LIFE hasn't stood still and neither has volunteer-run Keighley Film Club; the club only exists because of its loyal membership.

With that in mind we want to help film lovers with their long-term planning and also go easy on their pockets. In common with other film clubs in the region, we will now offer a longer-term programme for our future.

The films to be shown until next June are as follows: Official Competition (15) December 18; Untouchable (15) January 15; The Worst Person in the World (15) February 19; Hive (15) March 19; Rosie and Frank (15) April 16; Hit the Road (12) May 21 and The Quiet Girl (12) June 18. Further details are in our new leaflet which we hope will inspire, move or challenge you with contemporary films from around the world. You can get your copy from public information points and of course from the Picture House in North Street.

Another change is a reduction in the annual membership fee to £5 for all membership categories. This provides a £1 reduction for all film club screenings from the normal price of £6 (over 60) or £7 (under 60) – just show a valid membership card and you get the reduction. Old valid cards will get their benefits honoured until they expire.

The long summer holidays bring extra costs that particularly affect low-income families and the club decided to offer some of them a summer treat. We approached social support agencies in the town through the Salvation Army and Keighley Big Local to select families known to them and were delighted with their positive response, along with the support of the management and staff of Keighley Picture House. Families were offered a free film screening and refreshments of their choice during August and September. The cost of this was met by the film club and Keighley Big Local.

Alan Watkinson, Keighley Film Club