The Birks Cinema is an amazing, community owned, state of the art rural cinema. It holds a special place in many local hearts after an incredible fundraising effort, over six years, by the Friends of The Birks Cinema, now The Birks Cinema Trust. Fundraising is still a key part of The Trust’s remit and they have committed to donating a minimum of £5,000 to the cinema every year to help it to provide a really good service to all members of the community and make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy using the facility.
Sponsoring one of the 99 auditorium seats is one of the main fundraising strategies. The Trust were keen to find a way to promote the Seat Dedication Scheme and an idea for a plaque was hatched and worked through with The Workshop. The end result is a display engraved on the reverse of clear acrylic, edge lit by LED strips and housed in birch ply to match the existing woodwork in the cinema. Fixing to the glass lift shaft was achieved using suction cups to avoid the need to drill the glass. We are delighted to have our moment of fame with The Workshop’s name ‘up in lights’ together with the generous supporters of The Birks Cinema.
Gemma Henderson is the Business Manager at The Workshop Aberfeldy. Always inspired by the variety of products that 'walk through the door', this blog highlights some of the more interesting projects that are created here in The Workshop.