Screening venues – Carolina Film And Video Festival http://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 18:10:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-55.png Screening venues – Carolina Film And Video Festival http://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/ 32 32 Neighborhood Festival Manchester 2022 – tickets, lineup, venues and more https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/neighborhood-festival-manchester-2022-tickets-lineup-venues-and-more/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 08:47:57 +0000 https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/neighborhood-festival-manchester-2022-tickets-lineup-venues-and-more/ Characteristic Manc guide: the Heatons, the thriving suburb of Stockport Danny Jones While the likes of StockportThe revival of the ‘Old Town’ has seen the borough slowly come back to life in recent years, it’s easy to forget that it includes a number of attractive suburbs which have become increasingly popular destinations for living Greater […]]]>

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Manc guide: the Heatons, the thriving suburb of Stockport

Danny Jones

While the likes of StockportThe revival of the ‘Old Town’ has seen the borough slowly come back to life in recent years, it’s easy to forget that it includes a number of attractive suburbs which have become increasingly popular destinations for living Greater Manchester.

Besides the investment in the city center Merseyway shopping precinct and the opening of Redrock in 2017, many people have long stopped by places like Didsbury, Chorlton and Manchester city center in favor of SK’s best kept secret: the Heatons.

The Four Heatons – made up of Heaton Chapel, Mersey, Moor and Norris – are a collection of neighborhoods dotted around Stockport and located about 30 minutes from the city center that many locals may never have visited before .

With Heaton Chapel your favorite station and East Didsbury your nearest tram stop, it’s not hard to venture there, but what is there to do?

parks a lot

If these precious green spaces are what you are looking for, you will be spoiled for choice. Ironically, the famous Heaton Park is the only one not in the Heatons, but all of these are.

The first is Heaton Moor Park, a beautiful green space that dates back to 1894 and is still wonderfully maintained by local residents to this day. As well as the customary gardens and children’s play area, you can do everything from bird watching and group knitting to family bowling or running club.

Heaton Norris Park has bowling greens, tennis courts and football pitches if you’re looking to keep active, plus a playground for youngsters; Heaton Mersey Common is a pretty little pocket of natural green space with serene ponds and wildflower meadows, perfect for walking the dog.

But the fresh air doesn’t stop there: you also have Thornfield Park, Heaton Mersey Park & ​​Bowl, Marbury Road Park in Chapel; Maunders Field, Bowerfold Open Space and, perhaps the most popular of the lot, Mersey Valley Nature Park.

Nestled among the remnants of the old railways and bleaching works, Mersey Vale is a 2.5 mile loop that serves as the perfect place for a picnic, a riverside stroll or just to enjoy the wildlife, and the Trans Pennine Trail actually runs through the center of the reserve which sits along a serene stretch of the River Mersey.

Historic sites to see and lots to do

It’s not all grass and shrubbery, of course, the Four Heatons are steeped in history and culture thanks to their cheshire heritage and evolution under a Greater Manchester postcode.

The most historic monument is undoubtedly the emblematic Cinema of Savoywhich celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2023. Having nearly disappeared following a fire in 1953 and changing hands several times over the years, the Savoy at Heaton Moor has remained a proud local institution throughout.

It was closed for a major renovation at the end of 2014 but thankfully reopened a year later and continues to operate, showing all the latest releases as well as old classics adapted to the vintage aesthetic. They offer everything from private rentals to dementia friendly screenings – a real gem.

Another popular place is the Heatons Sports Club. It’s home to local cricket, rugby, tennis and lacrosse clubs, some dating back to 1879. Whether you want to get involved or just sit back and watch the sport live, either in front of you or on the TV, there is something to do every day. There’s also the Heaton Moor Gold Club just five minutes up the road if that’s your thing – perfect for birthdays, business events etc.

Speaking of the Sports Club, you also have Heatons Comedy Night the first Sunday of each month, the oldest of its kind in Stockport. Resident hosts Alun Cochrane and local comedy legend Justin Moorhouse have garnered a loyal following since its conception in 2010.

The best part is that it only gets bigger. With the likes of John Bishop, Sarah Millican, Joe Lycett, Romesh Ranganathan and more having already left audiences in awe, Moorhouse Comedy Night is one of the best places to catch both headlines and hits. top talent to come.

Purchases

Let’s talk shop. On the home and fashion side, you can find nifty little local shops like the Moo Shop and Bloom and Dots in Heaton Moor, not to mention one of the world’s most renowned wine bars, Cork of the North. You will certainly find many bottles to take home.

There is also Heaton Hops and The Beer Shop in Mersey. You won’t be surprised to know that they really do what they say on the box.

We were sad to hear Bernie’s grocery store closed in June 2022 but luckily their Altrincham site isn’t going anywhere; you also have plenty of alternatives and similar general store vibes thanks to Feed in Heaton Chapel and The Good Life in Heaton Mersey.

Finally, we can’t mention Heaton stores without mentioning Back’s Deli and beloved Mancunian chain, Martin’s Bakery: two of the best local staples that still guarantee the warm and friendly welcome of an independent business while providing a insane quality and consistency. .

And that brings us to the lifeblood of any good Manc destination: where to eat and drink.

There’s plenty of food and drink in the Heatons

From traditional wine bars and pubs to the upmarket fish restaurant hidden behind the counter of a local fishmonger, the Heatons have plenty to offer foodies looking for something new.

North Cork

This Heaton Moor wine shop and bar is known for its regular tasting events, which offer customers the chance to taste six delicious wines (three reds and three whites) along with a selection of complementary snacks, but you can reserve a table to sit, drink and graze at any time.

Easy Fish Co.

This quality fourth-generation fishmonger also has a restaurant tucked away behind its counter and serves all your chippy tea favourites, as well as satay monkfish and roast turbot, crab croquettes and herb-rolled tuna carpaccio.

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Originally a deli, this popular Heaton restaurant has a relaxed European atmosphere with a tapas menu served until 10pm. Throughout the day, you can also enjoy a selection of breakfast and lunch dishes that are suitable for both veg and meat eaters.

The cafeteria

This suburban tapas bar in the middle of Heaton Moor serves a great selection of Spanish gin, as well as traditional regional tapas and a range of imported wines and beers. From Spanish black pudding (morcilla) to zucchini ravioli stuffed with goat cheese, the choice is vast, mixing the typical with the unusual.

The plow on the moor

This cozy pub offers a great atmosphere, solid food and a regular quiz night every Thursday at 7pm, which has proven popular with young professionals in the area. Also dog-friendly, it’s known for its burgers and epic Sunday roasts with giant Yorkshire puddings.

This pizzeria

Widely considered the best pizza in Heaton Moor, if you fancy a little tomato and cheese this is the place to be.

Property

If one of the Heatons manages to put a spell on you and the prospect of a move arises, it’s worth knowing how much you plan to pay.

The average rent you would consider for a two-bed flat in Heaton Moor is around £931.98 per month and around the same amount in Heaton Mersey, according to Houses for sale and for rent.

As for Heaton Chapel, prices are slightly lower at around £815.75 pcm and Norris is even more affordable at around £755, according to Rentberry statistics from July 2022.

Credit: Mapio.fr – Park Row is one of the most scenic and desirable locations in all of the Four Heatons

Now if you were looking to buy four districts is a pretty wide search area but you’re easily looking north of £300,000 at Heaton Moor and Mersey but prices often top the £400,000 mark quite comfortably considering its up-and-coming reputation. A local say it MEN that she heard the area described as “Didsbury for those who really know Manchester”.

Again Norris and Chapel offer a cheaper option when it comes to the property market, with terraces being the most popular type of house and costing between £200,000 and £280,000. That being said, you can still land your forever home from around £270,000 to £330,000.

Of course, these prices are based on average estimates, but take them with caution as you may always end up paying more, especially in the current climate.

Nonetheless, whether you’re looking for a place to settle down or a part of Greater Manchester, you might still have given plenty of time to make the Heatons the next one you cross off your list.

You can consult our Manc’s guide to chinatown and the gay village now and, as always, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more neighborhood guides soon.

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Feature Image – Savoy Cinema Facebook / Backs Deli Instagram / Peter Fuller via Geograph.org.uk

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Adventure Cinema returns to Notts theaters with spooky Halloween screenings in October https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/adventure-cinema-returns-to-notts-theaters-with-spooky-halloween-screenings-in-october/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/adventure-cinema-returns-to-notts-theaters-with-spooky-halloween-screenings-in-october/ Hocus Pocus is just one of the films Adventure Cinema is showing this Halloween. Following its most successful 2022 summer season, Adventure Cinema has announced 39 outdoor cinema screenings at 13 venues nationwide, including Newstead Abbey and Wollaton Hall in Nottinghamshire. Whether under magical stars at breathtaking National Trust sites or beautiful rural estates, Adventure […]]]>
Hocus Pocus is just one of the films Adventure Cinema is showing this Halloween.

Following its most successful 2022 summer season, Adventure Cinema has announced 39 outdoor cinema screenings at 13 venues nationwide, including Newstead Abbey and Wollaton Hall in Nottinghamshire.

Whether under magical stars at breathtaking National Trust sites or beautiful rural estates, Adventure Cinema promises an enchanting Halloween experience for friends and families this October.

Go ahead and enjoy an outdoor movie this Halloween with Adventure Cinema.

For those who enjoy a bit of Halloween witchcraft, Adventure Cinema will host screenings of American fantasy Hocus Pocus (Newstead Abbey, October 26/Wollaton Hall, October 27). Almost 30 years old and starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker, it’s the perfect showing for younger audiences and those who love a Disney film.

Stepping up the scare factor, Adventure Cinema will also offer two cult classics, with screenings of vampire-filled The Lost Boys (Newstead Abbey, October 25) – complete with its acclaimed soundtrack, as well as psychological horror The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson. The tour will also include a one-time screening of the horror musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Wollaton Hall, October 28).

In October, relax in comfort in the great outdoors of Britain at one of Adventure Cinema’s unique and breathtaking locations. Whether you’re looking to relax with hot drinks and snacks with friends or enjoy a great family outing, Adventure Cinema destinations also offer a variety of on-site dining options.

From witches to vampires, monsters and more, Adventure Cinema’s Halloween extravaganza this October is not to be missed.

Ben Lovell, Co-Director of Adventure Cinema, commented: “After an incredible summer this year where we traveled across the country to stage Adventure Cinema’s biggest UK tour to date, we are delighted to welcome a special series of Halloween shows, in partnership with 13 unique and wonderful locations. There’s something for everyone, from family classics to spookier cult classics for older audiences, we look forward to welcoming those who enjoy the cinema and the great outdoors for a unique Halloween cinematic experience.

