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RACE THE KELPIES

Saturday, 30 Apr 22 at 09:00 AM The Helix, Home of The Kelpies View

Supernova Kelpies

Friday, 12 Nov 21 at 20:00 PM The Helix, Home of The Kelpies View

Explore The Kelpies

The only way to get inside a Kelpie is on our Kelpies Tour! View

Outdoor Activities

Walk for Parkinson’s - Kelpies

Thursday, 02 Sep 21 at 18:00 PM The Helix, Home of The Kelpies View

The Kelpie Bairn's Christmas

Thursday, 23 Dec 21 at 18:00 PM The Helix, Home of The Kelpies View

Floating Garden Docked at the Helix

Saturday, 09 Jul 22 at 07:00 AM The Helix, Home of The Kelpies View

Visitor Centre

Ideally located for an excellent view of the Kelpies, the Visitor Centre is the hub of The Helix. View

Filming & Photography Requests

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Thank You

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Plaza Cafe

The Plaza Café is an indoor/outdoor space that sits in the heart of Helix Park overlooking our lagoon. View

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The Helix, Home of The Kelpies

Falkirk, FK2 7ZT
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Scotland's Kelpie Maquettes come home

Following more than 6 years of international globe “trotting” taking in visits to New York, Chicago, Milan and London. The original 1:10 scale maquettes designed by sculptor Andy Scott will return to the Helix Park, Falkirk on Monday 24 February and for the first time will meet the full size 30m high sculptures on site. View

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Happy New Year from everyone at Fire & Light 2020 Visions

Thank you for wrapping up your Hogmanay celebrations with us at Fire & Light 2020 Visions. We really enjoyed starting the New Year with a walk around the park with you all. View

Getting Here & Parking

So you want to come and see the magnificent Kelpies, and their home The Helix Park, for yourself? We are ideally located in the central belt of Scotland - around 19 miles from Edinburgh and 35 miles from Glasgow airports. View

Falkirk Explored App

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Love and Kisses Walk or Cycle

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Free For All

Saturday, 09 Jul 22 at 13:00 PM The Helix, Home of The Kelpies View

EXPLORE THE AREA

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International Women's Day 2021

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Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood

We need you to vote! Falkirk is through to the last 10 for Britain’s Best walking Neighbourhood award. View

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BBC Radio 4’s ‘Any Questions?’ panel to face Falkirk locals as show comes to the Falkirk Wheel

BBC Radio 4 show ‘Any Questions?’ is to be broadcast live from The Falkirk Wheel on Friday 8th November 2019. The show, which offers local people a chance to ask questions and influence debate, will follow the 8pm news and be repeated on Saturday 9th at 1.10pm. Listeners will also have a chance to join in the debate during the Saturday ‘Any Answers?’ phone-in at 2pm. View

Team Volunteering

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Green Flag Award 2016

We are very proud to announce that The Helix has been awarded our very first Green Flag Award! View

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Falkirk Community Trust has announced that Maureen Campbell OBE will stand down as its Chief Executive on 31 August 2021.

Maureen has been instrumental in driving the Trust’s growth and success during the last ten years. Before taking on the role at Falkirk Community Trust, Maureen had been employed by Falkirk Council as Director of Community Services for 11 years. Neil Brown, who has been General Manager with Falkirk Community Trust since 2012, will take on the role of Chief Executive on Maureen’s departure and will lead the team to the successful transition to Falkirk Council by 1 April 2022. View

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Scottish Hospitality Awards nominations for popular Falkirk destinations.

Falkirk Council is delighted to have been nominated in several categories for this year’s Scottish Hospitality Awards. The awards are organised and hosted by Creative Oceanic and voted for by the Scottish public. View

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The Audio Story Company

The Audio Story Company to take up residency at FTH Theatre View

Falkirk Half Marathon

Sunday, 20 Nov 22 at 09:00 AM Falkirk Stadium (Head Office) View

Music

Euan Stevenson and the Earthtones Trio: World Premiere of Sound Tracks

Sunday, 24 Apr 22 at 19:30 PM Falkirk Trinity Church View

Pedal Falkirk

Sunday, 03 Oct 21 at 08:00 AM The Helix, Home of The Kelpies View

Group Booking Terms & Conditions

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Falkirk Explored

Falkirk Explored is your ticket to go out and explore the best of the Falkirk area! This interactive mobile app for iOs and Android phones, will help you discover a variety of walking and cycling trails along the Falkirk District. View

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Venue Closure Statement

Following the announcement from the First Minister placing mainland Scotland in Covid protection level 4 from Saturday 26 December, we are suspending a range of services until further notice from this date View

