Collapsed tree at Taverham Hall closes outdoor cinema event

Taverham Hall School

Taverham Hall School - Credit: Archant

Following an accident at Taverham Hall School yesterday evening, where a woman was severely injured, Pop Up Pictures were forced to cancel their screening of David Bowie's 1986 film Labyrinth.

An incident at Taverham Hall yesterday evening caused a member of Pop Up Pictures' catering team to be severely injured after a tree collapsed within the school grounds.

The accident resulted in the woman being hospitalised and the company's Great Outdoor Cinema Club event being cancelled.

A statement posted to Pop Up Pictures' Facebook event page last night informed outdoor cinema-goers that: 'Sadly a freak accident occurred at our Taverham pop up this evening, just before we opened to the public. A member of the catering team was severely hurt. She is now in hospital with her family and being treated, our thoughts are with her and we really hope for a speedy recovery. An immediate decision to cancel the event was made and the incident has been investigated with the relevant authorities.'

The company is scheduled to host two more screenings at Taverham Hall, one this evening of The Lost Boys (1987) and one on Saturday of the Tom Cruise classic, Top Gun (1986).

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A spokesperson for Pop Up Pictures Ltd said: 'We apologise to all those who missed out on the screening of Labyrinth yesterday evening, we spoke to all of you on arrival and you have been very understanding throughout the difficult situation and kindly sent your best wishes to our staff, which we have passed on. After working overnight with all the relevant authorities we are pleased to announce the screenings this evening and tomorrow are going ahead. The most important update and our priority since last night is the wellbeing of our injured caterer. She has been in surgery in hospital and we send even more well wishes for her recovery. She has been amazing after sustaining multiple injuries.'

They added: 'We would like to remind customers without tickets not to come to the screening of Top Gun on Saturday evening as the event has sold out.'

• A few tickets still remain for tonight's screening of The Lost Boys and will be available online at 5pm.

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