2019 Education Events at Belmont Filmhouse

Queen of Katwe

Film still from Queen of Katwe - Phiona smiles at her chess coach

Thursday 23 May from 10:30 - 12:45

2h4min • £3/Teachers free • PG • Suitable P4-S4 • Advisory: scenes of emotional upset • Literacy: English, Health & Wellbeing: MESP, Media

We commemorate Africa Day with a special screening of Disney’s Queen of Katwe - the extraordinary true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl growing up selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose life is transformed when she discovers a gift for the game of chess, going onto become an unlikely international champion.

Vibrant and hugely enjoyable, Queen of Katwe opens up a world that may seem alien to many of us, Katwe is the largest of eight slums in Kampala, Uganda - one of the poorest and most troubled countries in the world.

While Queen of Katwe is an uplifting story of determination against the odds, the film does not gloss over the harsher aspects of slum life, hardships that infect Phiona and her family's lives are never far away, capturing what life is really like living in the slums.

This is an excellent film for any classes studying Africa as a topic, and we can provide resources to continue learning around the film back in the classroom!

CPD Workshops for Teachers

Brought to us by our friends at Into Film, these CPD sessions are excellent for any teachers who want to use film in the classroom.

Wellbeing: Staying Safe Online

Wed 15 May from 4.30pm - 6.30pm • £15 • Belmont Filmhouse

Created by Into Film, in association with Childnet international, Wellbeing: Staying Safe Online training will introduce you to the importance of cyber-safety for an online generation. You will take part in a range of active film watching and practical filmmaking tasks which can be used to support discussion on themes, issues and questions about ways to stay safe online. Brought to Belmont Filmhouse by our friends at Into Film, places for this workshop can be booked via Into Film’s Eventbrite.  

For more information or to book places for our screenings please contact me via email – nicola.whyte@belmontfilmhouse.com or call 01224 343513

For more information or to book places for our screenings please contact me via email – nicola.whyte@belmontfilmhouse.com or call 01224 343513

When making a booking please include:
·        Film Title/ Event name
·        Date of screening/ event
·        Name of school
·        Lead teacher email and mobile number
·        Number of students
·        Number of adults
This will help us process your request quickly and efficiently. Thanks!

Group Discounts

Kids at a screening

We recognise that many teachers are finding it increasingly difficult to bring groups to see films during class time, so to address this we offer 25% off tickets to public screenings at Belmont Filmhouse when bringing a group of ten or more pupils.

This discount applies to concession price tickets for pupils and full  price tickets for accompanying adults – details of our ticket prices for public screenings can be found here. Tickets should be booked through our box office on 01224 343 500

We hope that this discount will allow school groups to attend a range of films at more suitable times. Please note that at public screenings we expect all members of the audience to respect those around them, which includes switching off mobile phones.

Projection Tours

Kids on a projection tour

Are your pupils studying cinema or making their own films? Would they like to meet the Belmont projectionist and learn what goes on behind the scenes at a cinema? We can arrange a tour of the projection room and to compliment your visit we also screen a selection of international short animations. The whole visit, including tour and films lasts approximately 1 hour and costs £100 Suitable for school and community groups of up to 33. Advance booking is essential.

Please note that, although we strive to make Filmhouse as accessible as  possible, this tour is of a non-public area of the building which is up a small flight of stairs.  For accessibility needs, please contact nicola.whyte@belmontfilmhouse.com


Kino School Screenings

Did you know you can hire our Kino Screen for school group screenings at a special schools price of £200 +VAT?

Suited to groups of approximately 40, with sofas and beanbags for ultimate comfort and toilets located within the space, this relaxed viewing space is perfect if you would like to show a film related to a topic you are studying – let us know and we can arrange a suitable screening and related learning resources for you to use back in the classroom. Or perhaps you would like to treat your class to a fun screening – Kino is ideal!

Film choice, dates and times are fully up to you! (some restrictions may apply) We received great feedback from the teachers who hired Kino Screen for end of term treats last year, and we’d love to welcome you and your class, so please get in touch if you would like to view the space or discuss options.