World Premiere Audience Takes Important Message Home

A captivated audience were deeply moved by new feature film, LOVE?, after attending its world premiere, which was held at the National Justice Museum in Nottingham on 16 November.

Nottinghamshire based Domestic Abuse charity, Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP), hosted the premiere of the film, written and produced by its Inaugural Patron, local born actor Samantha Beckinsale.

Esteemed guests included the film’s Co-Producer Simon Golding, Founder of Surviving Economic Abuse Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs OBE, award-winning solicitor Rachel Horman-Brown, Camilla Kempster from the Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s Office, as well as DI Dan Evans and DS Dave Nicks from Nottinghamshire Police, Amy Grindell from White Ribbon UK and Karen Morgan-Read from the Crown Prosecution Service, as well as many businesses and other charities.


Guests L-R Karen Morgan-Read from the Crown Prosecution Service, Bridie Anderson from Better Lives, Founder of Surviving Economic Abuse Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs OBE, award-winning solicitor Rachel Horman-Brown.





BWP’s CEO, Colette Byrne, said: “We were honoured to be asked by Sam to host the world premiere of the film here in Nottingham. Love? is a deep and powerful narrative from the perspective of those who have experienced coercive control in intimate relationships, and from the responses from the audience, people are now galvanised to use their voices for action, and for us to work together to raise awareness and end Domestic Abuse.”

Samantha Beckinsale said: “The night was a resounding success. The main thing I loved was the sharing of ideas, the sharing of experiences. Even though it’s a really hard subject to hear about and to talk about, people came out feeling really positive. We’re all aiming for the same thing, to make a difference.”

The event was held as part of BWP’s White Ribbon Campaign, which aims to encourage everyone, especially men and boys, to make the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about men’s violence against women and girls.

We must say thank you to sponsors and supporters who made the event possible. The National Justice Museum, RDC Aviation  Hopkins Solicitors, Plastek UK Group and The Hockley Hustlers. Thank you also to Bird and Blend TeaThe Treat Kitchen Confectionery and Two Sweet Sisters who kindly made donations to the event. Thank you also to Andre Bonsor Videography for photographing the event for us, and Quadrant for their support.

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