Rachel to sing at movie screening

Brighouse Community Cinema presents 'Gosford Park' on April 24, 2014
Brighouse Community Cinema presents 'Gosford Park' on April 24, 2014

Film-goers at Brighouse community cinema’s next screening will have an extra treat.

Acclaimed opera singer Rachel Harrison will give a short recital at the showing of the film “Gosford Park” at the Civic Hall on Thursday, April 24.

Rachel, who has performed all over the world and has sung for UN heads of state including Nelson Mandela, will be singing songs by Gershwin and Mozart with a piano accompaniment prior to the screening.

John Buxton, one of the organisers, said: “We are delighted with the increasing numbers of people who are supporting our community cinema. Our last showing was a complete sell-out.

“When the opportunity arose to book Rachel we jumped at the chance.

“We aim to give the people of Brighouse a good night’s entertainment and little extras like this make the evening extra special.”

The award-winning film Gosford Park is a period “whodunnit” starring Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Stephen Fry and Derek Jacobi among many others. It was written by Julian Fellows, who went on to write “Downton Abbey”.

The TV series “Downton Abbey” was originally planned as a spin-off of Gosford Park, but instead was developed as a stand-alone property inspired by the film, set decades earlier.

Doors open at 7pm with Rachel’s recital at 7.15pm. Tickets are available in advance from Harrison Lord, Simply Flowers and Ryecorn Wholefoods, or on the door.

For more details, visit www.brighousecinema.co.uk.