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ALRA and Leigh Film

ALRA North is an established and important centre of learning in the Greater Manchester film and theatre community. Based in Wigan's historic Trencherfield Mill the innovative ALRA MA Directing course integrates the performance environment with audio and film directing. In collaboration with Wigan libraries, ALRA North is planning to house historic screenplay archives as a national resource to light The Fire Within future film makers.

Wigan borough hosts the annual Leigh Short Film Festival, an international event staged by the Leigh Film Society, who in 2018 were awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary Service for providing socially-inclusive cinema screenings for everyone in the community and broadening access to culture.

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