Mad for musicals
In our last post we told you all about our love of art and how we like to show artists’ work at The Carlton. Well, it’s not just art for the walls, we’re also mad keen on theatre and film. Anyone who’s stayed here will have noticed the framed show posters on the bedroom and corridor walls. It’s no secret that we LOVE musicals (well, Michael in particular!) and have got a poster from every one we’ve been to see, in London or New York. It’s quite a collection!
We love stage and screen and so imagine how excited we were to hear about the Ilfracombe Film Festival!
It’s coming up next month, from April 20-22, and is run by a team of volunteers along with David Salas, an Exeter-based short film expert. The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum which is based at the University in Exeter is also involved (if you love cinema, then you have to visit this place – it’s an amazing collection of movie memorabilia and film kit). The idea of the Ilfracombe festival is to get more different age groups visiting the cinema and there’s a sea, surf, art and ecology theme too – which fits perfectly with where we live.
It’s great having an independent cinema in the town, so let’s support it and celebrate some movie magic – some of the films lined up include Jaws, A night To Remember (about the sinking of the Titanic) and An Affair to Remember (Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr fall in love on an ocean liner). And yes, there is a bit of a watery theme going on here!
We wanted to get involved in the festival and so hosted a fundraising pop up event – a screening of one of our all time favourite musicals – Les Miserables. It was on Saturday March 24 and we had a great crowd who came along in fancy dress and had a brilliant time. We’re super excited for the rest of the festival now.