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Clapperboard Presents… Rita Tushingham and A Taste of Honey

Written by jen, 20th October 2009

Friend of TRO, Colin Farrell from Clapperboard UK, invites you to a very special screening tonight (20th October) at 7pm:

Rita Tushingham from Garston in Liverpool, started her career as an actress at the Liverpool Playhouse Theatre; her film debut was at the age of 18 in Shelagh Delaney's A TASTE OF HONEY (1961) for which she won a British Academy Award for Best Newcomer.

Rita has also appeared in The Leather Boys (1962), Girl with Green Eyes (1963), The Knack... and how to get it (1965), Doctor Zhivago (1965), The Stretford Wives (2002), Being Julia (2004) and Carla Lane's, Bread (1986-1991).

In July this year she received an Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University for her outstanding and sustained contributions to performing arts.

It has recently been announced that Rita is due to star in a documentary for Liverpool Football Club about their 2005 Champions League Victory.

Clapperboard Presents… is a new initiative by Maureen Sinclair to raise funds for the Clapperboard Youth Project. Maureen has known Rita for many years and has been a great admirer of her work. Rita said:

I always look forward to coming back home but this time it’s for a special fundraising event for the Clapperboard Youth Project. I think it’s very important that young people get involved in creating something wonderful as it can open up a whole new world for them. The whole process of filmmaking from script to screen stimulates their creativity and they can discover things that they may not have known they are capable of.

Rita Tushingham will participate in a Question and Answers session after the screening of A TASTE OF HONEY with the audience Chaired by Prof Roger Shannon, Professor of Film in the Department of Media at  Edge Hill University.

Income raised from Clapperboard Presents... will go toward the Clapperboard Youth Project. Tickets are £10 each, Concessions £7 - available  from FACT box office. Tickets include a complimentary after show drink sponsored by Alma de Cuba.

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