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Great Place Falkirk Online Events

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Call for entries - Falkirk

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Call for entries - Falkirk Wheel

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School Booking Terms & Conditions

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Walking & Cycling

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Five New Forth Bike Stations For Falkirk

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Falkirk Community Trust Staff Supporting NHS Forth Valley

Since Autumn of 2020, Falkirk Community Trust (FCT) has been supporting several NHS Forth Valley programmes, including Flu Vaccination, COVID Vaccination, Mobile Testing Units and a Fixed Asymptomatic Test Site involving several Trust operated sites. View

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Falkirk Community Trust says Thank you to over 1000 Local Volunteers

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Great British Dog Walk

Saturday, 27 Aug 22 at 10:00 AM The Helix, Home of The Kelpies View

About

The Helix has been around since 2003, born from an idea to create a local greenspace that connects and engages with its local communities. We'd like to think that we've come a long way since then, and made some great achievements in that time. View

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Coronavirus Update

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Pay Per Visit

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Pre and Post Workshop Activities

All self-led workshops instructions include recommendations for pre and/or post visit activities for the classroom. View

RSPB Membership Stand

Saturday, 09 Oct 21 at 10:00 AM The Helix, Home of The Kelpies View

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The Mariner Centre Reaches for the Stars!

Exceptional staff hospitality and improved facilities are two highlights that helped to improve the star rating of the Mariner Centre at the recent Visit Scotland inspection resulting in a four star rating. View

Film

Boiling Point (15)

Friday, 11 Feb 22 at 20:00 PM Hippodrome View

Falkirk Science Festival - Countryside, Castles and Bluebells Walk

Wednesday, 18 May 22 at 10:00 AM Muiravonside Country Park View

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Sound of Metal Blog July 2021

This blog post is by Manjeet Cross who visited the Hippodrome in June to see Sound of Metal along with fellow members of the Forth Valley Sensory Centre ‘Talk and Sign’ Group, coordinated by Linsey Stock. Although the group’s activities have temporarily moved online, members got together for this cinema visit as part of one of their weekly sessions. View

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Happiness Collectors

Saturday, 25 Jun 22 at 14:30 PM FTH View

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Enter the Dragon Blog July 2021

This month’s Hippodrome blog is a guest entry by Stirling-based Jack Ferguson, age 26-years, who writes about his visit to the Hippodrome to see Enter the Dragon, the first in the Black Enough season playing throughout July. View

Booking Information

Booking and cost information for Our School workshops. View

Meerkat Movies

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How to get here

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Thank You

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Finding Aids

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Life On The Antonine Wall

Through activity learning, pupils will learn why and how the Antonine Wall was built and imagine what life was like for soilders stationed at the wall. View

Blair Drummond booking and terms

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Life At Callendar House

Pupils re-enact the past by adopting jobs at Callendar House from different periods in history. View

Library Visits & Resources

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Venue

Zetland Park Tennis Courts

Zetland Park, Grangemouth, FK3 9DQ
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Healthy Eating

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Join your local library

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Library Online

Even when your local library is closed, you can still access books, magazines, and audiobooks from home. You can even study for your driving theory test online with Theory Test Pro. View

Summer Reading Challenge 2022 Terms and conditions

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Silent Film Festival 2014

It's been another record breaker! Huge thanks to everyone who made the fourth Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema (HippFest) a special event that people all over the country were talking about. View

Explore Art in the Outdoors

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Research

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Terms & Conditions

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Young People

Libraries are one of the few places you can go that’s free! You can borrow up to 30 books, or just come in to study, read or use a PC. View

12 For 10

Take advantage of our offer and get 12 gym sessions for the price of 10! View

Great Mariner Reef Birthday Parties

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Home Library Service

Can't get to the library? Let the Library come to you! View

Larbert Library Appointment Slot

Tuesday, 01 Dec 20 at 11:00 AM Larbert Library View

Bonnybridge Library Appointment Slot

Monday, 24 May 21 at 10:00 AM Bonnybridge Library View

Denny Library Appointment Slot

Tuesday, 01 Dec 20 at 11:00 AM Denny Library View

Grangemouth Library Appointment Slot

Thursday, 13 May 21 at 13:30 PM View

Slamannan Library Appointment Slot

Tuesday, 01 Dec 20 at 14:30 PM Slamannan Library View

Meadowbank Library Appointment Slot

Tuesday, 01 Dec 20 at 11:00 AM Meadowbank Library View

Clubs

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Summer Reading Challenge

Go on a reading adventure at your local library this summer! The Summer Reading Challenge is back for 2022. We're going on an adventure with the Gadgeteers! You can register at your local library from Saturday 18th June. The Summer Reading Challenge encourages youngsters to keep reading when school's out. View

