Made by the Sea – Eilean Siar

Made by the Sea – Eilean Siar

Made by the Sea

A Kind of Seeing presents a new live touring cinema event offering a fascinating big screen presentation of life on Scotland’s coasts and seas through unique selections of archive films from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Screenings will include films local to each venue introduced by curator Shona Thomson and complemented by a post-show ‘blether’ with filmmakers, local historians and archivists. Touring to key coastal communities, venues include Scotland’s mobile cinema Screen Machine, Johnshaven Fish Festival, and the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy.

Made by the Sea tour website: madebythesea.net.

 

Castlebay, Isle of Barra

Come along to this special event in the newly refurbished Screen Machine, Scotland’s mobile cinema.  Alongside films of Scottish coastal life from as early as 1908 will be perspectives on the islands from songhunters to the people’s historian and television legend Tom Weir. The screening will be followed by an informal blether with special guests connected to the films.

Wednesday 13 September, 5.30pm

Made by the Sea – Argyll and Bute

Made by the Sea – Argyll and Bute

Made by the Sea

A Kind of Seeing presents a new live touring cinema event offering a fascinating big screen presentation of life on Scotland’s coasts and seas through unique selections of archive films from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Screenings will include films local to each venue introduced by curator Shona Thomson and complemented by a post-show ‘blether’ with filmmakers, local historians and archivists. Touring to key coastal communities, venues include Scotland’s mobile cinema Screen Machine, Johnshaven Fish Festival, and the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy.

Made by the Sea tour website: madebythesea.net.

 

Tobermory

Come along to this special event in the newly refurbished Screen Machine, Scotland’s mobile cinema. Alongside films of Scottish coastal life from as early as 1908 will be a tourist’s guide to Tobermory and highlights of the Tobermory 200 celebrations in 1988. The screening will be followed by an informal blether with special guests connected to the films.

Tuesday 1 August, 5.30pm

Made by the Sea – Aberdeenshire

Made by the Sea – Aberdeenshire

Made by the Sea

A Kind of Seeing presents a new live touring cinema event offering a fascinating big screen presentation of life on Scotland’s coasts and seas through unique selections of archive films from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Screenings will include films local to each venue introduced by curator Shona Thomson and complemented by a post-show ‘blether’ with filmmakers, local historians and archivists. Touring to key coastal communities, venues include Scotland’s mobile cinema Screen Machine, Johnshaven Fish Festival, and the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy.

Made by the Sea tour website: madebythesea.net.

 

Portsoy

In a special event as part of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Shona Thomson will be screening films of Scottish coastal life from as early as 1912 alongside a wonderful record of village life in 1950s Portsoy, Cullen and Aberchirder filmed by local cinema manager William Davidson. The screening will be followed by an informal blether with special guests connected to the films.

Sunday 25 June, 11am

Tickets for this event are free with a Festival entry pass.  Available from the Festival Office on Seafield Street from 17th June onwards.  Contact admin@portsoy.org to reserve for pick up.

Johnshaven

In this special event as part of the Johnshaven Fish Festival, Shona Thomson will be presenting films of Scottish coastal life from as early as 1908 alongside scenes of salmon fishing at St Cyrus and King George VI’s Coronation celebrations in Laurencekirk. The screening will be followed by an informal blether with special guests connected to the films.

Sunday 6 August, 2pm

Coast to Coast: County Down

Coast to Coast: County Down

Coast to Coast: County Down

Part of Northern Ireland Screen’s Coast to Coast programme

Richard Hills live performance to The Manxman

Portaferry Portico Centre

A screening of Hitchcock’s silent classic with live accompaniment from the ‘organist of the year’, Richard Hills.

The Portico of Ards
Friday 26 May
19:30 to 21:30

Malojian – Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home album launch

Portaferry Portico Centre

A few months ago Northern Ireland Screen contacted me to see if I’d be interested in playing a gig in a coastal location, with coastal themed visuals from their archive to be used as a backdrop. This sounded very cool to me and the more I thought about it, I began to get really into the idea of recording some new material to go alongside it. So, I started recording demos at home with the intention of taking them to a proper studio at some stage and turning them into an album. Lo and behold, like an ugly duckling or something, they grew and took on a life of their own and have taken me on the most incredible musical journey I’ve been on yet. From recording in a lighthouse to collaborating with some of my favourite musicians ever, they’ve become my next album. It’s called LET YOUR WEIRDNESS CARRY YOU HOME and features Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., Atoms For Peace, Roger Waters), Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub), Jon Thorne (Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Lamb) and more…” – Stevie Scullion

16-Sep 19:30

The Secret of Kells

Inspired by archival footage of Vikings in Kilkeel, this family friendly, Viking themed event will have a screening of The Secret Of Kells created by Kilkenny-based company Cartoon Saloon, arts and crafts, face painting and even some real Vikings! Dressing up encouraged!

Sep (TBC)

Part of Kilkeel Prawn Festival



				

The Witches

Newcastle Slieve Donard Hotel

A family event and screening of The Witches. Audience will be given a tour of the grounds by a storyteller and have to find chocolate mice!

30-July 2:30 PM

Hotel Splendide

Newcastle, Slieve Donard Hotel, ballroom

In this British comedy, the Slieve Donard is the Hotel Spendide! Join us to watch the film inside the hotel it was based on. Catch some archive footage of the Slieve Donard including Gloria Hunniford performing in the ballroom! There will be a special cocktail for the night and we will have people dressed as characters from the film.

Early-Aug (TBC)

Moving The Mournes

Newcastle Newcastle Cinema Club

Creation of a film combining archive and oral histories about the Mournes. The film will focus on granite quarrying heritage in the Mournes and dry stone wall building. This will be shown at a special screening in Newcastle Cinema Club including conversations with local stone builders and people who worked in the quarry.

Dates TBC

Coast to Coast: County Derry

Coast to Coast: County Derry

Coast to Coast: County Derry

Part of Northern Ireland Screen’s Coast to Coast programme

Red Sails

Portstewart – The Crescent (outdoor)

Come see Portstewart and the surrounding North Coast, in beautiful archive films.
Through the work of local filmmakers, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and more, this footage captures many facets of life in Portstewart through the ages.

Discover, explore and engage with newly digitised films that capture life in Portstewart and the surrounding North Coast and see how the coastal experience continues to shape how we live, work and dream.

A facilitated visit with Portstewart and coastal material. Red Sails is a week-long event combining a diverse range of entertainment centered on the Promenade of the picturesque coastal town of Portstewart. Features live music, culture, dance, competitions and ends with a spectacular firework show all organised by Portstewart Community Association. Screening from gazebos with plasma screens and with facilitators on hand to contextualise the material.

Saturday 29 July,
The Crescent,
Portstewart

10:00 to 16:00