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Culture Night is set to take place at venues across Carlow and Kilkenny https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/culture-night-is-set-to-take-place-at-venues-across-carlow-and-kilkenny/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 05:32:26 +0000 https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/culture-night-is-set-to-take-place-at-venues-across-carlow-and-kilkenny/ There are a host of free events across Carlow and Kilkenny tonight for Culture Night. Attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, James Stephens Barracks, the Visual Museum and the Carlow County Museum are open to the public and offer a variety of entertainment. There is also plenty of music, art, poetry, and other cultural activities that […]]]>

There are a host of free events across Carlow and Kilkenny tonight for Culture Night.

Attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, James Stephens Barracks, the Visual Museum and the Carlow County Museum are open to the public and offer a variety of entertainment.

There is also plenty of music, art, poetry, and other cultural activities that locals can go, see, and participate in.

The fun starts across the country at 4 p.m. – complete program – with staggered departures throughout the evening.

To Carlow

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The county’s first offerings from 4 p.m. come in the form of Botanical Painting with Breda Malone at the Community Garden An Gairdin Beo, the Irish Wheelchair Association in the town of Carlow are hosting workshops in art and pottery, creative writing, readings and more at Teach Fáilte while Made in Carlow invites you to its premises in Tullow Street for painting, sculpture, crafts, music and poetry. Add to that Joan Coen’s an Open Studio on Kilkenny Road is also starting up.

From 4:30 p.m., Trudi Doyle opens its art studio in Crecrin, Ballyconnell, Tullow while at Bagenalstown Library you will find historical drama performance The winter dress.

Carlow County Museum hosts a special exhibition “On my honor, I will try…” on Scouting in Carlow, 90+ – you’ll find it in the O’Hanrahan Gallery from 5pm.

Creative processes Carlow has Dry needle felting taster events at their premises in Kilcoole, Rathoe from 5.30pm.

There is a introduction to cinema with the ULAB studio from 6 p.m. at Therry Hall, Carlow College. Visual Carlow will unveil its Fall/Winter season of events. In the meantime, Carlow College of Music showcases some of the county’s youngest talent at the Carlow Library.

Family painting workshops can be enjoyed from 7pm at Visual Carlow.

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Carlow Storytellers display their talents from 7:30 p.m. at the Carlow Library.

St Mary’s Church in Ireland has expressions of Carlow Arts and Culture: Piano Recital from 20h.

From 8:30 p.m. to Visual Carlow you are invited to join Áine Donohoe on button accordion, Lisa De Buitléir on violin, Megan Mcdonald on concertina and Jack Gladney on guitar. At the same time, a small ensemble of singers, instrumentalists, friends and former associates of Aspiro come together to perform as ‘bis’ at Tully’s Bar on Tullow Street.

Then, late night entertainment in the form of an evening of improvised background music by The Spinning Boy with drummer Bryan O’Connell at the TBA Pop Up, 59 Dublin Street. It’s from 10 p.m.

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In Kilkenny

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4pm departures in Kilkenny include youth workshops at Tada! theater school at the Thomastown Community Center, you can catch the starvation experience at the MacDonagh Junction shopping center while Knitted together exhibition route takes you on a tour of a number of locations in the city with workshops on La Parade from 4.30 p.m.

Also from 4:30 p.m., the premises of the Design Crafts Council of Ireland in Thomastown welcome Jail Birds – an evening of jewelry and metalwork.

You can stop to explore Rothe House and Gardens from 5 p.m., Essie May’s Yoga Studio on Kieran Street offers botanical mandalas and KCAT in Callan has theatrical entertainment and eco-artistic explorations.

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MacDonagh Junction Mall Hosts Resilience from 6 p.m. examining the complexity and strength of the human condition in the face of adversity – and how it prevails. At a time, Kilkenny CastleThe period rooms can be enjoyed and block party at Butler Gallery features live DJs in the gardens, a late-night entry to Kevin Atherton: The Return and Showcase by youth collective Youth, Ecology, Art. While there is an evening of music, heritage and art to Ionad Lachtain, Freshford.

Butler House and Garden invites you from 6:30 p.m. to Design and paint a tile workshop. While Kilkenny Castle has live medieval and Renaissance music in the image gallery.

James Stephens Army Barracks begins a visit to his enclosed village from 7 p.m. You will also find Children’s film and animation, a screening of short films from young people across the country at the Waterford Road studios of the Young Irish Film Makers. And Poetry by the wheelbarrow starts at Mick Doyle’s Pub in Graignamanagh.

Clogh Writers will host festivities at the Moneenroe Community Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. themed around coal mining and local culture. In Freshford, St Lachtain’s Church presents Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Craobh Osrai presenting an hour-long entertainment show of Irish music, song, dance and storytelling, featuring Ceoltóirí Kilkenny and guests.

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Here’s what to expect in the final days of the Surry Thrills festival https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/heres-what-to-expect-in-the-final-days-of-the-surry-thrills-festival/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 05:57:10 +0000 https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/heres-what-to-expect-in-the-final-days-of-the-surry-thrills-festival/ There’s something very appealing about hopping between some of Sydney’s best restaurants, bars and cultural spots without walking more than five minutes in any direction. And in the part of Surry Hills bordered roughly by Wentworth Avenue, Campbell Street and Oxford Street, that’s exactly what you can do. And the new Surry Thrills festival aims […]]]>

There’s something very appealing about hopping between some of Sydney’s best restaurants, bars and cultural spots without walking more than five minutes in any direction. And in the part of Surry Hills bordered roughly by Wentworth Avenue, Campbell Street and Oxford Street, that’s exactly what you can do. And the new Surry Thrills festival aims to celebrate this beating heart of downtown.

We’re over a week away from the festival – but that means there’s over a week of good times to go, at venues such as the Ace Hotel, Alberto’s Lounge, Golden Age Cinema & Bar, the Hotel Hollywood, the Pellegrino 2000 and more.

Here’s what to expect during the last 10 days of the festival.

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A revival of the kitchen at Alberto’s Lounge
Rosheen Kaul, head chef at Etta hot restaurant in Melbourne, and author of a recently published cookbook Chinese-ish, takes over the kitchen of Alberto’s Lounge for one night only (September 27). And it’s bound to be a riot – she’ll put a “Chinese” twist on Alberto’s Italian menu. Tickets also include paired drinks, live DJ sets and conversations with the chef led by journalist Myffy Rigby.

Free Gildas G&Ts
You read correctly. Head for a snack at Firedoor’s new Basque-inspired Lennox Hastie wine bar, and you’ll get a free Xoriguer Mahon G&T. All you have to do is mention that you’re in for a thrill. It is open from Tuesday to Saturday.

very happy hours
Here’s an idea: make it a night out and jump between all the fun happy hours on offer during Surry Thrills. Start your evening at Pellegrino 2000 from 4-5pm. It offers $5 beers, $9 spritzes, and $10 Negronis, plus snacks including a $5 focaccia with truffle butter, $9 eggplant fritti, and $10 cheese. . Then, head to the DOC between 5 and 7 p.m. for aperitif hour – Roman style, snacks are on the house and the Italo disco tracks will be on high rotation. Kill a few hours (perhaps by having a Harry’s karaoke session), then end your night at the Ace Hotel’s late-night happy hour (11 p.m. to midnight), with spritzes and poutine at $12. And on Sundays, Ricos Tacos pops up at Tio’s – you’ll find $5 tacos, Margaritas and Grifter beers.

An evening at the hotel at Harry’s
It’s pretty much a complete takeover of Harry’s, from its bar to its dining room and even its hotel rooms. Its suites have been transformed into private karaoke rooms where you can stream your favorite karaoke tunes and enjoy the spoils of a well-stocked minibar. Plus, order drinks and snacks from the pub below until the wee hours.

There’s also an immersive Technicolor installation by artist Rosie Deacon in Harry’s Restaurant. Step inside and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a forest from another world.

Thrillers at Golden Age Cinema
This Friday and next Friday, Golden Age is showing scary movies. September 23 captures Thesilenceofthelambs and Zodiacand on September 30 you can catch rear window.

bottomless alcohol
Get fried chicken and bottomless booze (with a choice of Chandon blanc de blanc, Veuve Clicquot or Hennessy iced tea) in butter every day. And Shaffa does a bottomless brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. – for $70 you’ll get fish tartare, marinated flank steak, tabbouleh and more, and for another $37 you’ll get 90 minutes of rosé bottomless or beer.

Maximum Music
There are a host of concerts at Harry’s, with sets from Nina Las Vegas, Fleetmac Wood, Wax’o Paradiso, Astral People and more. Also find the Sunday jazz sets at the Golden Age from 3 p.m. And Soda Factory has a lineup of explosive parties: there’s a Nirvana tribute on September 22, karaoke backed by a live band on September 28, and an Abba tribute on September 29. Plus, regular live music at the Hollywood Hotel.

The Spice School in Chin Chin
Learn how to harness Thai flavors alongside Chin Chin Executive Chef Ben Cooper on September 25. The course will be followed by the restaurant’s express Feed Me menu, as well as a cocktail to match.

Exhibitions galore
China Heights features two exceptional new exhibitions: the latest collection of original drawings by Iranian-American artist Rahill Jamalifard, based in New York, and the most recent work by Sydney artist Mickey Hart, inspired by rock formations. coasts and the human body.

At Piermarq there is an exhibition of new works by American artist Doug Argue, demonstrating his skill in brushwork and layering via 11 works in oil on linen and canvas.

A lobster lunch at Nomad
Nomad offers a Surry Thrills lunch menu daily. It’s $190 without champagne or $220 with Michel Gonet champagne, and includes dinner’s beloved wood-fired flatbread with Persian lime and acacia-seed za’atar, lobster over drink and an olive oil ice cream sandwich.

Surry Thrills runs until September 30.

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Large screens in public parks and venues across the UK to show Queen’s funeral https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/large-screens-in-public-parks-and-venues-across-the-uk-to-show-queens-funeral/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 10:59:12 +0000 https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/large-screens-in-public-parks-and-venues-across-the-uk-to-show-queens-funeral/ The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said the historic occasion will be staged in various locations – from Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park to London’s Hyde Park and Coleraine Town Hall in Northern Ireland. North. Around 125 cinemas across the UK will also screen the event – along with Sky News, ITV and the BBC […]]]>

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said the historic occasion will be staged in various locations – from Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park to London’s Hyde Park and Coleraine Town Hall in Northern Ireland. North.

Around 125 cinemas across the UK will also screen the event – along with Sky News, ITV and the BBC for people watching from home.

Two thousand guests are expected to attend the Queen’s funeral in person at Westminster Abbey, which begins at 11am.

Thousands are expected to watch the royal funeral on the big screen at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh

The Queen’s coffin will be moved from the Palace of Westminster 15 minutes before, and the event will be followed by a two-minute nationwide silence at 11:55 a.m.

