Whithorn prepares for film premiere

The town of Whithorn is keeping its collective fingers crossed for good weather on saturday evening for the open air screening of teh film ‘All Roads Lead to Whithorn’.

An Urbancroft film crew arrived in Whithorn on Monday to begin preparations for the screening event on 26th October. Young people have been signing up to train in the various workshops available, including film editing, pyrotechnics and technical assistance to the crew. Volunteer stewards have been recruited from the community and a police briefing held on Wednesday night.

The Business Association has been overwhelmed with the generosity of those companies who have given gifts of time and equipment to the project:

A spokesperson for the Whithorn and District Business Association said: “We’ve been amazed at how quickly the tickets vanished from the shops; we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone (even if you forget your ticket). We’re also hoping for a fine late autumn evening, as low windspeeds are crucial for the fire sculptures, as well as the audience’s comfort, but at worst, we have wet weather plans for the New Town Hall and Community Centre, so don’t give up if it looks like rain, but keep in touch with social media and posters round the town, giving last minute updates.

“It just shows what this community can do when it pulls together; this is a sort of training event for the future, which tests community capacity and builds enthusiasm for doing something again.”

The pre-screening music is due to start at 7pm, and the event will finish at 9pm, allowing the households round about to get back to normal and cars back in position. There will be overflow parking at the School and Multi Use Games Area nearby.