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

Young Frankenstein

Horror comedy classic in the creepy surrounds of the derelict Downhill Demesne.

Like most of his other films, Young Frankenstein is director Mel Brooks’s loving homage of a classic story. In this satire of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Gene Wilder stars as the mad scientist who reanimates a dead man into a monster. A Brooks regular, Wilder is comedic gold, and the rest of the cast is perfect as well: Marty Feldman is hunchbacked assistant Igor, Madeline Khan plays Elizabeth, Cloris Leachman is Frau Blucher, and Peter Boyle plays the monster.

Before the main feature…

The Fall of The House of Usher

(1928 ) 13 mins.
In a decaying castle surrounded by a dank, mirrored lake live the morbidly nervous Roderick Usher and his sickly twin sister, Madeline. Their tale is told and dimly comprehended by the unnamed narrator, a boyhood friend whom Roderick has summoned.

Coast To Coast
: Specially curated content from the Digital Film Archive, showing how coast and sea continue to shape how we live, work and dream.

Saturday 23 Sep,
Downhill Demesne
8pm

Coast to Coast: County Antrim

Coast to Coast: County Antrim

Coast to Coast: County Antrim

Part of Northern Ireland Screen’s Coast to Coast programme

The Ould Lammas Fair

Ballycastle

A facilitated visit with coastal archive material to ‘The Ould Lammas Fair’. The fair has taken place annually in the coastal town of Ballycastle, since the seventeenth century. It attracts crowds of around 200,000 over the course of the weekend.

The Portico of Ards
29 and 30 August

Airwaves

Portrush

A facilitated visit with coastal archive material to Airwaves, one of the biggest airshows in the UK. Airwaves takes place in the coastal location of Portrush and against a backdrop of iconic coastal landmarks including the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle.

September 2nd

The Monday Club

Belfast

‘The Monday Club’ tells of the Belfast City Center pub where the ‘magnificent seven’ met up every Monday after work. They were ‘Island men’, working in the Belfast docks.
Danny talks about his old friends and times they shared as a series of stories unravel – stories of love, of loss and of family connections. Belfast is a city full of characters, the Monday Club shares some of them with you.
The screening will be accompanied by footage from the Digital Film Archive, films that show the everyday experience of the Island men and bring the heyday of the yard vividly to life.

07 Aug 8:00 PM

Ulrika Ferm exhibition

Belfast, PS2 Gallery

The artist will respond to UFH Coastal material to create a unique art and archive experience. Both the artist and curator bring a Finnish perspective to Northern Ireland’s Coastal archive, creating a situation where new interpretations of UFH material and place may be discovered.

Dates TBC

Morris Dancers

Portrush

A reunion of Northern Ireland’s only Morris Dancing group in the Harbour Bar, Portrush. The audience will be able to meet the Morris Dancers, watch the archive footage in the Harbour bar and even have a go at Morris dancing accompanied by live musicians outside on the very spot UTV filmed the homesick Coleraine lecturers in the 1970s.

Dates TBC

Grabbers

Portrush

Screening of Grabbers – NI Screen funded feature. Horror-comedy about a monster terrorising a remote Irish island community. Screening to take place in coastal pub, overlooking the sea

Dates TBC

Film Makers 2

Ballymena The Braid

Contemporary makers (crafts people) will respond to UFH archive material to create bespoke artworks. These artworks will be exhibited alongside curated packages of the UFH material that inspired them and films of the makers discussing their response to the archive footage. Artist tour of the show on 19 August.

27 July (launch) to 19 August

Black Narcissus

Larne, Drumalis

Screening of Black Narcissus to take place at the Drumalis centre, situated in Larne, beside the sea. In the Middle Ages a premonstratensian priory and now a spiritual retreat.

Dates TBC

Following the Fleet: DRIFTERS – Great Yarmouth

Following the Fleet: DRIFTERS – Great Yarmouth

Following the Fleet: DRIFTERS

Internationally renowned beatboxer and sound artist Jason Singh returns with a major UK tour of his astonishing live vocal score to John Grierson’s groundbreaking 1929 silent documentary Drifters in August/September 2017.

Touring to six former major fishing ports on the UK’s East coast from Scotland to Norfolk, Following the Fleet: DRIFTERS presents Jason’s atmospheric score alongside new artistic interpretations of Britain’s fishing heritage and future, performed live by a diverse range of artists from poets to DJs across the country.

Following the Fleet: DRIFTERS is presented by curator/producer Shona Thomson of A Kind of Seeing. The tour is supported through public funding by Arts Council England.  The tour also forms part of BFI Britain on Film, a major project opening up unprecedented online access to our screen heritage.  Britain on Film is supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery: http://www.bfi.org.uk/britain-on-film.

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Internationally renowned beatboxer and sound artist Jason Singh arrives in Great Yarmouth to perform his beautifully atmospheric live vocal score to John Grierson’s  as part of a major UK tour to fishing ports on the UK’s East coast.  All are welcome as the tour reaches its finale in the town where John Grierson filmed the busy and important herring port, curing yards and fish auction for his groundbreaking 1929 silent herring fishing film DRIFTERS.

This special event featuring a display of artefacts from the nearby Time and Tide Museum, brings the film home to what might seem a very different town from Grierson’s portrayal in 1929 but still attracts visitors and also workers from all over the world who have now settled and contribute to Great Yarmouth’s diverse international community and culture.

Performing alongside Jason in the relaxed and welcoming space of SeaChange Arts will be fresh, talented performers from the Portuguese-speaking community of Great Yarmouth and the surrounding area. Films from the East Anglian Film Archive of the fishing and the golden days of the 1950s seaside resort will be screened and accompanied live by the performers as they reflect on the changes the town has seen and is still going through.

Saturday 30 September, 7.30pm

Following the Fleet: DRIFTERS – Aldeburgh

Following the Fleet: DRIFTERS – Aldeburgh

Following the Fleet: DRIFTERS

Internationally renowned beatboxer and sound artist Jason Singh returns with a major UK tour of his astonishing live vocal score to John Grierson’s groundbreaking 1929 silent documentary Drifters in August/September 2017.

Touring to six former major fishing ports on the UK’s East coast from Scotland to Norfolk, Following the Fleet: DRIFTERS presents Jason’s atmospheric score alongside new artistic interpretations of Britain’s fishing heritage and future, performed live by a diverse range of artists from poets to DJs across the country.

Following the Fleet: DRIFTERS is presented by curator/producer Shona Thomson of A Kind of Seeing. The tour is supported through public funding by Arts Council England.  The tour also forms part of BFI Britain on Film, a major project opening up unprecedented online access to our screen heritage.  Britain on Film is supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery: http://www.bfi.org.uk/britain-on-film.

Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Complementing Jason’s atmospheric performance will be a rare big screen presentation of archive films charting the coastal erosion affecting Suffolk with a new live commissioned soundtrack by innovative East Anglian folk ensemble Dead Rat Orchestra.  As “adventurers adrift in a sea of sound and possibility”, DRO bring their own innovative blend of folk and improvisation to create a new live soundtrack to archive films focusing on  area around Aldeburgh. Don’t be misled by the name: Dead Rat Orchestra bring the films of Aldeburgh, Dunwich and Thorpeness from the East Anglian Film Archive alive.

This special event in the beautiful 98-year-old Aldeburgh Cinema is part of Jason’s tour to fishing ports from Scotland to Norfolk re-tracing the historic journey of boats, men and women pursuing the abundant herring shoals.

Thursday 28 September, 7.30pm