Movies, music and more is coming to Claremont Farm, Wirral this summer
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It’s moonlight, music and movie magic at Claremont Farm this summer.
The Old Clatterbridge Road farm is one of three north west venues to host Storyhouse’s Moonlight Flicks Open Air Cinema as it gets ready to go on the road in its biggest tour yet.
The farm will be showing blockbusters including Dirty Dancing, Mamma Mia, The Devil Wears Prada and The Greatest Showman from May 29.
So you can get your deckchairs out, and get ready to enjoy your favourite films under the stars.
Andrew Pimbley from the ever-busy Claremont Farm says:
“Last year was an opportunity to do things differently, to partner with new organisations to sustain the culture flowing in the region and keep the arts alive…… and it was a huge success!
“We couldn’t be happier to be partnering up again with the wonderful Storyhouse, to bring our audiences an incredible line up of films to Claremont.”
Other films which will be shown on Storyhouse’s giant 30ft Airscreen include Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and Wonder Woman 1984.
But that’s not all you can look forward to at Claremont.
Before each show, there’ll be live acoustic music by the fire from Harry James’ band.
And there’ll be hot street food and craft beers. Adds Andrew: “Harry played last year and was hugely popular so it’s great to have him back.
“And, we have got our own catering trailer now so we will be putting the Claremont Farm stamp on all the food and drink for the evenings.”
It marks a summer of activity at Claremont which will also see the Claremont Ensemble of professional classical musicians taking to the stage again.
Andrew says: “I’m passionate about community, about the arts and about culture.
“When this was all this was taken away last year by Covid it pushed us to look at different options to keep the arts alive. We have the space and we are used to organising big events – we just had to be creative.
“It was about giving the artists a chance to keep playing, keep sane and earn a bit of money, and help keep the farm going too.
“We had thought about it before but Covid gave us the extra push to do it. When the Claremont Ensemble first formed and played I got quite emotional. It’s quite something to hear classical music played in the open air and I think everyone was moved.
“It felt so right, a little bit of normality then, and it’s great to continue it and let more people enjoy it again this summer.”
* There’s priority Moonlight Flicks booking for Storyhouse Members now (membership is £4 a month): VIP (including front row seats in Moonlight Flicks’ comfortable deckchairs): £16; General: £11.50; Children: £8.50.
Tickets go on general sale on May 4. VIP (including front row seats in Moonlight Flicks’ comfortable deckchairs): £18; General: £13; Children: £9.