The Friends of Portaferry Presbyterian Church is a registered charity and not for profit limited company. It owns and has carried out a £1.5m restoration of Portaferry Presbyterian Church - now known as PORTICO, an Arts and Heritage Centre for Portaferry and the Upper Ards.
To find out about Portico, visit its new website at www.porticoards.com
Film Hub NI to support Portico Plans
PORTICO is delighted to announce that we have been successful in gaining funding to start a regular films screening programme in 2016. Film Hub NI, which manages the British Film Institute’s ‘Film Audience Network’ initiative in Northern Ireland, has pledged to provide support by subsidizing the cost of film hire and projection for the first few months.
With our state of the art sound system and new high definition projection facilities, PORTICO is well equipped to become the film hub for the region.
It is hoped that once PORTICO becomes known for showing films (and trusted to deliver good films!), we will be able to sustain the screenings with audience figures without the need for subsidy.
HELP – Benefactors and Donors Needed
Become a Benefactor and join our ever growing list of supporters who have contributed much needed cash donations as our cash flow becomes ever more challenging. If you haven’t already made a donation, please consider doing so by contacting Ros McMullin (028 4272 9718, or firstname.lastname@example.org) or speak to any fPPC Board member.
We have three levels of Benefactor:
1. Benefactor (up to £300)
2. Gold Benefactor (up to £1,000)
3. Platinum Benefactors (over £1,000)
All Benefactors are able to chose to be anonymous and have the option of directing their donation to a specific part of the project. Those Benefactors who wish to, will have their names recorded for posterity on a plaque that will be displayed inside PORTICO. Donations can, of course, also be made in memory of someone.
Forms and further details on menu at top of page.
Simon Mawhinney, composer and concert pianist, plays Chopin, Busoni, Liszt and Mawhinney
Saturday 12th March @ 7.30pm
Tickets (£12): www.porticoards.com