Northumberland Preview Screening of ITV's Vera

Northumberland County Council and Northern Film & Media host a special screening of Silent Voices from the forthcoming second series of ITV’s Vera, at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, on Thursday 29 March. The screening is being held with the kind support of ITV and Macmillan Publishers.

Filmed in Northumberland and across the region, the production has attracted national attention to North East locations – the first series alone featured location shots with an estimated advertising value of £90m. Supported by Northumberland County Council and NFM’s Production Service, the series has quickly established itself as a flagship part of ITV’s drama line up. Vera features Brenda Blethyn in the title role and Northumberland-born David Leon as co-star. Silent Voices is based on a novel by the internationally best-selling North East author Ann Cleeves, creator of Vera.

The screening will include a special Q&A featuring David Leon and author Ann Cleeves, and will be introduced by Cllr Neil Bradbury of Northumberland County Council and council member of Arts Council England, North East. The evening will be hosted by Graeme Thompson, Chair of the Royal Television Society, North East and Borders.

The will close with a book signing and an opportunity to talk informally to the panellists. Macmillan Publishers have kindly provided complimentary copies of Silent Voices for all guests, and Ann Cleeves will be available to sign copies of her new Vera novel, The Glass Room, which will be for sale under the aegis of Blackwell.

When: Thursday 29 March, 6.30pm - 10.00pm

Where: Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3LS. For information about travel please click here.

Please note thatthis event is by invitation only and that infomraiton is provided for the benefit of invitees.

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