Recent Events

25 Yrs Of Leiston Film Theatre Support Club – With Michael Hill
Friday 2nd November – Leiston WI Hall
Michael presented a slide show of photographs, documents, posters and video of fund raising and social events since the founding of the club. The audience enjoyed this nostalgic dip into the past, spotting their younger-selves together with family members and friends. Later in the year it is proposed that Michael will present a second show covering events not already included giving you another opportunity to look at the various events the Club have held over the past 27 years.
This event attracted a number of people from Leiston and the wider community and it was pleasing to see so many new faces. Delia brought along many examples of her work and explained how she had produced each piece of work. At the end of the presentation everyone was able to have a closer look at the exhibits on display and to ask Delia questions. More information on Delia’s work can be found on her website.
We are extremely grateful to Delia for agreeing to hold this event.
An Evening Of Vintage Film With Jimmy Cecil
Friday 19th October - Leiston WI Hall
Once again Jim presented another of his popular archive film shows. Films included, from the 1980s the lead up to Sizewell B. This featured shots of Leiston and surrounding villages together with interviews with local people. The major servicing of a steam locomotive in 1938 and short home cine films of novelty items and of local interest. Our thanks to Jim.
This was our second concert by the Ipswich-based 15 piece big band which recreates the much-loved sounds of the 30s, 40s and 50s. This was a very enjoyable concert with the band playing music of the period with two talented singers with a ‘Swing at the Movies’ theme. The event attracted an audience from a wide area and the evening made an excellent profit for the Club. The band had also commented on how much they
enjoy playing at Leiston Film Theatre.
Christmas Coffee Morning
Saturday 8th December – Leiston United Church
It was good to see members at our last event of the year. We think numbers were slightly down which could be due to the fact that it is a very busy time for people and that they might have been attending the Leiston On Ice Event. The United Church provided and served tea and coffee and the Club ran a draw, 50/50 draw, hamper draw (1st and 2nd prize), tombola and cake stall.
We thank everyone who donated draw prizes and items for our stalls and came along to support the event.
The United Church do not charge us for the hire of the hall but the agreement is they retain the profits from the teas/coffees. As a goodwill gesture the Club agreed to give a donation.
Also on the 7th December the Club ran a draw at the Through the Decades (Roy Orbison/Buddy Holly) Live Show at the Film Theatre.
The draw was held during the Swing Machine Big Band Live Show with 38 prizes to be won. Our thanks to everyone who bought tickets and helped sell them on our behalf. In the Co-op our volunteer sellers raised £280.00. The total amount of profit for the Grand Draw is £801.30 which is an excellent result. All the prizes, including the cash prizes were donated, and our only expense was the printing of the draw tickets. Details of prize winners has been posted on the Club notice board in the Film Theatre foyer.
As in past years we had an excellent response from many local businesses
and individuals.

Below are our sponsors who generously donated draw prizes. Letters of
thanks have been sent.
Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council ~ Victory Car Sales Ltd ~ Brian Harrison ~
Bright Sparks ~ Sandlings ~ Simply Delicious ~ Carolyn’s ~ Lady Dyes ~ Leiston
Trading Post ~ George East (Housewares) Limited ~ Chris Newson ~ East of
England Co-op ~ New Wolsey Theatre ~ L.B. Shotter & Son ~ Waitrose ~
Leiston Press ~ Platt’s ~ Reactor Tattoo ~ Additions ~ Londis ~ Sheila & Susan
Hairdressers ~ Titlows ~ The Original Factory Shop ~ Flick & Son ~ Nichols
Family Butchers ~ Sizewell Sports & Social Club ~ Gracie’s ~ Bill Turnbull
(Patron) ~ East Coast Promotions ~ Screwbolt Fixing Ltd ~ The Hair Shop,
Aldeburgh ~ Acecom Solutions ~ Club Members