Celebrate Christmas At The Journey Café

4 December 2014

There’s a seasonal edition of The Dukes Journey Café to enjoy this December.

The Bishop’s Wife(U) starring Cary Grant and David Niven was a big hit with audiences way back in 1947.

It tells the story of a bishop trying to get a new cathedral built. He prays for guidance and an angel arrives, in the form of Cary Grant.

The Bishop’s Wife will be shown at The Dukes cinema in Lancaster on December 15 as part of a series of arts events presented in association with Age UK Lancashire for people with memory problems and their families. 

This pioneering scheme has attracted national publicity and featured on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour recently.

Before the film begins, free tea/coffee and pastries are available in The Dukes foyer for all ticket holders which provides the chance for a social get-together.

During the screening, which is open to everyone, some changes are made to lighting and sound to ensure that a comfortable environment is created. There will be an interval during the film when the audience can join in a festive singalong.

Tickets for The Bishop’s Wife are £4 including tea/coffee and a pastry. An accompanying carer/family member goes free.

To book tickets, contact The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org/journeycafe

Ends

3/12/14

For further information, please contact Louise Bryning, The Dukes press & marketing officer on 01524 598509, email lbryning@dukes-lancaster.org

Editor’s Notes

Age UK Lancashire is a local charity working across the county to improve later life for people in Lancashire. The charity provides information, advice, community projects, day care, support, insurance and signposting from twelve local offices across the county, including a local office at 7-11 Chapel Street, Lancaster. For more information call 0300 303 1234 or visit www.ageuklancs.org.uk.

Age UK Lancashire has joined forces with The Dukes Theatre to offer older people and their families increased access to the arts. Events will have a  focus on ageing to counter entrenched views of old age, promote understanding and encourage discussion.

The purpose also is to look at the barriers that stop people going to the theatre as they get older and then to try to overcome those obstacles. For many people, old age provides a chance to try out new interests and theatre and film performances present an exciting opportunity to look at the world through new eyes.

The Dukes is Lancashire’s only building based theatre to produce inhouse plays as well as hosting a wealth of quality touring work. The Moor Lane venue also includes one of the North West’s few independent cinemas, a gallery with an all-year-round exhibition programme, and a café bar.

The Dukes is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. It  receives regular funding from Arts Council England, Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council.

The Dukes is the winner of the Lancashire Tourism Cultural Venue/Organisation Award 2013.

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