September 2011 newsletter


The films have been booked, the programme brochure has been printed and you should have received your copy. So you should now know what films you can see this year and what special events are planned. Your committee thinks it’s another stimulating programme and the surest way for you to find out if you agree is, of course, to join. We hope you do!

Every year we need some new members, even though the rate of re-joining is always very high. Forgive us for stating the obvious, but for people to join, they need to know of our existence. Achieving this is not so easy without a very large publicity budget. So please help. The letter accompanying your brochure, as every year, invites you to pass a spare copy or two to friends or colleagues, or to pin one to a noticeboard; and to contact us if you would like more copies. Another good way of publicising us is to bring guests (a guest ticket is only £4). Please try to help in some way if you can.

Annual General Meeting on November 17th

This is an opportunity to find out about the running of ABCD film society, to elect a committee and to volunteer to help. If you are thinking of joining the committee, please approach a committee member to discuss this. You would be very welcome.

ABCD Screenings since 1977

Thus reads one of the menu options you can now select on our recently updated website. As you will see, we have have shown an awful lot of films over those 34 years and many thanks are due to our chairman, Martin, for typing them all in. The list of films can be sorted by title and director, and there is also a search facility.

A Couple of Reminders:

* October 20th: 7.30 start
* After the first three screenings: NO FILM ON OCTOBER 27 (half-term).

Bandes dessinées talk

Ann Miller, who will be introducing our 12th January film (Le Samourai), is giving a talk to Abingdon European Society on Saturday 17th September entitled ‘Bandes dessinées – the ninth art: comics as an art form in French-speaking countries’. The venue is St Helens Church Centre, 19:15 for 19:30. Members and students pay £5 at the door, while visitors pay £6. Refreshments included.

Choose Abingdon Partnership event

The ‘Choose Abingdon Partnership’ is celebrating its first anniversary with an exhibition in Hitching Court, Blacklands Way (in Abingdon Business Park) with “colourful and interactive” explanations of the Partnership’s projects. The exhibition runs from 30th September to 4th October between 11:30 and 14:30 daily except Sunday. Choose Abingdon loyalty cardholders can attend an evening celebration at the exhibition on 30th September. “Wine to taste and nibbles to try” will be offered along with information on new company partners and cardholder special offers, and also a prize competition.

About this newsletter

We plan to publish a newsletter about once a month. It will be mainly factual and reasonably concise.