Pop-up cinema to celebrate female empowerment with double screening

An aerial view of Southwold's Outdoor Cinema, ahead of its return for 2021. Picture: My Southwold Bu

Southwold's pop-up cinema on the town's Common - Credit: My Southwold Business Partnership

Southwold's outdoor cinema will be showcasing two films celebrating female empowerment after a study found women had suffered more with mental health throughout Covid than men.

The pop-up cinema, on Southwold Common, will be screening Bridget Jones's Diary and Emma on August 19 and 20 respectively.

Organisers decided to schedule the films after a government report found British women have reported worse mental health and wellbeing than men since April 2020.

Hannah Wright, Southwold's town development manager, said: "It appears that women have suffered far more during Covid and lockdown than men, and although they appear to have recovered quicker, there is still a divide between the genders on depression, loneliness, stress and anxiety to date.

Hannah Wright is the town development manager for Southwold, having started in April Picture: HANNAH

Hannah Wright, Southwold's town development manager - Credit: Archant

"It's awful to read and very sad. That's why the first double bill is dedicated to women."

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Southwold's outdoor cinema is organised by the My Southwold business partnership, with all proceeds donated to Comic Relief or reinvested back into the town to benefit the residents, visitors and businesses.

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