Chapel Filmshare – Ash Vale’s Free Neighbourhood Cinema

We are planning to revive our film evenings at the Chapel early in September when we anticipate that all Covid restrictions will have been lifted and that we’ll be able to offer our usual tea, coffee and cakes along with some enjoyable film entertainment.

For those who are not familiar with our group, we hold fortnightly film evenings at the Chapel on Thursday evenings. We normally start meeting up from 7.30 p.m. to share tea or coffee and cakes.  We show some cartoons, ‘shorts’ or trailers, followed by a main feature at around 8 p.m. Each film is usually preceded by a short introduction with a follow-up discussion afterwards – not too deep in content! 

We try to offer an interesting mixture of cinema entertainment; including feature films, both fairly recent and ‘classic’, occasional world cinema offerings, some ‘made for television dramas’ and a few documentary style presentations. Most are on dvd, some of these being bought in whilst others are provided by members.

We operate under a church video licence which gives us access to films from a wide variety of distributors, including MGM, Disney, Paramount, Sony Classic and more recently, Studio-Canal. Our projection equipment is provided under the British Film Institute’s neighbourhood Cinema scheme and we have our own large screen.

Anyone is welcome to join us. There is no charge for the film viewing although we’re happy to receive donations towards refreshments and are always grateful for any help with moving chairs and equipment. 

If you enjoy tea, coffee and cakes and appreciate films you’re welcome to join us fortnightly in September at the Chapel in Wharf Road, Ash Vale, GU12 5AY  from 7.30 p.m.  To sign up to our e-mail newsletter contact  Dick Elsey at or on 01252 694314.

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Chapel Arts Monthly Makes—Debi Retallick

Debi is continuing to run the monthly make on Zoom but hoping to return to face to face sessions at the Chapel from September…..

May’s monthly make was a Bird sculpture; one of the participants has caught the making bug and is now on her 9th Bird sculpture; she’s even teaching her friends to make them! 

June Monthly Make: Join Debi for the next monthly make to do some wire work, creating your own dragonfly:  4pm on Tuesday 1st June 2021.

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