Wings of Desire this Tuesday

 The Canberra Library Tribe is pleased to assist Elizabeth’s Fund in presenting a screening of ‘Wings of Desire’ [1987] (with generous support from Madman Entertainment).

Elizabeth at career soiree (August 2013)
Elizabeth at Canberra Library Tribe’s soiree (August 2013)

Elizabeth Caplice is our colleague and friend, and a keen supporter of the Canberra Library Tribe. At the age of 29, Elizabeth was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic cancer. Elizabeth’s prognosis has recently worsened, and as a result, Elizabeth’s Fund has stepped up fundraising efforts to enable her to complete items on her ‘bucket list’. Elizabeth will shortly be travelling to Iceland. You can find out more about her ‘bucket list’ quest in a recent article from the Canberra Times.

Wings of Desire this Tuesday
Wings of Desire this Tuesday

The movie screening will be this Tuesday 25 August, in the theatre of the National Library of Australia (LG1). We look forward to seeing you there at 5pm for the 5:15pm screening. RSVP via facebook, or just attend on the night.

Movie tickets are $10 each, they can be purchased at the door on the night (we are also selling them in the Library’s foyer this Saturday afternoon).

Snacks and raffle tickets will also be available to purchase. Raffle tickets are $3 each (or 4 for $10!). You don’t need to be attending the movie to buy a raffle ticket, we will contact the lucky winners.

Movie screening from 5:15pm till 7:20pm
Hamper raffles drawn at 7:25pm.

‘Wings of Desire’ is Elizabeth’s favourite movie, and we really appreciate Madman Entertainment’s in-kind contribution in allowing us to screen it for this fundraiser.

Elizabeth at Canberra Library Tribe's chocolate course (November 2013
Elizabeth at Canberra Library Tribe’s chocolate course (November 2013)

We will be doing a series of hamper raffles over the next few weeks. The one that will be drawn on Tuesday after the movie really is marvellous. It even includes a DVD of the movie we’ll be screening!

Family Fun Hamper (RRP $ 150)

One hour lake cruise for 2 adults & 2 children from Lake Burley Griffin Cruises, a Chocolate hamper from Lindsay & Edmunds, ‘Wings of Desire’ DVD from Madman Entertainment , U2 Stay (Faraway, So Close!) from sequel to Wings of Desire CD and Popcorn from Canberra Classic Corn.

Prizes prizes prizes
Family fun hamper

We would like to say a special thank you to the following businesses for their generous support in kindly donating services and products for this hamper raffle:

Lake Burley Griffin Cruises provides tranquil cruises on Lake Burley Griffin aboard whisper quiet boats and find out about Canberra’s best kept secrets from skipper Jim Paterson. Cruises resume on 7 September.

Lindsay & Edmunds create award-winning handmade chocolates (certified organic and 100% Fairtrade). The Canberra Library Tribe enjoyed a chocolate-making course with their team in 2013 (see photo above).

Madman Entertainment is Australia’s leading independent theatrical, home entertainment distribution and rights management company. Visit their site to buy DVDs, Blu-Ray and digital releases of your favourite anime, manga, films, and TV series.

Canberra Classic Corn makes delicious popcorn right here in the capital. They sell at Old Bus Depot Markets and Hall Markets (as a side note – our hamper has 4 big bags of popcorn, and the tantalising scent has been driving us wild! You can re-microwave it to make it crispy and crunchy. We promise we haven’t eaten any of the hamper stock!).

Background on Elizabeth’s Fund: Is a small group of National Library of Australia staff who have banded together to fundraise for Elizabeth. We have sold chocolate, held bake sales and sausage sizzles and repaired and sold donated jewellery. We will continue to fundraise to help with Elizabeth’s ongoing costs and to send her to Iceland in some style.

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