Coast to Coast: County Antrim

Part of Northern Ireland Screen’s Coast to Coast programme

The Ould Lammas Fair


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



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


‘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


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



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