We are an arts centre. We are a cinema. We are a charity. We are Rich Mix.
What is Every Child A Cinema Goer?
We want to offer free cinema tickets to local school children and continue working with local primary schools to deliver our film education programme – helping children to create their own films while supporting their learning.
We want to do this because we are passionate about film and the arts, and we believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience and appreciate professional film as an art form. That’s where you come in!
Our local community – Tower Hamlets, on the border of Hackney – has enormous inequalities, and some of the highest rates of child poverty in the country. Your donation to Every Child a Cinema Goer will help us provide free film screenings for local school children, as well as support the development and delivery of our film education programme.
Who will benefit?
We offer free screenings with talk back sessions to local schools throughout the year, aimed at introducing children to new genres. These screenings are offered to schools already on our film education programme and as tasters for schools who might like to take part.
In the summer term we offer these screenings to Year 6 classes, where we screen ‘coming of age’ titles to support with the transition into secondary school and their emotional wellbeing.
Film Education at Rich Mix
Your support will also help us keep building our film education programme, which has been running in local primary schools for the last six years, to reach even more schools and increase the number of activities we can deliver – engaging more children in film and cultural activity, giving them more access to the arts, and improving their learning, aspirations, and wellbeing. As well as the free screenings, our in-school workshops support children and teachers in making their own films for the big screen – we host a weekly After School Club too.