New film experience for Swindon: Sofa Screenings Launches this week

The Create team are excited to offer something a little different for film lovers in and around Swindon – and it’s right in the heart of our new studio space in Carriage Works!

If you are tired of traveling to find inspiring independent cinema, or want to connect with people like you who LOVE film – then our new Sofa Screenings are for you!

Our first programme covers universal themes of love, belonging, identity, ambition and the JOY of cinema – with content that’s contemporary and award winning through to classics to re-visit in new company…we look forward to seeing you on the sofas soon!

Sofa Screenings launches this week, with a great film on offer every Thursday and Friday evening through the Autumn and into next Spring.

It’s fantastic to be launching a brand new offer for Swindon. We’re looking forward to welcoming cinema explorers as well as established film-lovers keen to share in discussion and reflection with like-minded people.  We look forward to seeing you on the sofas soon!

Louise Norbury, BFI Spotlight Project Lead

Explore and book the October Sofa Screening programme here – tickets start from just £5 !!

Sofa screenings is the first in a series of initiatives that Create Studios will be sharing as part of a new 3-year British Film Institute Spotlight initiative in Swindon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire bringing the best of old and new film to audiences hungry to share screening experiences again.

This new initiative has been funded by the BFI awarding funds from National Lottery to enable Film Hub South West (part of BFI film Audience Network (FAN) to work at a more local level to develop the capacity and confidence of cinemas, community organisations and creatives to put on screenings of a wide range of films for local audiences. 

Based at Create Studios in Swindon, Louise has been appointed to work with the Create Studios team to deliver this exciting new project.  Drawing on her extensive experience within film education and mentoring people within community settings, the Create team are excited to welcome Louise to the team. 

If you think your group or community centre might like to host or curate screenings in the future, then do get in touch.

Partners interested in hosting screenings as part of the Spotlight project can contact the Create team via the website or email

We know film is a powerful tool to bring people and communities together, and we can’t wait to develop an offer alongside our partners to connect and inspire across the region.

Shahina Johnson MBE, Create Studios’ CEO

Partners interested in hosting screenings as part of the Spotlight project can contact the Create team via the website or email

But for now – with those winter nights drawing in…book your cinema spot on the sofa, get comfortable with a fab hot drink and snack, and enjoy amazing films in great company…we can’t wait to see you on the sofas soon!

Create Studios

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