Peter Pan theme for Lewes Junior Film Club


Lewes Junior Film Club began its fifth season with a celebration of childhood in an event themed around the 1924 film Peter Pan, writes Emma Yeomans.

The All Saints Centre in Friars Walk was transformed into Never Never Land, with a magical forest and Captain Hook’s pirate ship.

Children and adults alike came dressed as fairies, pirates and even a crocodile.

Though Peter Pan wanted to remain a child forever, many children decided that they’d rather grow up when the club discussed the best stages of life, while a lot of parents said they’d prefer to return to childhood.

The perfect cure for adulthood was found in a hilarious game of charades, as each person acted as a character of a different age and gender.

Out of nowhere, Captain Hook himself appeared, and took any mischievous children to walk the plank!

The club meets again on October 20 with a screening of the 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder as the eccentric hero created by author Roald Dahl.

This event will take place in Harveys Depot in Pinwell Road, Lewes, and provides a unique opportunity to see this building on the inside before it is transformed into a permanent cinema.

Meanwhile, on October 27 Lewes Film Club is showing Mid-August Lunch (PG), an Italian film in which a young man finds himself taking care of three elderly women whom he barely knows.