Look out for new information on the Hay Film School Weekend at the end of May. It is going to be quite an extravanganza of screenings, Q&As, workshops and a chance to see some of the latest in production equipment.
The main venue will be at the new Brook Street Cinema, which is part of Richard Booth’s Bookshop. The concrete went down earlier this week and soon the seating will be going in. It is very exciting to see a new screen launch anywhere but it is particularly poignant here in Hay where, 47 years ago, Richard Booth launched his first second-hand bookshop in what was to become the Town of Books. The fact that it was in the old Cinema, that Hay has not had a cinema since, and that the Brook Street Cinema is in the Bookshop that still carries the name of Booth seems all very right.