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Annual General Meeting

We are hereby giving notice that the Annual General Meeting of Purple Field Productions Ltd will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 16th October 2013 in the Village Hall, Stocklinch, nr. Whitelackington, Somerset, TA19 9JG.

The  AGM will be followed by a screening of out latest film “Support Us and We Will Be (Support Wi en Wi Go Be)” – a documentary addressing attitudes towards street children living in Sierra Leone.

Cousins, Anna and Juliet, in Sierra Leone

Anna and Juliet in Makeni, Sierra Leone

We look forward to seeing you on the evening and updating you on our various projects and plans.

10/10 Treks top £2,000

Last weekend PFP had another 2 teams do a 10/10 Trek.

Rob and Dena chose to ride a tandem around their 10 parishes. They agreed to this some time back and then questioned the wisdom of their decision when they remembered that they had not taken it out of the garage for a number of years.

Rob and Dena at Fivehead Parish Church
(Click the picture to see pictures of their other stops)

They had a great time cycling around south Somerset and managed to raise over £200.

John and Zoe walked 10 parishes west of Taunton. This was all the more courageous as Zoe did this with a purple-decked walker! They were met at various stops by friends who encouraged them along the way. Together, they raised over £150.

Zoe and John at Taunton Heritage Centre
(Click the picture to see pictures of their other stops)

So far, our teams have raised over £2,000 for the Malawi Film tour.

What is amazing to hear from each team that has completed a trek is how much they have enjoyed it and that they want to keep on being active. We would love to hear from others who would be prepared to do a trek or can recommend it to friends.

Our 10th Year Celebration!

It’s official! Purple Field Productions is now in its tenth year!

On 1st May 2014, Purple Field Productions turns ten and so we’re doing a year of celebrating. The aim is to raise funds for the distribution of our films in Malawi, in particular a film tour in the summer 2014. PFP will visit the villages and towns around Lake Malawi to show the films that we have made in Malawi to the local people. The joy of this tour is being able to take the films to places that have no electricity by means of our pedal-powered cinema.

Image showing amplifier, cable, projector and pedal-generator

Pedal-powered projector and sound

And so we’re encouraging people to get out and move for Malawi. Over 10 weekends through the year, there will be opportunities to do a 10/10 Trek, to visit ten parishes, cover at least ten miles and take at least one photo in each parish and we will put these on our Facebook channel.

The first two treks have already taken place early in May. Fiona Day and her family cycled around 10 villages in Somerset and have raised over £250. Jo and Neil Read also cycled around Somerset and have raised almost £300 for Malawi.

Jo Read at Isle Brewers in south Somerset

This coming weekend sees two more treks taking place. Paul and David are doing a trek in Cheshire and Josie and Noah are walking in East Somerset, around Frome.

Zeph and her husband have also registered to do a walking trek. They will be walking around their local area in West Somerset. More details of their trek will be on their JustGiving page.

The trek team – every one who has registered to do a 10/10 Trek – can be found on the JustGiving team page:

Please support our teams or, better still, do a trek for Malawi yourself.

Pedal-powered Christmas

Carrie-Anne Lewis and Electric Pedals are running a pedal-powered Christmas event in aid of PFP!

They have arranged two screenings of “Santa Claus: The Movie”, starring Dudley Moore, at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol on 18th December 2012 at 5.30pm and again at 8.30pm. For half an hour before each screening there will be live music; there will be mulled wine; and there will be the opportunity to help to power the film by riding one of the cycles.

The film is being held in the Big Top at the Tobacco Factory, so they recommend coming in warm clothing and something to wrap up in for the showing. Any queries regarding access or other requirements can be referred to Carrie-Anne at More information on the event is available here.

Tickets cost £5 for adults, £3 for children (under 12) and are available from Bristol Ticket Shop (click here). There will also be raffle in aid of PFP.

Exciting Evening of African Music in Ilminster

Chartwell Dutiro visits the Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster in aid of Purple Field Productions, 3rd November 2012 at 7:30pm

An Evening of African Music with Chartwell Dutiro

On Saturday evening, 3rd November 2012, Chartwell Dutiro, Zimbabwean-born musician, composer and instrumentalist will be playing at the Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster.  The concert will be a celebration of African music, voice and dance and is in aid of Purple Field Production’s work.

Chartwell is a world-class performer, known for his work on the mbira, and for the educational work he does promoting culture, music and dance. He has been based in the UK since 1994 and is involved in teaching music and dance, performing on various stages as well as in schools and communities to promote inter-cultural understanding, to educate people about Africa and different types of music, and to present new ideas and ways of thinking about life.