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Gedling Borough Council to host free screening of What's Love Got to Do with It? to raise awareness of domestic violence

Date Posted: 12:14 PM on Wed, 4 October 2023 Councillor Fox sitting on a chair at the bonington with a screen in the background

Gedling Borough Council and Phenomenal Futures are inviting residents to attend a free screening of the film What's Love Got to Do with It?, a biographical drama about the life and career of legendary singer Tina Turner and her abusive relationship with her first husband Ike Turner.

The film, which was released in 1993 and stars Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne, will be shown at the Bonington Theatre on Saturday October 14 at 7pm, as part of the council's activities for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an annual campaign that aims to educate and empower people to prevent and end domestic violence, which affects millions of people every year.

The screening will be shown after a short talk by Phenomenal Futures, a local community organisation that works with survivors of domestic abuse and their families to promote recovery and empowerment. They will share some stories of restoration and hope from their clients who are finding their way to a phenomenal future.

The council is working with local organisations such as Phenomenal Futures, We R Here, and local health services to provide information, support, and resources to anyone who is experiencing or witnessing domestic violence in the borough. As well as the showing of the film, there will also be events and information stalls hosted at the council’s civic centre during the awareness month.

Councillor Kathryn Fox, Portfolio Holder for Life Chances and Vulnerability, said:

"We are proud to be working with Phenomenal Futures to host this free screening of What's Love Got to Do with It?, a film that tells the inspiring story of Tina Turner, who overcame domestic violence and became one of the most successful female recording artists of her generation. We hope that this film will inspire and encourage people to speak out and seek help if they are affected by domestic violence, or know someone who is. Domestic violence is not acceptable and we are committed to raising awareness and supporting survivors in our community."

Hilary Brown, on behalf of Phenomenal Futures said:

“This is a really important film to highlight that domestic violence can happen in any relationship, even one as public as Tina Turner’s and we want people to know that they can get help, no matter who they are.

Phenomenal Futures is committed to further developing the ground-breaking work carried out by award winning local charity We R Here by providing new initiatives working with survivors of domestic abuse and their families to promote recovery and support the process of moving from Surviving to Thriving and We R Here are delighted to be able to partner with Phenomenal Futures in this transitional work.”

To book your free ticket for the screening, please visit the Bonington Theatre website or call 0115 901 3640. Spaces are limited and subject to availability.