The Newbridge Memo project are appealing to Welsh Cinema Hub members to get on board and show their support for the historic building and cinema venue, by voting for the project in a nationwide competition and sharing this information with their colleagues and friends.
The Newbridge Memo has beaten off competition from 620 different organisations to reach the final stage of this year’s National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects.
Newbridge Memo is the only Welsh project competing against six other projects to be crowned the winner in the ‘Heritage’ category. The winner of the award will get a £2,000 cash prize, an iconic National Lottery Awards trophy, and be invited to attend a star-studded Awards ceremony which will be broadcast on BBC One in September.
Newbridge Memo has received over £2.9 million National Lottery funding through the Heritage Lottery Fund and £500,000 through Big Lottery Fund.
It’s easy to vote, so we are hoping people will support them, to thank the many volunteers, trustees, musicians and others who supported the project for the last 12 years. Known as a People’s Palace, built by working people, for working people, and it would be a fantastic reward for everyone involved in the project – our staff, volunteers and local community – to receive national recognition for their hard work.
So here’s where you come in… to vote for the Newbridge Memo, it’s easy! Simply visit http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/newbridge-memo or call 0844 836 9674. Telephone voting calls cost a maximum of 5 pence. Voting closes at midnight on Wednesday 29th July.
Watch James Dean Bradfield from the Manics and learn more about the project by visiting the mazing short video clip produced by Elbow Productions showing part of their Heritage Experience film: