Arts centres partner with Cinemagic for free film screenings in aid of Foodbanks

Arts centres partner with Cinemagic for free film screenings in aid of Foodbanks

Wed, September 06, 2023

Roe Valley Arts Centre and Flowerfield Arts Centre have teamed up with Cinemagic for two special film screenings which will support the vital work of local Foodbanks.

This Saturday, 9th September, Roe Valley Arts Centre will screen The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales. This heartwarming animated film turns farm life upside down as it introduces you to a quirky cast of characters. Meet a fox with unexpected motherly instincts, a rabbit who takes on stork duties, and a duck with a Christmas dream. In this uproarious tale, the tranquil countryside isn't quite what it seems.

On Saturday, 23rd September, Flowerfield Arts Centre will screen Ernest and Celestine.  In this enchanting, animated tale two unlikely companions, a young mouse named Celestine and a gentle bear named Ernest, embark on an extraordinary adventure. As they evade the watchful eyes of the law, their heartwarming friendship blossoms, challenging the norms of their world.

Audience members are asked to bring along non-perishable food and other essential items which will be distributed to local families instead of paying an entry fee.

The initiative is part of Cinemagic’s Young Audiences Support Foodbanks scheme, which Flowerfield Arts Centre first took part in in the summer of 2021. Throughout 2022, the scheme collectively generated over 1.5 tonnes of donations for Foodbanks across Northern Ireland.

If you want to join us for these special events, pre-book your ticket by going to or and bring along your foodbank items on the day.

Please note tickets must be pre-booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

Foodbanks would be particularly grateful to receive - tinned sweetcorn, UHT milk, jam, fruit juice, coffee, super noodles, men’s razors & shaving gel, ladies’ deodorant.

Please check that items are in date and have an expiry of 1-3 months.

Food donated at the Flowerfield screening will support Causeway Foodbank, while the Roe Valley screening will support Limavady Community Development Initiative (LCDI) Foodbank.