Veteran parliamentarian, former Labour MP for Bo’ness and original poser of the ‘West Lothian Question’ Tam Dalyell will attend the Hippodrome Bo’ness on Saturday 15th November at 14:30 to introduce a special screening of the new documentary about his friend and colleague, the late Tony Benn.
Adrian Mahoney, Spokesman for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, said:
“It is a very great pleasure to be welcoming Tam Dalyell to the Hippodrome to introduce this film. Tam served alongside Tony Benn as a parliamentary colleague for many years and new him personally. It’s great that Tam has agreed to join us after the screening as well, to take part in a question and answer session, when he will be able to offer more personal insights into the career of the longest serving Labour MP in history.”
The film is a deeply personal documentary about the life of Tony Benn which won the coveted Audience Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival. A frank, candid and sometimes painful exploration of love, loss, hope, fears and death this portrait of a British national treasure paints a very human face behind the political persona and bears witness to major social and political upheavals and events of a generation.
Patrons at the Hippodrome on the Saturday 15th can enjoy the festivities in the town which will be filled with music & fun in Market Square with the Christmas lights switch on at 16:00.
‘Tony Benn: Will and Testament’ (12A) screens at the Hippodrome Bo’ness on Saturday 15th November at 14:30 with an introduction by Tam Dalyell, followed by Q&A. Additional screenings of the film only on Monday 17 November at 11:00 and Thursday 20th November at 19:30.
Wednesday, 5th November 2014