This summer Z-arts have teamed up with the Age Friendly Society in Hulme to provide over 50s with a welcoming and easily accessible activity in their local area. The programme aims to mobilise engagement across the Hulme and Moss side neighbourhood reaching out to those who may be experiencing isolation and disconnection from their local community.
The community cinema concept was agreed upon as an activity that would welcome over 50s from Hulme and Moss Side to Z-arts. The club launched in April with Manchester film historian CP Lee making a special appearance at the first event.
At each session the attendees choose which film they’re going to watch in Z-arts’ cinema screening room. After the film hot food is provided from Z-café and there is a chance to talk about the film and get to know each other. Films screened so far include Little Miss Sunshine, The Magdalene Sisters, The Producers and Chi-Raq. CP Lee also returned to deliver a workshop and discussion around Russian soviet documentary and 1920s film art, which was very well received and attended.
Cinema Social Club will be running across the summer each Tuesday 4-7pm until 21 August.
If you’re over 50 and fancy a break from the sunshine, meeting new people or just kicking back and watching a film this summer, email Yemi email@example.com.