Curzon in National Lottery Awards semi-final

CLEVEDON’S Curzon cinema has reached the semi-finals of this year’s National Lottery Awards and people are being asked to vote it into the final.

The awards recognise the positive impact Lottery-funded projects make to local communities.

The Curzon Community Cinema received �321,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help pay for its renovation and has now been shortlisted into the final 10 in the awards’ Best Heritage Project category.

Since being refurbished, the Old Church Road building has been utilised as a great community facility and, this year, has been celebrating its centenary following its opening in 1912.

Director Gareth Negus said: “We’re delighted to have reached the semi-final of the awards – the news was a marvellous 100th birthday present.

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“The Curzon has always been a cinema for the people and the aim of our project is to share with the public the rich heritage of our building and cinema exhibition.”

North Somerset residents can now vote for the Curzon in the hope of putting it through to the awards final, when each of the seven categories will be whittled down from three projects to the eventual winners.

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The winning project in each category will be given �2,000 towards its work.

To vote for the Curzon call 0844 836 9712 or visit before noon on July 22.

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