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Artwork In Solidarity With Black Lives Matter

A new piece of artwork, championing the fight against inequality, has been installed at the University of Stirling, in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement. Created by Alloa-based artist, Suzanne Williams, the artwork - Do Better - is designed to highlight those who have experienced and strived against injustices. Join a conversation with Wezi Mhura (producer of the Scottish Black Lives Matter Mural Trail) and Suzanne Williams (artist) about their work. Thu 15 Oct, 6.30pm - 8pm. (Link within the story)
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From Scotland With Love

Cinema may be back on the big screen at Macrobert Arts Centre, but we're continuing to explore and develop the digital aspects of our programming and are delighted to announce a very special online event – From Scotland With Love. Taking place on Sat 12 Sep at 7pm audiences will not only enjoy a screening of the documentary From Scotland With Love, they will also get the chance to live-zoom Q&A with the film’s award-winning director – Virginia Heath.
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An Update From Macrobert

Macrobert update in relation to the Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund Since the COVID-19 crisis forced the closure of Macrobert on 16 March 2020 the most pressing need has been to survive. Over the years a unique blend of live performance, cinema, exhibitions, activities, and social gatherings - made and shared by people of all ages, from all backgrounds, from across the Forth Valley region and beyond – has evolved. 

A Safer Big Screen Experience

We're delighted to have opened our doors and re-started our film programme after a period of closure for the COVID-19 health crisis. Your safety is still our priority so we've introduced some new measures to ensure your cinema experience is safe as well as entertaining. 

Cancelled and Postponed Events: Getting in Touch

Here you can find the most up to date list of cancelled or postponed events as well as details of how to get in touch about your booking.  
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We recognise that black voices in the arts are vital, and that many still face a struggle for their voices to be heard. Since the tragic death of George Floyd on 25 May and the outpouring of cries for change from across the world, we have been reviewing our core organisational values and how these inform the conversations and experiences we programme. It is clear there is more to do and we are committed to taking the time to listen, question and discuss what more can be done to play our part in making a global change. Our promise is to champion black artists, filmmakers and voices from all backgrounds. Only through a diversity of voices can we create an arts sector that is representative and open to all.
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After careful consideration and in light of the ongoing restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 lockdown, we have decided to delay this year’s panto, Maw Goose, until 2021. Each year more than 26,000 local supporters come together for all the joy of laughing, singing and groaning at the gags together – some even get a very special ‘Hello!’ from our Dame. Although the Scottish Government is slowly releasing lockdown measures they cannot yet be sure to provide the fantastic experience audiences expect from a Macrobert Panto, whilst staying socially distant. We want to make the best decision for everyone involved.

60 Seconds in Lockdown

We know that you are doing lots of creative things at the moment, so why not share that creativity and submit your film to our ultra-short film competition - 60 Seconds in Lockdown. Hopefully you will have access to basic filmmaking equipment - through your phone, digital camera or otherwise - so join our celebration of everyone’s creativity with us and be in with a chance of seeing your short film on the big screen.  
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As we all play our part in this lockdown, we're sign-posting you to a selection of online arts experiences from some of our fantastic creative partners. There's lots going on in the digital world so this is just a snap-shot of what's on offer, but hopefully you'll be inspired to do a bit of exploring yourselves and share with us and your family and friends. With such a great selection of quality opportunities on offer, together we can be entertained, inspired, educated and so much more. 
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We may have closed our doors on 20 March to do our bit to 'Stay Safe, Stay Home', but we're keeping our ear to the ground for opportunities for you to keep connected and enjoy a variety of experiences from your own home. We're therefore delighted to share, that thanks to our friends at Modern Films, you can still enjoy one of films we had planned for our April cinema programme, The Perfect Candidate.