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Village Screen Extra presents 3 exceptional films

Village Screen Extra News of the screening of two award winning feature films with a particular focus on rural settings in Norfolk, plus a unique modern Chinese silent film experience. Oscar and Bafta Nominated 45 Years was filmed on location in the Norfolk Broads and Norwich and The Goob is set against the backdrop of the West Norfolk open landscape. Both film shows locations which will be familiar to local audiences, whilst Written in Dust is a captivating modern silent film of love and tragedy, set in China and screened together with a live original music score in a fusion of traditional and modern Chinese music.

45 years Screening details: 45 Years Saturday 13 th February, 7.30pm New Buckenham Village Hall The Goob Friday 15 th April, 7.30pm Hilgay Village Hall Written in Dust Friday 12 th February, 7.30pm Hilgay Village Hall Saturday 5 th March, 7.30pm St Mary s Church, Banham Norfolk sets the scene for two award winning films Two award winning films, shot on location in Norfolk will be screened at 3 village venues across the county in Creative Arts East s new Village Screen Extra programme, part of a BFI Film Audience Network project.

45 Years , starring renowned British Actors Charlotte Rampling, Geraldine James and Tom Courtenay treats audiences to open landscape views of the Norfolk Broads and Norwich, and The Goob shot in the rural fenland countryside of West Norfolk, are sure to feature many recognisable locations for local audiences. Both films also proudly made use of locally born or based actors, extras and production teams to lend more authenticity and regional voices to the productions.

45 Years was released to great critical acclaim, and has garnered an array of awards and nominations including a BAFTA nomination for Outstanding British Film 2015, an Oscar nomination for Charlotte Rampling, and Berlin International Film Festival Silver Berlin Bear awards for both Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling. The Goob stars actor Liam Walpole from Dereham, who was discovered and catapulted into his first screen role by Norwich based director Guy Myhill.

Actor Sean Harris, originally from Lowestoft, and Hannah Spirrett ( S-Club 7 and Primeval ) also appear in this edgy coming of age film, which premiered at Norwich s iconic Cinema City in May 2015. Written in Dust A silent glimpse of contemporary Beijing, in a tragic tale both old and new Two Norfolk villages are set to host a beautiful silent film, made for the modern age, and with roots which come from another rural community thousands of miles away in the fields of China. Written in Dust is the story of three young migrants who travel from their countryside home for the promise of a new and better life in the modern city of Beijing.

But the lure of the city and the oppression of love lead to a path of betrayal, corruption, heartache and ultimate tragedy. Shot with classic cinematic sensibility Written in Dust shows a rarely seen side of contemporary Beijing, with a powerful story that resonates universally. The film offers audiences a glimpse into the hidden world of this enigmatic city through a skilful blend of silent film, tragic story and specially composed live music.

Classical Chinese musician, Ling Peng and pianist and guitarist, Andy Middleton, provide an inspired live fusion of traditional Chinese instruments and modern music to underpin the story, which translates without need for words. This is the second chance to see this extraordinary film at Hilgay Village Hall , which was first screened in the summer of 2014, and takes place on Friday 12 th February at 7.30pm , before moving on to St. Mary s Church, Banham on Saturday 5 th March at 7.30pm .

The show is suitable for ages 16+.

These events are organised in partnership with Creative Arts East with funding by Arts Council England, BFI Film Audience Network, Norfolk County Council, South Norfolk District Council and Breckland Council.

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Police nab four men for suspected hare coursing and …

21:12 31 January 2015 John Elworthy 1 Vehicle confiscated after hare coursing in March Archant Four men thought to be hare coursing illegally were caught by police today in March. A police spokesman said: Officers this afternoon received a report of males on an open field near to Grandford Drove, March. These males were seen on the field with dogs hare coursing.

Officers were dispatched to the area and quickly arrived to find four males and five dogs. The spokesman said all four men were reported for summons and will attend court at a later date. As well as this their vehicle has been seized by police.

He added: If you see any persons on land and you believe they are hare coursing please report this via 999. It follows an earlier report on January 7 when police were alerted by members of the public to a suspicious vehicle in the Thorney area. Three men were seen with dogs on land hare coursing.

Officers from Peterborough and Fenland made their way to the area. The police spokesman said the vehicle was seen to leave the area of Thorney and head towards Wisbech where local officers worked well together and managed to stop the vehicle in Pickards Way. The offenders were interviewed in relation to the incident and have all been reported for the offence of hare coursing and will be summoned to attend court at a later date.

Their vehicle was also seized by officers. Over the border, a 49 year-old man has been arrested in connection with hare coursing following an incident in Hilgay. Police were called shortly after 3.30pm on Friday January 23 to reports of people believed to be carrying out the illegal activity on Ely Road.

The area was sealed off and police carried out a search with assistance from the NPAS (National Police Air Service) helicopter. A Norfolk police spokesman said: A man was arrested in connection with the incident and questioned at Bury Police Investigation Centre. He has been released on bail until February 16.

PC Richard Allan said: We would like to remind people that hare coursing is an offence that will not be tolerated by police and I can assure the public that we will act promptly and robustly to pursue offenders committing this type of crime. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Richard Allan at Downham Market Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Three weeks ago Cambridgeshire police released a video of the crushing of two vehicles which were seized in connection with an investigation by police into hare coursing.

A pig that was destined for the slaughter house is enjoying a new lease of life after being saved by a couple from Soham. There were 384 complaints made against Cambs Police in 2013/4. Young singers from Wisbech Grammar School s preparatory school were part of a mammoth choir at London s O2 Arena.

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