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Thursday, 12 May 2011 (3014940)
Actor tribute
by David Simister

PARBOLD will pay a tribute to the late Pete Postlethwaite this weekend by organising themed events round one of his best-known films.

Douglas Music and Parbold Picture House will both be hosting events at the village hall which all draw inspiration from the 1996 hit film Brassed Off, in which he stars as seriously ill conducter of a brass band as it struggles to deal with the effects of mine closures.

The events are being held to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Wingates Brass Band will perform on Saturday (May 21), starting at 7.45 pm. On Sunday, Parbold Picture House will present the classic film Brassed Off, starting at 7pm A film giving an insight into Britain's mining history, filmed at the Alexandra Pit, Wigan, in 1910, will be shown before the main film.

For the Wingates concert, contact the box office: 01257 421526. Tickets cost £12 (£5 for young people).

All tickets for Brassed Off will be £3 on the door. For more details call 01257 464533; or email There will be collections for Cancer Research UK at both events.


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