A public procession will begin at 12:15 p.m. as the Queen’s coffin makes the 1.5-mile journey from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch in London.

The coffin will then be transported by state hearse to Windsor in Berkshire, where the Queen will be laid to rest.

Local screenings will take place in places such as:

– Cathedral Square, Sheffield, West Yorkshire.

– Centenary Square, Birmingham, Midlands.

– Bitts Park, Carlisle, Cumbria.

– Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.

– Coleraine Town Hall, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

– Bedford Grain Exchange, Bedfordshire.

– Centenary Square, Birmingham, West Midlands.

– Bradford Cathedral, West Yorkshire.

– University Square, Coventry, West Midlands.

– Northernhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon.

– Sandy Park Conference Centre, Exeter, Devon.

– Exeter City Football Club, Devon.

– Millennium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

– Manchester Cathedral, Lancashire.

– Old Eldon Square, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear.

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Evolv Security Screening Tech Sees Success Among Sports Venues https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/evolv-security-screening-tech-sees-success-among-sports-venues/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 17:02:53 +0000 https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/evolv-security-screening-tech-sees-success-among-sports-venues/ Before joining IA weapons detection company Evolv, John Baier spent 15 years running the sales and ticketing departments at Barclays Center and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, the parent company of the Nets and Liberty. It saw venues go cashless and abandon paper tickets for smartphones, but the process of securing fans entering arenas via metal […]]]>

Before joining IA weapons detection company Evolv, John Baier spent 15 years running the sales and ticketing departments at Barclays Center and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, the parent company of the Nets and Liberty. It saw venues go cashless and abandon paper tickets for smartphones, but the process of securing fans entering arenas via metal detectors seemed like a stuck in time aspect.

“I would say the one area that for a moment you just assumed would never evolve in quotes is safety,” said Baier, who became Evolv’s vice president of sports. last November. “It was just a necessary evil that everyone was dealing with. When you went to a game, it was an assumed evil that you were going to wait in that line. You knew when you walked in, unless you arrived very early, you were waiting in this line.

How Evolv’s Security Technology Works

Evolv’s computer vision sensors are trained to detect threats, such as bombs or guns, by analyzing the shapes, sizes and density of objects as fans walk through its security system. Fans are advised to keep items in their pockets, such as phones, keys, wallets, etc., as they generally walk through Evolv without breaking stride or forming a big line.

NFL stadiums using Evolv this season include:

  • SoFi Stadium (Los Angeles Rams and Chargers)
  • Nissan Stadium (Tennessee Titans)
  • FirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland Browns)
  • Gillette Stadium (New England Patriots)
  • Bank of America Stadium (Carolina Panthers)
  • Acrisure Stadium (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta Falcons)

The New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, and Chicago Cubs are among the MLB teams that use Evolv at their venues, as well as the Columbus Crew in MLS.

Just one Evolve The two-way unit can scan up to 3,500 walking people per hour, a rate that 10 traditional metal detectors at sports stadiums would typically be required to match, according to Baier. Evolv’s research shows that about 90 out of 100 fans walk through its systems without triggering an alert for additional security screening. Teams can change settings on Evolv’s machines through company software, usually from an iPad, to increase or decrease Evolv’s AI sensitivity levels to identify something like potentially dangerous.

“We like to assume that the majority of people go to these games and that these sites aren’t looking to cause harm or contain harmful items,” Baier said. “The sensors that are in the machine [Evolv] are not only looking for metal, they are looking for shapes, sizes, densities, and really determining, is it a potential threat or not? “, he adds.

“For the 5-10% of people who trigger the system, a picture is then taken of that person and the person performing the secondary screen can see that there is a highlighted box around the left pocket or right ankle. of that person, so that’s also a very specific area. It makes the secondary process a lot easier for the staff, it’s not about sweeping your whole body,” says Baier. “We’re eliminating the process of taking decision of the human element, and the machine tells them there is something you need to check.”

Improve the fan experience

SportTechie sent a follow-up email to Evolv, which reported more than $9 million in revenue in the second quarter of 2022 with a net loss of $25.7 million, Ask the company if they pay money to teams as part of their stadium partnerships. “For some customers, the partnership includes marketing initiatives,” Evolv responded in a statement.

“As well as being safer, which is our number one priority, Evolv Express is also a better experience for the fans,” Baier told SportTechie. “If fans have a better experience they are likely to attend more games, if they are in the arena or stadium earlier are they more likely to buy more food and drink or buy more retail products and merchandise.”

Evolv uses sensors, AI and cloud computing to detect security threats.

Evolv went public on Nasdaq last year. Bill Gates, Peyton Manning, Andre Agassi, Joe Torre and Theo Epstein are among the company’s investors. Mercedes Benz-Stadium, home of the Falcons and Atlanta United FC, enters its second NFL season with Evolv fully installed. The stadium is sprawling with 15 Evolv units bolted into the ground near its entrance gates – a major reduction from the 140 traditional magnetometer metal detectors previously used per game at Mercedes Benz Stadium, according to the vice president of security from its parent company AMB Sports + Entertainment. Joe Coomer. The Falcons first tested two Evolv units for fan entry during games in the 2020 NFL season.

“A Garrett or the CEIA depending on the setting could be 300 to 400 [people] an hour,” Coomer says, referring to two brands of metal detectors. “While the Evolv units, we can run them up to 3,500 people per hour, so the throughput is so much higher. Recognizing how many pass magnetometers we’ve been able to replace with a single Evolv unit and the amount of he space it has saved us is probably the greatest achievement.

