Son et Lumiére

A great time was had by all those who were able to come to our latest fundraiser Son et Lumiére on the evening of Saturday 12 September

Despite early reports the weather turned out to be exceptionally kind and we were able to hold the event outside – just as it should be.

The film goers arrived and soon erected their chairs in the garden, they could leisurely collect their BBQ refreshments and chat to friends as they waited for it to gradually gets darker.

In true cinema style popcorn was available, albeit for a modest price, and this proved to be a great attraction for the younger members of the audience.

After a welcome by our Chairman, Paul Fennelly and introduction by Lizzie Sanders the film show started.  The film began with music from Shakatak and a thank you to Keith Winter who had created the Village Hall website and then the show began.

The music had been chosen well as it matched some of the more poignant moments that lit up the screen; the only noise was when there was an odd chuckle at an amusing view.

45 minutes quickly passed and it was the Intermission where glasses could be refreshed; the ice cream tubs were handed out and then it was back to our seats for Part 2.

All too soon the film ended and this was followed by rapturous applause echoing around the village hall garden. It was unanimously agreed that it had been a most enjoyable evening.

Background on the event

For several months Lizzie Sanders has been working hard putting this film show together.  The film took a stroll around the parish with views from 1900 to the present time.  Some members of the audience may have noticed photos from those which Lizzie took for the Millennium Album.

There were also some old street views; Martyn Porter had recently been around the village taking some current views and when they were superimposed it showed that High Street, Littlebury had not changed that much over the years.
The Village Hall Committee worked with Lizzie and hired the professional services of Saffron Screen; both Martyn Porter and Keith Winter were on hand to ensure smooth running of this outside event which turned out to be so memorable.

Jean Cowell