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Chamber and committees

  • Submitted by: Michelle Thomson, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Friday, 17 March 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-08264

That the Parliament congratulates the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival, which is hosted in the Bo’ness Hippodrome cinema, on its upcoming programme celebrating silent film; understands that the Hippodrome in Bo’ness was Scotland’s first purpose-built cinema, constructed in 1912; further understands that this is the 13th year that the Silent Film Festival, originally established in 2011 and otherwise known as the HippFest, has occurred; notes that the festival runs an annual programme across several days to celebrate silent film and live music; recognises that this event combines unique screenings accompanied by new commissions from established and emerging artists; understands that the HippFest will take place from 22 to 26 March 2023, providing an opportunity for engagement and audience development through workshops, talks and pop-up satellite events across the district, alongside scheduled programming; notes the hard work of the HippFest team and volunteers to bring this event of rich cultural creativity to Bo’ness each year; congratulates all those involved in developing the Silent Film Festival, and wishes them the best of luck with the festival.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Siobhian Brown, Stephanie Callaghan, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Emma Harper, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Jenni Minto, Paul Sweeney, Evelyn Tweed, Mercedes Villalba, Tess White