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Forum Cinema Champions is Back! Press the arrow to sign up

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Thursday 14 Sep 2023

Are you aged between 16 - 25 and have an interest in the cinema industry? Then we have the perfect course for you!

Forum Cinema Champions is a FREE, interactive and educational course for young cinema lovers focusing on key aspects of the cinema exhibition industry including film programming, event management, marketing and more!

 After taking part in the course you will plan and host your own cinema events as part of Tyne Valley Film Festival 2024!

We are hosting two courses this Autumn with the first running from 30/10/23 during half term & the second from 6/11/23 after school hours.

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Tyne Valley Film Festival is back!

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Monday 19 Feb 2024

Forum Cinema Hexham is proud to present Tyne Valley Film Festival 2024! Now on its fourth edition, Tyne Valley Film Festival promises to unite film enthusiasts across the region for an immersive 14-day celebration of the silver screen. Between 15th –28th March 2024, 36 screenings will take place across 26 unique venues in the Tyne Valley, with a truly diverse range of films spanning the entire history of cinema. From turn of the century silent classics, to preview screenings and family favourites, there’s something for everyone.

Our 2024 programme builds on previous editions of the festival whilst remaining true to its roots of being authentically community programmed. We work closely with the many partner organisations and film clubs involved in curating an exciting and diverse selection of films chosen by their members. The Forum Cinema team have also selected a handful of fantastic films which we are excited to share with audiences new and old. We are also proud to be supporting the next generation of British filmmakers by screening a variety of locally-made short films before some of the festival’s main features.

We are especially excited to extend our reach even further this year, collaborating with more film clubs than ever before and introducing new partner venues, like the prestigious Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. We have also worked closely with the newly founded Forum Cinema Champions in curating bespoke events aimed at people aged 16-25. This also includes the introduction of £3 tickets for ALL festival events for those aged 25 and under. We are also introducing a Festival Pass which grants audience members entry to all festival screenings that are being held at The Forum Cinema for just £25.

Led by the Forum Cinema Hexham, Tyne Valley Film Festival is supported by Film Hub North with National Lottery funding on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network.


New Art Exhibition from Lindsey Cooper

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Wednesday 21 Feb 2024

The latest art exhibition in our cafe bar comes from painter & lino printmaker, Lindsey Cooper.

A message from the artist:

"I enjoy both painting and lino printing and although these are very different, in process, style, colours and size, they have one thing in common – they are all inspired by the natural world.  Having lived in Northumberland for over 30 years I am constantly enthralled by the big skies, the huge expanses of coastline and wild moorlands and the way these change with the seasons and the weather.  I try to capture the feeling these vistas engender in me by painting in a loose style, using texture, earthy colours and expressive brush strokes.  I paint in acrylics on canvas as this allows me to work quickly and intuitively.

My lino prints are more carefully planned and executed in detail, my inspiration still being the natural world but the flora and fauna that can be found in our beautiful County, often with a nod to place by the inclusion of a castle or other iconic structure in the background. I tend to work mainly in black and white to allow the unique properties of the hand carving of the lino to take centre stage, however I do occasionally add colour using the reduction method or by hand colouring."

If you would like to purchase a painting or print contact Lindsay on 07803929195 or