FRIDAY 3rd DEC 2021 19.30 SPECIAL FILM EVENING IN MEMORY OF LEN SAUNDERS (AKA Len Banana)

A Tribute to Len Saunders 

   There will be a celebration of the life of Len Saunders at Lucem House Community Cinema Plus on Friday 3rd December starting at 7.30pm. 

    The evening will include a short film called Lost Connections which is a new short film that offers a poetic response to the experience of the Coronavirus pandemic.   It has been made possible through a unique UK-wide collaboration of national and regional publicly funded film archives. This films draws on a century of archive footage that invites reflections on loss, loneliness, isolation, and expressions of desire, optimism, hope and renewal.                                                                                                                                                                                The main film is Honeyland a 2019 Award winning Docu / Drama about the last female bee hunter in Europe and her quest to save the bees and return their natural place in the balance of nature which is under threat by newcomer’s to the area. 

“Honeyland is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone”. 

Sue Gerrard, Poet in Residence at Lucem House will read a poem of dedication to Len. 

  Dave Morris said’: Lucem wanted to select a film which would resonate with Len’s ideals of conservation and community, and we think that with this special film it is something that he would agree with and would help to consolidate his legacy. 

        Sue Gerrard, chairperson of the Len Saunders Writing Room committee said: ‘Unfortunately due to the pandemic and lockdown earlier in the year we are not able to stage our annual celebration. However, we did not want Len’s birthday to go unnoticed and have worked with Lucem House to present this evening. In addition, St. Helens Council have kindly agreed to turn the lights yellow on the Steve Prescott Bridge for Len on his birthday Tuesday 7th December.’ 

Tickets for the event are £5.00 there are 50 tickets available of which 20 are available online at  

: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/531993