Setting the scene

We are thrilled that we are due to screen the award-winning film from Iceland on Frdiay 20 January. Tony Escritt, Aylsham resident and long-time traveller to Iceland gives us an insight into the background to this wonderful film. Tony will also be giving a short introduction before the film starts.

In the mid-1900’s two farmers, Gummi (Guðmundur) and Kiddi (Kristján) fell out over a lady in a big way never to speak to one another for 40 years. That this was possible stemmed from the fact that since Viking times the farmers built their newer farm close by the old one without attempting to demolish the first one. In this way the older houses became barns until replaced by more modern ones. This especially applied to the more remote farms in the north-east of Iceland.

As with Norfolk farms the livestock are prize possessions often exhibited at shows. We all recall the devastating impact of CJD (Mad Cow Disease) on our livestock; imagine the impact on a small farm at the head of a remote valley in north Iceland where the snows linger longer than down south. The scene is set.

Here are some of Tony’s personal shots of his recent visits to Iceland. For more about Tony’s work in Iceland click here

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Our Halloween Presentation …

Have you got your ticket yet? Come along to the Town Hall, Aylsham on Friday 30th October to see this modern comedy classic – with vampires!

The doors will be opened at 6.15pm for people to meet up with friends and loved one’s to enjoy the cafe/bar before the screening begins. There will also be a short dance performance by local residents, Phoebe and Olivia to entertain patrons.

PHEOBE AND OLIVIA_COWGIRL DANCERS_AUGUST 2015
PHEOBE & OLIVIA_COWGIRL DANCERS_AUGUST 2015 © Debby Besford

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (15)

From the same team that created Flight of the Conchords for the screen, this comedy vampire ‘mockumentary’ brings four vampires together to share a flat and begin their struggles to adapt to life in the twenty-first century.

“… when the vamps hit the town to party with werewolves, zombies and the strangest creatures of all, you won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone