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To coincide with LGBT History Month, Mareel are to launch a new strand in their cinema programme. Under the banner Screen Pride, classic and contemporary films with LGBT themes or characters will screen every month, beginning on 23 February with The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, a hilarious, flamboyant and poignant road movie set in the Australian outback.

Jenny Leask, Shetland Arts Cinema Programmer, said: “We were discussing putting on a small season of films for LGBT History Month, and decided it would be better to spread the films out over the whole year. We try to cater for as many different audiences at possible here at Mareel, and this was one area I felt we could improve upon. Of course, our hope is that other people outside the LGBT community will come along to these screenings as well – they have a common theme but more than that they’re simply great films.”

Mareel was previously nominated in the Venue of the Year category in the first Scottish LGBTI Awards in 2015.

Tickets for the screening on 23 February are available now, online, over the phone on 01595 745500 or in person at Mareel.

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