Fan surveys conducted by AMB Sports in 2020 revealed that many fans did not want Mercedes Benz stadium staff to touch their items amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “So we had this deal – the fans said don’t touch my stuff and I had this team that said I didn’t want to touch anything. And the solution to that was Evolv,” Coomer explains.

Mercedes Benz-Stadium is entering its second NFL season with Evolv.

Mercedes Benz-Stadium is entering its second NFL season with Evolv.

Coomer has led security for the Falcons and Atlanta United since 2015, and he is one of eight NFL team representatives to serve on the league’s stadium safety and fan conduct committee. Prior to Evolv, approximately 22% of fans passing through Mercedes Benz Stadium triggered alerts at the entrance gates with the old metal detectors. Now only around 6-8% of stadium fans trigger Evolv’s alerts for further screening.

“[Evolv’s] allowed us to really focus on real alerts versus nuisance alarms, where many traditional metal detectors wore steel-toed boots, dazzling jeans; sometimes it’s the buckle of the belt,” says Coomer.

The bag Politics at Mercedes Benz Stadium limits the size of non-transparent bags to 4.5″ x 6.5″, and all larger bags must be transparent and no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ inches. Evolv sends updates Software updates to its system about once a quarter, and umbrellas are something the machine’s AI has learned to identify better at Mercedes Benz.

“The metal cylinder on the umbrella, Evolv was like, it’s a gun barrel. And we were like, Yeah, I think it’s something that equates to that,” Coomer says. us that this is not the case? I think Evolv has done a good job of improving the identification processes, malleability and [knowing] what kind of frequency that metal was at. Just like stepper magnetometers, you can delimit parameters. You can do the Secret Service setting where not a single piece of metal goes through, you can set it to a point where it searches for large metal objects, larger guns versus smaller guns. What’s great about Evolv is that we can adjust these settings.

Evolv teams up with other frictionless stadium technologies

Mercedes Benz Stadium, as well as Mets, Browns and Crew stadiums, are all equipped with opt-in facial recognition ticketing from Evolv and Wicket at select entrance gates.

“Stadiums with our two technologies can sort of overlap them,” says Baier. “It’s more of a process integration. But we work very well together. It’s sort of the future of this input experience.

Prior to Evolv, approximately 22% of fans passing through Mercedes Benz Stadium triggered alerts at the entrance gates with the old metal detectors. Now only around 6-8% of stadium fans trigger Evolv’s alerts for further screening.

Evolv’s entry experience was so smooth that some pocket-stuffed fans at Mercedes Benz Stadium were left baffled. The Falcons had to add signage and messages to the stadium telling fans not to remove items such as phones, keys and wallets from their pockets.

“We were getting comments from the fans, and they’re like, I wasn’t even searched when I walked into the stadium. And we’re like, actually, you did it and you didn’t even know it,” says Coomer “I think the behavior is going to change over time, kind of like after 9/11 there’s been a lot of, okay, everybody getting patted down, or getting punched or going through the magnetometer of passing through the airport. And I think we’re going through this next evolution of conditioning now.

“It’s almost like the sci-fi movies of the past come true, where we ask you to keep all these things on you and we’re actually warned if there’s a real threat to that person,” Coomer adds. . .

The Evolv system can scan up to 4,000 people per hour and does not require those initially scanned to remove items such as keys, wallets or backpacks during screening.

The Evolv system can scan up to 4,000 people per hour and does not require those initially scanned to remove items such as keys, wallets or backpacks during screening.

Coomer thinks that “in the next five years it would be strange not to see Evolv” at a typical sporting event. The company has also installed its security system at various museums, shopping malls, theme parks and schools in Atlanta and Charlotte.

“What we really want sports to be a catalyst for as well is if you’re the superintendent of a school district, or if you work in a hospital or in a large office building,” Baier said. “And you go to one of the places where we are and you go through our system, and say you know what might work for my school, or might work for the hospital that I work in.”

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How will this affect arts and entertainment venues? https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/how-will-this-affect-arts-and-entertainment-venues/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 10:45:00 +0000 https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/how-will-this-affect-arts-and-entertainment-venues/ A number of arts and entertainment venues – including cinemas and art galleries – announced their closure on Monday, but some will remain open or change their schedule. King Charles III approved the day of his mother’s funeral as a public holiday during his proclamation ceremony on Saturday. The holiday will mark the last day […]]]>

A number of arts and entertainment venues – including cinemas and art galleries – announced their closure on Monday, but some will remain open or change their schedule.

King Charles III approved the day of his mother’s funeral as a public holiday during his proclamation ceremony on Saturday. The holiday will mark the last day of the period of national mourning.

The Queen’s funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19.

Government guidance says: “Organizations may choose to close on the day of the state funeral, but there is no obligation to do so and this is at the discretion of individual organisations.”

Some sites in Aberdeen and Inverness have taken the decision to close for the day or part of the day. Here’s everything you need to know about Monday’s closings:

Not all venues will close for the Queen’s funeral. Pictured is Her Majesty’s Theatre. Photo by Kenny Elrick.

Cinemas

All cineworld‘s UK cinemas – including its two Aberdeen branches – will be closed on Monday.

Aberdeen Independent Cinema Belmont Cinema will also be closed.

