Town receives organ donation

Penistone Cinema Organ Trust ' 'The Astoria Project' wins Heritage Lottery Fund support'Kevin Grunill (L) Nigel Ogden (R
Penistone Cinema Organ Trust ' 'The Astoria Project' wins Heritage Lottery Fund support'Kevin Grunill (L) Nigel Ogden (R
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IT’S an organ donation with a difference. The Penistone Cinema Organ Trust has been awarded a £50,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore and install an Art-Deco Compton Cinema Pipe Organ into a unique cinema organ.

Led by volunteers of The Penistone Cinema Organ Trust, The Astoria Project will offer a number of opportunities to learn a wide range of traditional skills in cinema organ restoration and installation, its history and music.

The restoration and installation of the 1934 organ, which contains over 1,000 pipes, will take around 12 months and when completed, a programme of public events will commence.