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Torrington's Plough Arts Centre needs projector

By NDJNicole  |  Posted: August 21, 2013

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THE Plough Arts Centre in Torrington may have to stop screening films unless a replacement projector is found.

The centre was the last venue to use a 35mm celluloid film projector in the South West.

The Plough will be showing its last film using the 1950s projector in the autumn.

Film screenings could stop at the centre unless funds can be found to buy a digital projector.

The Plough has to hit a fundraising target of £100,000. So far benefactors, staff and customers have helped raise £10,000.

Devon Waste Management offered to match all donations up to £30,000.

Plough chairman John Eeles said the appeal must succeed if The Plough was to continue to screen films.

He said: “Without a digital projector we can’t show films and without the income from films the delicate finances of The Plough will be seriously challenged.

“We are confident that the people of North Devon will come to our aid.”

The Plough has stand-up comic Alistair McGowan behind the fundraising efforts.

Alistair said: “I so enjoyed my recent two night run at The Plough that I was delighted to be asked to become a patron of the charity.

“Arts centres are the beating heart of culture in our communities. I urge all local people to support the campaign for The Plough to purchase a digital projector”

Phone 01805 622552 or email richard@theploughartscentre.org.uk if you would like to donate.

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