Meanwhile, seen, on Shiprow, will broadcast the live broadcast of the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Seats will be free and the cinema’s retail offer will be limited to free bottled water during the broadcast, with no other snacks or beverages available for purchase. No other content will air on Monday.

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance here.

On Monday, September 19, our UK venues will broadcast the live broadcast of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. …

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Libraries, galleries and museums

Aberdeen City Council has announced that local libraries, galleries and museums will be closed on the day of the royal funeral.

This means that Aberdeen Archives, Gallery & Museums – which operates Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Cowdray Hall and Provost Skene’s House – will be closed and reopen on Tuesday 20 September.

Theater and music

Aberdeen Performing Arts

Aberdeen Performing Arts – which runs Her Majesty’s Theatre, Music Hall and Lemon Tree – has confirmed that all of its venues will be closed. There were no shows scheduled for HMT or the Music Hall, but Starsailor’s concert at the Lemon Tree will be postponed. It will now take place on Tuesday, September 20.

Wonder Hoose — a new pop-up performing arts venue in the Marischal College quadrangle — also canceled its “Local Music Night: Ben Lee Collett & Monza Express” event on Monday.

The Tivoli Theater

The Guild Street Hall has no performances scheduled for Monday. Ricky Ross will take the Tivoli stage on Tuesday as scheduled. You can read our interview with the Deacon Blue singer here.

Not all venues will close for the Queen's funeral.  Pictured is the Tivoli Theatre.
The Tivoli Theatre. Photo by Paul Glendell.
Aberdeen Arts Center

Similarly, Aberdeen Arts Center has no scheduled performances on the day of the Queen’s funeral.

Inverness: Eden Court

Eden Court in Inverness has announced that its venues will be closed during the day on Monday but will open at 5.15pm and their scheduled evening performances – including Ocean Film Festival World Tour – will continue. Click here to see which Eden Court events are taking place on Monday, September 19.

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Risks of infection put theaters and cultural venues on alert https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/risks-of-infection-put-theaters-and-cultural-venues-on-alert/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 07:15:00 +0000 https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/risks-of-infection-put-theaters-and-cultural-venues-on-alert/ Some cultural venues, including theaters and cinemas in Shanghai, have stepped up pandemic control and prevention measures from Sunday. People who attend a film screening or cultural performance in the city must now present a negative nucleic acid test result within 48 hours. Proof of 24-hour testing or an on-site antigen self-test is invalid. Cultural […]]]>

Some cultural venues, including theaters and cinemas in Shanghai, have stepped up pandemic control and prevention measures from Sunday.

People who attend a film screening or cultural performance in the city must now present a negative nucleic acid test result within 48 hours. Proof of 24-hour testing or an on-site antigen self-test is invalid.

Cultural venues and cinemas, including the Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai Concert Hall, Majestic Theatre, Suning Cinema and Jinyi Cinema, have already posted the notice of the new audience requirements on their websites and their WeChat accounts.

Before entering the halls, the public must scan the hall code and have their temperature checked.

It is forbidden to eat and drink inside the theaters. Theater workers will also patrol during screenings and remind people to wear masks.

Jin Renbiao, an official at the Shanghai Grand Theater, said it would keep its maximum capacity for each performance at around 50 percent to ensure a safe distance for spectators.

Previously, the city required a negative 72-hour PCR report to enter cultural venues in line with other public spaces. The stricter regulations are to deal with increased infection risks during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, which falls on Saturday.

Shanghai found no new community COVID-19 infections on Saturday. But during the central quarantine, one confirmed patient and seven local asymptomatic infections were reported, and a residential area in Jing’an district was listed as a medium-risk area.

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London arts venues closed due to Queen’s death https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/london-arts-venues-closed-due-to-queens-death/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 14:12:04 +0000 https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/london-arts-venues-closed-due-to-queens-death/ J he UK has been plunged into a state of national mourning following the Queen’s death on Thursday September 8, joining people around the world who remember Her Majesty. A period of mourning for Britons, lasting 10 days, will include official events, such as the funeral of the late monarch and the coronation of King […]]]>
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he UK has been plunged into a state of national mourning following the Queen’s death on Thursday September 8, joining people around the world who remember Her Majesty.

A period of mourning for Britons, lasting 10 days, will include official events, such as the funeral of the late monarch and the coronation of King Charles, along with both national holidays.

Out of respect for these dark times, and particularly on these momentous occasions, businesses across the UK may choose to shut down operations for the day – or longer.

And the London art world is no exception, with many venues paying homage to the Queen.

Which London theaters will be closed for the Queen’s death?

Theatres, museums and galleries have no obligation to close for the next 10 days.

Under Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) guidelines, theatrical performances can continue on the evening of the Queen’s death and during the 10-day mourning period.

Arts venues in London and the UK may observe a day of remembrance when the date of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral is announced, although individual establishments differ in their policies.

A statement from the Cabinet Office said: “Public museums, galleries or similar places are not required to close during the period of national mourning.

“Organizations may choose to close on the day of the state funeral, however, there is no obligation to do so, and it is at the discretion of each organization.

Dim lights and a minute’s silence will be accompanied by the national anthem in many venues, as tributes to royal heritage pour in.

On Thursday 8 September, the Royal Opera House closed its doors and canceled the opening night of Don Giovanni and the Insights: Aida party.

Alex Beard, CEO of the Royal Opera House, said: “We are extremely saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“His sponsorship of the Royal Opera House has been a source of great pride for all our performers and staff, and his longstanding support of the arts has been deeply appreciated.

