), and we’ll be unveiling new illustrations of how the Broadway’s external space could look.

In memory of Laura and George.

All The Wild Horses’

Thursday, 18 July 2019 from 19:00-21:30
St. Leonard’s Parish Church Ayr

Holly is taking part in this year’s Mongol Derby 2019. All The Wild Horses follows international riders from around the world as they compete in the Mongol Derby in Mongolia, the longest and toughest horse race on the planet.

In this race across 700 miles of Mongolian steppe the riders are on their own, navigating from horse station to horse station where they change horses every 30 miles. They have to deal with dehydration, hypothermia, exhaustion, extreme weather, swollen rivers, attacking dogs and roaming wolves.

The riders stay the nights out in the wild or with nomad families. To choose a wrong horse at a horse station could get them bucked off, losing their mount in the process, or suffer more serious injuries.

Filmmaker Ivo Marloh rides the 1000-kilometre race twice to embed himself in the individual stories and document exactly what compels riders from all around the world to risk broken bones, life-threatening injuries, or their life savings for an experience that will change their lives forever, in one of the last true wildernesses on Earth, on the back of wild horses.

We are very grateful to the Friends of the Broadway Prestwick for lending us their cinema equipment and to St Leonard’s Parish Church for providing the venue!

More information and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE

Tommy’s Honour with Jason Connery

Our next pop up screening is a bit different….we’re thrilled to announce a special screening of the BAFTA Scotland award-winning film Tommy’s Honour, complete with an introduction and Q&A session with the director, Jason Connery. This 2016 film is the story of Old and Young Tom Morris: an intimate, moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf. If you’ve ever asked why Prestwick is called the Birthplace of Open Golf, it’s because of these men.

Jason Connery, the film’s director:

” I am very deeply moved that Tommy’s Honour will be shown in Prestwick and in some way helping to not only raise awareness but also raise money to fight this pernicious disease.”

Since its premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2016, the film has ‘scored a hole in one’ with critics, with the Daily Express noting that ‘Connery delivers a touching father/son relationship and an interesting look at the moral certainties of Victorian Britain’. The film’s cast includes Sam Neill, Peter Mullan, Jack Lowdon and Ophelia Lovibond.

With the generous cooperation of Prestwick Golf Club, we’ll be showing Tommy’s Honour where it all began – the location of the first Open championship and the first course designed by Old Tom Morris, Prestwick’s first Keeper of the Green. For this unique event, Prestwick Golf Club will be welcoming the public to the grand “Smoke Room”, overlooking the course, to watch the film in comfort.

Date/Time: Thursday 25th April. Doors open at 6:30pm, film introduction at 7pm, film starts 7:15pm. Q&A session after the film ends.

Tickets are free, but will be limited due to the size of the venue (and for people aged 14 years and over). From 10am Saturday 06/04/2019, email hello@broadwayprestwick.org.uk to request tickets, or go into Prestwick Library while tickets are available. A maximum of two tickets per order, please.

Julie Twaddell, a director of Friends of the Broadway Prestwick said:

We’ve wanted to show Tommy’s Honour in Prestwick since the film opened the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2016. Prestwick is proud of its heritage as the Birthplace of the Open, and we’re delighted to make this event happen now. Together with Dementia Friendly Prestwick, we’re creating inclusive, welcoming and relaxed cinema experiences in Prestwick. Jason Connery supporting us with this event is a huge honour, and we have no doubt about the very warm welcome he’ll get here. We are grateful to Ken Goodwin, Secretary of Prestwick Golf Club, who has worked with us to create a one-off “boutique cinema” experience in the middle of the prestigious Clubhouse.

Ken Goodwin, Secretary of Prestwick Golf Club:

The Tom Morrises were an integral part of the development of golf in Prestwick and of the early Open Championships. Prestwick Golf Club is delighted to welcome the Friends of the Broadway Prestwick and Dementia Friendly Prestwick to the Club for the screening of Tommy’s Honour.

We look forward to welcoming you. Tickets available from Saturday.

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Prestwick Film Festival

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that, thanks to support from Regional Screen Scotland’s Local Film Festivals Challenge Fund, we’re bringing the first ever Prestwick Film Festival to the town in March 2019.

The festival will run from March the 14th until March the 18th, and will feature a range of different films in venues across Prestwick. We really hope that this will become an annual event in Prestwick and, of course, that it’ll eventually be hosted in the Broadway cinema!