HAILSHAM: In Bloom committee to host film screening

MEMBERS of the public are invited to attend a one-off screening of the animated classic FernGully: The Last Rain Forest at 10am on Saturday February 26 at the Hailsham Pavilion.

The film morning is one of many fundraising events organised by the Town Council’s Hailsham In Bloom committee this year.

Described as a message movie tackling environmental issues head on, FernGully: The Last Rain Forest tells the story of magical inhabitants of a rainforest and their fight to save their home that is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.

The film was the first ever to be shown on the floor of the United Nations, premiering on Earth Day in 1992.

Box office takings on the night will go towards the funding of future Hailsham In Bloom projects.

Councillor Jeff Bentley-Astor, chairman of Hailsham In Bloom, said, “Aimed squarely at children, although it won’t displease most parents, Ferngully: The Last Rainforest has a relatively subtle message, tackling the subject of respecting and protecting the environment.

It also features some solid animation, a rather impressive cast of voice-actors and an intriguing adventure plot, making it all worthwhile.”

Tickets cost £6 (adults), £2 (children) and £4 (concessionary OAPs).

To book your place, contact the Hailsham Pavilion box office on 841414.