Museums Exhibitions

Our Stories - Views of our Past

Wednesday, 28 Apr 21 at 10:00 AM Callendar House View

Venue

Dollar Park Tennis Courts

Dollar Park, Falkirk FK1 5SQ
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Callendar House Tea Room

Wednesday, 14 Oct 20 at 10:00 AM Callendar House View

Outdoor Activities Youth Activities

Canoeing/Kayaking

Tuesday, 28 Jun 22 at 09:00 AM Outdoor Activities Base View

Callendar Park Activity Trail

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FAQs

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Mariner Centre

Glasgow Road, FK1 4HJ
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Film

Glasgow Film Festival Closing Gala: MURINA (N/C 15+)

Sunday, 13 Mar 22 at 19:30 PM Hippodrome View

Libraries

Libraries are for Everyone! Fun Day

Saturday, 21 May 22 at 10:00 AM Larbert Library View

Falkirk Library Appointment Slot

Tuesday, 01 Dec 20 at 11:00 AM Falkirk Library View

ONLINE EVENT Composing for A Movie World Tour (premiere)

Wednesday, 02 Mar 22 at 19:00 PM View

Libraries

Create a Tactile Book from Felt

Saturday, 18 Jun 22 at 11:00 AM Falkirk Library View

Happiness Collectors

Sunday, 17 Jul 22 at 13:30 PM The Helix, Home of The Kelpies View

The Great Callendar House Scribble & Scrawl Crawl!

Thursday, 28 Jul 22 at 14:00 PM Callendar House View

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Visual Art and Craft Maker Awards

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Work in progress on Falkirk’s Great Place project

Following a successful bid for the largest Heritage Lottery Fund Great Place grant awarded in Scotland, planning is moving ahead on the Falkirk Great Place scheme with the hiring of Project Coordinator, Helen Rashad, who is now in post. View

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Statement 15 December 2021

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The Fall of the House of Usher

Saturday, 19 Mar 22 at 20:45 PM Hippodrome View

Music

Classic Music Live! JKL Duo - Flute and Guitar

Friday, 04 Mar 22 at 19:30 PM Falkirk Trinity Church View

Bookbug Libraries

Mini Bookbug Session

Saturday, 18 Jun 22 at 11:30 AM Falkirk Library View

Libraries

Collage making workshop

Saturday, 18 Jun 22 at 11:00 AM Falkirk Library View

Storytime Libraries

Elf Day Tales

Saturday, 04 Dec 21 at 10:30 AM Larbert Library View

Bookbug Libraries

Bookbug

Tuesday, 17 Aug 21 at 14:00 PM Denny Library View

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September Brochure

September Hippodrome Brochure View

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Glad to Help! Gladiators Volunteers on to Pastures New

We could not be more grateful to our small legion of volunteer gallery invigilators, who joined the staff at Callendar House between May and October 2019 for Falkirk Community Trust’s flagship summer exhibition Gladiators: A Cemetery of Secrets. View

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Gas supply issues in local area

An update from Falkirk Community Trust on our venues and the recent issues with gas supply in the local area. View

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Grangemouth Sports Complex Gym Election Centre Closure

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Visual Arts & Crafts Makers Awards 2021

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A second chance to see the work of local artists at Callendar House

While many of us were home baking during lockdown, a group of fabulous local artists were busy creating and adapting their work for Winter 2020, Falkirk Community Trust’s first new Callendar House exhibition since the building closed in March 2020. The exhibition was only open for a matter of weeks before we were forced to close the House due to the second COVID-19 lockdown. View

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“Our Stories” brings Falkirk area heritage to life

Explore stories and videos about our local heritage on our new Our Stories website, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. View

A Kiss From Mary Pickford (1927)

Sunday, 21 Mar 21 at 14:30 PM View

Outdoor Activities

Lowland Leader Award - Training

Saturday, 06 Apr 19 at 09:00 AM Outdoor Activities Base View

Museums Exhibitions

Local Heroes

Monday, 28 Jun 21 at 10:00 AM Callendar House View

ONLINE EVENT A String of Pearls: Mandarin Ducks, Butterflies, and Modern Shanghai in the 1920s (premiere)

Wednesday, 23 Feb 22 at 19:00 PM View

Storytime Libraries

(Not so) Spooky stories

Wednesday, 27 Oct 21 at 10:30 AM Larbert Library View

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Three Libraries. One app. All Free with your library membership.

