The first St Albans International Film Festival will take place in our city on the 8/9/10th March 2013. Our city centre will be a lively place during that weekend.
There will be film screenings, talks, workshops and seminars happening all over the place. Venues range from pubs, Clock Tower, Waterstones, Costas, and so on to museum etc. A small army of local volunteers has been recruited from all over St Albans and beyond, and like the Olympic volunteers, will guide people to destinations and venues. We have had over 300 films submitted from over 30 countries.After an initial appraisal, these have been passed to independent judges, who will assess which one is the best film in each of six categories (documentary, drama, music videos etc.).A prize of £500 awaits each category winner.
Posters and banner will soon be put up in the City so all will be at last revealed!Some may know of one of St Albans’ famous sons, Arthur Melbourne Cooper, who was born in London Road and (it is believed) made the very first stop-motion short film (like in the Wallace and Grommit technique) and this was shown in 1899.There is a long tradition of film-making in our City, and we’d like to celebrate that! Full details are on the website www.stalbansfilmfestival.com.
A MORNING OF SPRING FLORAL DELIGHT
9 March - Kingsbury Barn – 10 am – 12 pm
Let Anita Lindeman of The Flower School, show you how to create a beautiful modern flower design using stunning spring flowers. Perfect as a gift for Mother's Day or why not spoil yourself? £30.00 (£5.00 to be donated to the S.West Herts Samaritans) All you need to bring is yourself and some scissors!!