East Leeds FM

Chapel FM is joining Leeds Young Film Festival this April and mounting a special all night event for under 18s on Saturday 11 April as part of its wide-ranging programme.

Chapel FM Pulls an All-Nighter with ‘The Dark Night’

Part of Leeds Young Film Festival

Wednesday 8 – Saturday 11 April

Old Seacroft Chapel, York Road, Leeds LS14 6JB

Chapel FM joins the Leeds Young Film Festival frenzy with a great line up of events starting with Lego’s first foray in to film The Lego Movie on Wednesday 8 April and finishing with Christopher Nolan’s brilliant Dark Night Trilogy in an all-nighter on Saturday 11 April.

Specially created for under-18 Chapel FM film fans, The Dark Night all-nighter encourages audiences to bring their pj’s, pillows and sleeping bags to get them through a one night only back to back screenings of Batman Begins, The Dark Night and The Dark Night Rises – one of the best film trilogies of all time.

Adrian Sinclair, Creative Director of Heads Together Productions says: “We’re really looking forward to being in the thick of this year’s Young Film Festival. The programme has a lot to offer to all kinds of film fans and there is a real buzz about our Batman all-night event already. To help keep those eyelids from drooping we’re including some classic Adam West and Burt Ward Batman shorts too. It will be a unique experience for young film-goers – who have the rest of the Easter holiday to catch up on their sleep!”

All events are: Pay What You Can except for The Dark Night for which there is a £10 one off charge for the whole night. Pre booking strongly advised as places limited.

 To book visit: chapelfm.eventbrite.co.uk contact East Leeds FM on tel: 0113 225 594 www.elfm.co.uk

www.headstogether.org

Contact: Shona Galletly PR on behalf of Heads Together Productions m: 07813 796 733 e: shona@shonagalletlypr.co.uk (notes to editors below)

Notes to editors:

▪ Chapel FM Film Festival Programme o ignored

The Lego Movie o ignored

Wednesday 8 April at 2.00pm o ignored

A chance for all Lego enthusiasts young and old to bring along some bricks and build while they watch. The film will be preceded by the Lego music video short HOLIDAY— the third and final Lego video by young Leeds-based film-maker Oliver Broadbent for the American rock group Wheatus.

Leeds Young Music Video Awards

Wednesday 8 April at 7.30pm A special screening of the winning videos and live performances followed by award presentations to all the young musicians, bands and filmmakers who have taken part in ELFM’s third annual Leeds Young Music Awards. Vote online for the People’s Choice Award at www.elm.co.uk/videos

 ¡Forward Russia!

Thursday 9 April at 7.30pm Tom Airey’s short documentary film charts the band ¡Forward, Russia!’s decision to reform for ‘one last gig’ after almost six years apart receives its first ever screening as part of Leeds Film Festival. The band, combining elements of art rock and punk, achieved critical acclaim with their 2006 album Give Me A Wall. After an unexpected split in 2008, the Brudenell’s manager convinced the band to perform for the 100th birthday celebrations in 2013. The gig sold out in less than 24 hours.

We are the Best! (15) Thursday 9 April at 8.00pm

Chapel FM celebrates the independently minded spirit of the Leeds music scene with screening of the critically acclaimed Swedish film We Are the Best! The film sees three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band—despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Into Dust (15)

Saturday 11th April 7.30pm

Teenage Leeds film-maker Gage Oxley’s first feature film is set in a dystopian future where the world is ruled by the oppressive and secretive ‘Sector’. Executions are plastered over television programmes and films, however, the media-hungry society see this only as fiction. A group intent on watching The Sector crumble begin to make their move.

The Dark Night

Saturday 11th April 10pm-7am o

Films rated 12A —THIS IS AN UNDER 18 EVENT Chapel FM’s Dark Night Lock-In with director Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, plus assorted Batman shorts. Parental permission is absolutely essential for this event. Contact info@elfm.co.uk for more details.One-off £10 charge for the whole night

 Heads Together Productions

Heads Together Productions is an arts and media organisation with over 26 years’ experience of delivering creative opportunities that inspire individuals and communities. It’s longest running project, East Leeds FM (ELFM) now operates from Chapel FM, formerly Seacroft Methodist Chapel – a unique, superbly, renovated and re-purposed building, originally built in 1874 to serve the East Leeds community of Seacroft. It is now the first ever Arts Centre in the area. Chapel FM serves an eclectic mix of teenagers, families and local people who enjoy a wide programme of events guided by audience demand. o ignored

 

▪ Chapel FM’s first 10 weeks:

3,775 visitors to the Chapel

2,247 people participated in one of 206 training sessions 67 live radio broadcasts enjoyed a total listenership of 18,353 online and on FM 26% of visitors were under 19 but just as many adults consumed the vast numbers of Tunnocks tea cakes on offer! 1 residency

10 variety nights of entertainment in the radio theatre 12 local schools took part in projects 6 full-length film screenings and the presentation of Leeds Music Video Awards

1 afternoon of dance performances

3 three theatre shows 2 vinyl singles released

1 mammoth 24-hour music-a-read-a-thon involving 167 musicians and 20 readers

Chapel FM incorporates two state-of-the-art radio studios which can be operated by anyone aged 8-80yrs and a third, unique, radio-theatre with a 70 seat in-the-round auditorium featuring original pews and the Chapel’s beautifully restored organ. More information at www.headstogether.org

▪ East Leeds FM

ELFM is an internet-based community radio project run by Heads Together Productions, which believes in supporting live music and words, bringing the best young and established artists to East Leeds. Since it started broadcasting in 2003, over 8,000 Local people have taken part in one of the station’s broadcasts and last year over 32,000 listeners tuned in to www.elfm.co.uk

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