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Stretford Public Hall was built for the local community by John Rylands in 1878. Since then it has had over 100 years of community use.

In 2015, the Friends of Stretford Public Hall took over the running of the Hall. Our aim is to restore the Hall into a fantastic multi-purpose community venue.


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    Journeys into Film presents... 'We Are Not Princesses '

    Monday, March 09, 2020 at 10:00 AM
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    Journeys into Film

    We are delighted to invite you to Journeys Into Film, a film festival, led by Journeys Festival International Manchester, exploring stories of belonging, migration, education and women’s empowerment. The programme of films highlights global issues of displacement and refuge in non-traditional cinema venues around Manchester.     The films have been selected in partnership with a number of community groups and venues in the city. Screenings will be followed by Q&A’s, talks and discussions where the audience can discuss the issues raised in the films in a relaxed and sociable setting. We look forward to welcoming to you this inspiring and inclusive series of events.HE NAMED ME MALALA (PG)Monday 24th February, 6.30 pm, Longsight Library, 519 Stockport Rd, M12 4NEThe story of activist Malala; following her survival of an attempted assassination. A testament to family, freedom, and education.WE ARE NOT PRINCESSES (12TBC)Friday 6th March, 7.30 pm, Stretford Public Hall, Chester Rd, M32 0LGA group of women find a sense of empowerment and belonging whilst preparing for a theatre performance in a refugee camp in Lebanon Register hereBHAJI ON THE BEACH (15)Saturday 7th March, 2pm, Longsight Library, 519 Stockport Rd, M12 4NEOn the road, headed for Blackpool, a group of women are seeking escape and a good time. A ‘90s comedy classic From director Gurinder Chadha (Bend it like Beckham)KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS (U)13th March, 12.30 pm, Revive Centre, 1 Northallerton Rd, M7 3TPBorn walking and talking, Kirikou is not your average baby! Setting out on an adventure to destroy the evil sorceress to bring peace to his home. (Family Friendly)DESERT DANCER (15)20th March, 7.30 pm, Nexus Art Cafe, 2 Dale St, M1 1JWBased on a true story charting a childhood discovery of Dirty Dancing an opening a dance company at university; all whilst dancing is forbidden in Iran.CAPERNAUM (15)Saturday 28th March, 8.30 pm, Stretford Public Hall, Chester Rd, M32 0LGThis Oscar nominated feature tells the tale of 12-year-old Zain who attempts to sue his parents for giving birth to him. Register here All screenings are offered on a ‘Pay What You Can’ basis. People seeking asylum can attend for free and travel expenses can be covered. Please contact dan@artreach.biz to make arrangements.Please find more details for each event and register your place here: http://journeysfestivalint.eventbrite.com/You can find all the events listed on our Facebook Page here:https://www.facebook.com/JourneysFest/events Please follow @journeysfest on Instagram and Twitter.  All films will be screened in English language with English Subtitles.With thanks to our partners; Manchester Libraries, MAC Fest, Stretford Public Hall, Screen 32, Manchester City of Sanctuary, Revive, Rethink Rebuild Society.With thanks to our funders; Film Hub North, BFI Film Audience Network, supported by The National Lottery.
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    Stretford born Ted Lewis of Get Carter and Yellow Submarine fame is celebrated

    The Stretford born 'Father of British Noir' Ted Lewis, is to be celebrated at Stretford Public Hall. Ted Lewis was born at Stretford in 1940 and went to be an artistic polymath. Ted Lewis is arguably best know for writing the novel that inspired Get Carter and for creating the graphics for the Beatles Yellow Submarine. He was a writer, an artist and a jazz musician.  To celebrate this local lad who did good Monty Martin: Author of Ted Lewis, Hard or Soft Boiled and founder of the Ted Lewis Group will make an illustrated presentation of Ted Lewis’s writing and graphic art.  Ted Lewis Get Carter 2020 Anniversary Ted Lewis Get Carter 2020 Anniversary   Wednesday 12th February 2020, 6.30 pm (finish 8.30 pm) Tickets available here at £7.70  or Telephone 01652 661823 or £9 on the door if spaces allow. 
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