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