From November 1st library members will be able to access audiobooks, magazines and eBooks from their mobile device, all in one handy app. View

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Muiravonside Farm to commemorate Hamish and they need your help

It was a sad time at Newpark Farm within Muiravonside Park last November when Falkirk Community Trust announced the sad passing of their Clydesdale horse Hamish. View

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Outlander Filming Locations

VisitScotland have today announced that their popular Outlander map has now been developed into a digital audio guide for fans to enjoy in their own homes or at the locations. They have partnered with GeoTourist to develop the guide which is free to download from the GeoTourist app. Featuring on the app are Callendar House and Muiravonside Country Park. View

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Falkirk Community Trust urges park visitors to beware of frozen water this winter

With the drop in temperatures many of the ponds are freezing across our parks and although it may seem safe, we urge all visitors to avoiding walking on what will in fact be fairly thin ice. View

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Celebrating our volunteers - FCT's first ever Volunteer Social!

Here at Falkirk Community Trust we truly appreciate all that our hard-working and dedicated volunteers do for the community of Falkirk, so this year we wanted to make sure that they knew that too! View

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Big win for Falkirk Council at the Scottish Hospitality Awards

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Queen’s Baton Relay passes through Kinneil Park, Bo’ness

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Active Schools projects awarded funding from the YOYP National Lottery Fund

We’re delighted that two of our Active Schools projects have each been awarded £10,000 from the @YOYP2018 #NationalLottery Fund to help young people #SparkAChange in their lives! View

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Bo’ness and the Birth of the Industrial Revolution

Falkirk celebrates the local birthplace of one of the most important inventions in technological history. View

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‘Best Cinema Experience in Scotland’ Winner!

The Hippodrome is very excited to announce that we won ‘Best Cinema Experience in Scotland’ at The Scottish Hospitality Awards this year. View

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FTH Theatre Set for An Enchanting Christmas With Beauty and the Beast

Panto is back at FTH Theatre this Christmas with the magical Beauty and the Beast. It is not just Panto that is back – FTH favourites Barbara Bryceland (as Fairy Fiona), Scott Watson (as Wee Frankie McClunkey) and Derek McGhie (as Callum Kelpie) are returning for more festive fun, with tickets on sale from 1 September for the show running from Friday 10 to Wednesday 29 December 2021. View

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Happy Hippo-birthday!

The Hippodrome Cinema in Bo’ness will be celebrating ten years since its high profile restoration and re-opening in April 2009 View

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HippFest 2019 Opening Film Announced

• Rare screening of ROB ROY (1922) to open HippFest on Wed 20 March • Tickets on sale from 12 noon on Friday 30 November • HippFest 2019 runs from Wed 20 to Sun 24 March 2019 View

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Bo’ness Community Bus Blog

This month’s Hippodrome guest blog comes from Valerie Bruce – a Trustee of Bo’ness Community Bus. View

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FALKIRK COMMUNITY TRUST SHORTLISTED IN THE 2022 HEARTS FOR THE ARTS AWARDS

The shortlist has been announced for the National Campaign for the Arts' (NCA) Hearts for the Arts Awards 2022. The awards celebrate the unsung heroes of Local Authorities who are championing the arts against all odds. View

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FALKIRK COMMUNITY TRUST SHORTLISTED IN THE 2022 HEARTS FOR THE ARTS AWARDS

The shortlist has been announced for the National Campaign for the Arts' (NCA) Hearts for the Arts Awards 2022. The awards celebrate the unsung heroes of Local Authorities who are championing the arts against all odds. View

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Hippodrome Silent Film Festival makes triumphant return to Bo'ness

HippFest celebrates the success of its 12th edition of the festival which ran from 16-20 March 2022. View

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Nick Mortimore Ali and Ava Blog

Nick Mortimore recently took a trip to the Hippodrome to see compelling contemporary love story Ali and Ava. Nick shares some thoughts on the film and his trip to the cinema. View

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Hippodrome Blog June 2021

The first of a regular blog post for our website from Alison Strauss, Arts Development Officer (Film and Media), Falkirk Community Trust – programmer of the Hippodrome year-round since it re-opened in 2009 and founding Director of the annual Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (2011 – present). View

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HippFest Launches 2019 Programme

HIPPODROME SILENT FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES 2019 PROGRAMME View

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HippFest Launches 2019 programme

Tickets for the 9th Hippodrome Silent Film Festival, held at Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinema in Bo’ness, are now on sale. View

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Hippodrome Silent Film Festival Programme is Announced

The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival celebrates the new roaring twenties - in 2020! View

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HIPPODROME SILENT FILM FESTIVAL MAKES STAR-STUDDED RETURN

HippFest ‘22 brings stars of the silver screen back to Bo’ness. View

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