King-size screen is yours to hire

By Sam Hall in Community News

COMMUNITIES in Teignbridge will be able to put on top entertainment for residents and showcase some of its finest work on the big screen – thanks to Teignbridge Council.

The authority has bagged itself a new £95,000 mobile mega-screen which can be hired by community groups and organisations to broadcast films, sporting events and more.

The 5.1m by 2.8m TV will also be available for commercial opportunities.

Teignbridge got the screen after securing £537,000 worth of funding from the Arts Council as part of the Pavilions Teignmouth project.

The rest of the money has been spent on audio and visual equipment in the Pavilions.

Cllr Doug Hellier Laing, the council’s executive member for economy, skills and tourism, said: ‘We are delighted to bring the big screen to Teignbridge.

‘It has the power to provide accessible, family-friendly entertainment for residents and visitors to places within our district.

‘Made possible by Arts Council funding, it has the potential to open up opportunities that showcase local events and take the visual arts to the heart of our communities.’

The council is currently testing the screen and working on arranging ticketing systems and logistics ahead of putting it out for public use later this year.

Before making it available, Teignbridge is keen to hear from anyone who would be interested in hiring the screen by emailing economyandassets @teignbridge.

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