“We send our deepest condolences to all the other members of the Royal Family at this very sad time for the whole country.”

The Opera will also be closed on the day of the state funeral, the date of which has not yet been announced.

The BBC’s Last Night of the Proms party and the Mercury Awards ceremony have also been cancelled.

Productions such as Hamilton, Mary Poppins, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Les Miserables have also presented messages of condolence and respect for the royal family.

Outside London, the Royal Shakespeare Company has announced a public viewing of the state funeral at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, with the date to follow. All ages are welcome to the paid event.

Which museums and galleries in London will be closed?

The Royal Collection Trust has closed galleries at Buckingham Palace and other areas. Their online ticket offices and call centers have been closed – with tickets to be refunded.

From September 9 to 16, the Royal Albert Hall – of which Queen Elizabeth II was patron – will close completely.

The British Museum plans to close on the day of the Queen’s funeral, with all events canceled during the mourning period.

The Tate Modern and all galleries within the Tate will join others in their closure on National Day.

On September 9 and 16, the V&A will close early, at 5:45 p.m., as a sign of respect.

The team said: “The Trustees and staff of the Victoria and Albert Museum are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle.

“As the world mourns the loss of our highly respected and beloved monarch, the V&A sends its deepest condolences to the Royal Family, including our Royal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.”

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Wildscreen unveils six natural world film premieres in Bristol theaters in October https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/wildscreen-unveils-six-natural-world-film-premieres-in-bristol-theaters-in-october/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 07:51:20 +0000 https://carolinafilmandvideofestival.org/wildscreen-unveils-six-natural-world-film-premieres-in-bristol-theaters-in-october/ from Bristol Wildscreen Festival returns next month for its first in-person event since 2018, October 10-14. Renowned for its Panda Awards and for providing a forum for the greatest filmmakers, storytellers and conservationists of the natural world, Wildscreen also offers the opportunity to see some of the best new movies. Tickets are on sale now […]]]>

from Bristol Wildscreen Festival returns next month for its first in-person event since 2018, October 10-14. Renowned for its Panda Awards and for providing a forum for the greatest filmmakers, storytellers and conservationists of the natural world, Wildscreen also offers the opportunity to see some of the best new movies. Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 Official Selection program, which includes six premieres accompanied by Q&As with the filmmakers. The screenings take place at the Cube and on the former IMAX giant screen of the Bristol Aquarium. Eyes down for all the details:

Lynx

Cinema Cube, Monday October 10, 7 p.m.

Swiss filmmaker Laurent Geslin traces the wild daily life of a lynx family through the seasons. He will be present for a Q&A after the screening.

My garden with a thousand bees

Cinema Cube, Tuesday October 11, 7 p.m.

Panda Award nominated in five categories, famed Bristol wildlife cameraman Martin Dohrn’s lockdown film focuses on bees in his urban garden, revealing many fascinating stories. Martin and director Dave Allen will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening.

Jaguaretê – Avá – Pantanal in flames

Bristol Aquarium, Friday, October 14, 3 p.m.

Wildlife filmmaker Lawrence Wahba explores the ecological disaster caused by the worst wildfires in the history of Brazil’s Pantanal World Natural Heritage Site, recording the efforts of firefighters, vets, researchers, villagers and volunteers to save animal lives and protect the biome. Lawrence and producer Jefferson Pedace will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening.

Panteras – Living with feral cats

Bristol Aquarium, Friday, October 14, 6:30 p.m.

Spanish filmmaker Andoni Canela offers a different take on big cats, through his son Unai’s adventures across four continents. Andoni and Unai will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening, along with producer José María Morales.

mother of the sea

Bristol Aquarium, Saturday October 15, 3 p.m.

Nicholas Brown’s short film based on the Inuit folktale about the dangers of disrespecting nature updates this “living history” to incorporate plastic pollution and climate change. Screened in double program with . . .

Miwene

Bristol Aquarium, Saturday October 15, 3 p.m.

In a documentary filmed over ten years, Anita Yeti tells her own coming-of-age story as a young Waorani woman living deep in the Amazon rainforest. She is the granddaughter of one of the last former Waorani, who lived in complete isolation before any outside contact. The film captures her transition from a quiet teenager to a confident young mother at a watershed moment for her culture and the rainforest. Co-director Keith Heyward will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening.

I’m capable

Bristol Aquarium, Saturday October 15, 6:30 p.m.

A short film about women directed by an all-female crew, I Am Capable tells the story of Amira Patel, who set out to create a safe space for Muslim women outdoors in the English countryside. She founded the group Wanderlust Women and found a love for wild swimming during lockdown. Director Roxy Furman will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening, which is part of a doubleheader with . . .

Exposure

Bristol Aquarium, Saturday October 15, 6:30 p.m.

Unexpectedly and against all odds, a Muslim chaplain, a French biologist, a Qatari princess and eight other women from the Arab world and the West attempt to ski through the melting Arctic ice to the North Pole. Led by veteran polar explorer Felicity Aston, they navigate between frostbite and polar bear threats, sexism and self-doubt in an intimate story of resilience, survival and global citizenship. Members of the expedition team may be present for this screening (to be confirmed).

Wildscreen would like to add that the screenings are supported by the BFI Film Audience Network, which grants funds from the National Lottery in order to bring these films to more audiences in the South West. Tickets are now on sale here.

Main image: Lynx. Provided by Wildscreen

Read more: Local productions dominate nominations for this year’s Wildscreen Festival Panda Awards

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