We are pleased to announce that Bridport’s Electric Palace is supporting the Hat Festival. The Electric Palace is hosting an event in support of the Hat Festival by showing CHURCHILL (PG), a newly released film about the final agonising hours before D-Day in 1944, as a fund-raiser for the festival, and which will increase our support of charities Brain Tumour Research and The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust.

June 1944, the southern counties of England were awash with allied military personnel, armoured vehicles, and a palpable sense of expectation. Was this to be the beginning of the end?  We pinned our hopes for deliverance on Churchill, but Churchill was plagued with doubts about the wisdom of embarking on this course of action and about his own capabilities.

Churchill is one of the icons of the 20th century.  His hunched shoulders, unflinching stare, jutting jaw cigar, victory sign and, of course, his Homberg hat make him instantly recognisable. The Electric Palace is bringing together this image with that hat, and the fact that in 1944, everyone wore hats, as the hook on which to hang its own fundraising hat.

Heads will definitely be turning at the Palace, on the night of the film, as prizes of a bottle of champagne for the best male and best female 1940s hat are handed out. For anyone turning up without a hat, there will be a fundraising donation of £2.  There will be a fundraising raffle and fun quizzes.

Please come along on 22 July for an evening of fun and film and help launch the 8th year of the Bridport Hat Festival.

KEEP CALM AND WEAR A HAT!

Film: CHURCHILL (PG)

22nd July 2017

Doors 6.30pm / Starts 7.30pm Tickets: £4

Tickets may be booked here