Magic Lantern film club
The big idea:
you enjoy a magical evening of film, friends and wonder.
Supporting Awamu charity, working with vulnerable kids in the slums of Kampala who dare to dream big.

Pancakes in Nature – 21st of February

21.2.12  The Scout Hut, Bristol. 52 attendees. £257.81 raised!!

Under moonlight two entrepid explorers donned with their back packs, maps and walking sticks discover 48 people who’ve lost their way in Queens Square.  With gifts of pine cones in their hands and safe in the knowledge that it’s only a 25 miles trek to the location everyone sets out on their journey.   Over Redcliffe Way bridge, and down to the riverside the guides lead the entrepid explorers through Pirate Pete’s roaming ground. Small flickering lights and lanterns are seen in the distance, aside a dark brown hut.  On closer inspection it becomes apparent that this is actually the Magic Lantern ‘Club House’ (In daylight under the guise of the Benjamin Perry Boat House).  The wooden clad scout hut with model boats and knot diagrams is the perfect location for this most intimate of Magic Lantern Film nights.

Two 5* pancake chef’s in the form of Sarah Macfarlane and Kate Curtis are on hand for all our pancake needs and over 70 pancakes are flipped throughout the night.  Once tea and pancakes are in situ with their new owners the light are dimmed and the film begins…

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. (

 £257.81 was raised for Awamu working with children orphaned by HIV in Uganda.

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