Special environmental day offer

FORMER US vice-president Al Gore's message about global warming is coming to Ipswich as part of a special environmental day on Friday.And the Evening Star has 25 pairs of tickets to see his thought-provoking documentary film “An Inconvenient Truth” at the Ipswich Film Theatre.

FORMER US vice-president Al Gore's message about global warming is coming to Ipswich as part of a special environmental day on Friday.

And the Evening Star has 25 pairs of tickets to see his thought-provoking documentary film “An Inconvenient Truth” at the Ipswich Film Theatre.

Mr Gore has become a keen advocate of environmental projects since losing out to George W Bush in the controversial 2000 presidential election - even though he won more votes than Mr Bush.

His film has provoked a sharp debate on the future of the planet in America, and now it is doing the same throughout Europe.

It is being shown at the Ipswich Film Theatre on Friday at 6.10pm.

Between noon and 6pm there will be an exhibition showing the danger we face from global warming in the Robert Cross Hall at the Corn Exchange.

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Among those viewing the film will be Ipswich mayor Henry Davies and Suffolk County Council transport spokesman Guy McGregor - along with other leading councillors.

Mr Davies said: “There is no greater issue for the world and its future than the global environment and I am delighted that this important and thought-provoking film will be shown in Ipswich.”

A key message of the film is that people should try to create less pollution by driving less themselves and using alternative methods of transport.

Mr McGregor said: “Here in Suffolk we are working to encourage more people to use public transport and if this helps to get that message across it is a very important film.”

If you want free tickets to the screening of the film, please e-mail paul.geater@eveningstar.co.uk marking them “inconvenient truth” in the subject line.

You will need to be able to collect them from our front office in Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, during office hours before 5pm on Friday afternoon.

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