Nelson shuttle film is released

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PENDLE Movie Makers have released their latest film - “The Launch of the Shuttle”.

They recorded the launch of the 12m high sculpture in the heart of Nelson - along with the official opening of the new highway.

And you can call in at Nelson Library and ask to see it.

“The Launch of the Shuttle” shows the speeches of the official openers - TV presenter Tony Livesey and Mayor of Pendle Coun. Nadeem Ahmed.

And they have also included lots of entertainment from the day - from Art Cars to actors and brass bands to bike riders.

There are two versions of the film - one 16 minutes long and the other 45 minutes, including the full speeches.

There are also Frank Walsh interviews with a series of people, including Tony Livesey, the Mayor, MP Andrew Stephenson, council leader Mike Blomeley and the council’s executive director (regeneration), Brian Cookson.

There is music from Tom and Giz, a jazz band and Burnley Silver Band, and poetry by Richard MacSween, performed by Pendle Borderline Theatre Company. There are announcements by Nelson Town Crier Tony Beckett and you can even spot local cops dancing!

The film footage was recorded by Howard Greenwood, Jack Wilkinson, John Morgan, Graham Hayes, Margaret Morgan, Peter Copestake and Frank Walsh.

Mr Copestake said: “This DVD was made of part of the Pendle Movie Makers’ record of Nelson at the start of the 21st Century. We thank all those who allowed us to interview them and help in any way.

“If you want to watch this, ask to see it at Nelson Library.”

If you are interested in joining the Movie Makers, call 864058.