JUST a week after a syndicate from Dinas Powys hit the jackpot in the national lottery, Murchfield Community Association has been awarded £4,224 fromThe Big Lottery fund.

The money has been given for further acoustic improvements to the community hall. A variety of events now take place at the popular venue, including The Dinas Powys Fringe Festival and The Community Cinema.

Judith Anderson, from the Murchfield Community Association, said: "Echo and reverberation have always been a problem in the hall and many user groups have found the noise levels uncomfortable. These improvements mean that everyone will find the hall more welcoming."

She added: "You can come along and find out for yourself the difference when Murch Community Cinema screen The Railway Man this Saturday, May 10.

"Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his wife Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past. Doors open at 7pm. More details on www.murchcommunitycinema.bravesites.com or www.facebook.com/murchfieldcommunitycinema