Apply for Bo’ness Hippodrome youth scheme

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AN EXCITING chance to go behind the scenes and call the shots at the Bo’ness Hippodrome has arisen.

As part of its centenary celebrations, the Hippodrome 100 Youth Ambassador Scheme starts in July.

Open to 18-30 year olds based in the Falkirk Council area, you must have an interest in film programming and/or event marketing.

Applications need to be made to Falkirk Community Trust, with 12-15 places on two teams at stake.

For early bird applicants, there are a limited number of Edinburgh International Film Festival student delegate passes.

These give free entry for up to a week (between June 20 and July 1) to industry screenings and events and networking opportunities in the delegate centre.

An ambassador pilot scheme successfully ran last year, and the cinema’s programmer Alison Strauss said: “I know there’s a huge amount of young creative talent in the area and we’re looking forward to welcoming an enthusiastic and committed group of ambassadors to make their mark and champion the Hippodrome.”

You need to be quick off the mark - visit www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org/hippodrome100 for application forms and deadline details.

*Hippodrome 100 is the cinema’s year-long centenary project, funded by Creative Scotland, Falkirk Council, Falkirk Community Trust and Bo’ness Townscape Heritage Initiative. It launched in March with a birthday party, and the second Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema.