ICO Tour – Coast & Sea

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ICO Tour – Coast & Sea

Let’s go to the seaside! Travel round our gorgeous, varied coast, filmed throughout the 20th century from 1901 to 1978, in our fourth programme from Britain on Film on Tour.

Take a nostalgic promenade to classic British holiday resorts including Weston-super-Mare, Morecambe and Skegness, a visit to Butlin’s in Brighton and 1930s surfing in Newquay, while a 1947 information film cleverly undercuts travel clichés by showing how Dover, a traditional tourist town, is remaking itself after heavy bombings during WWII.

From travelogues enticing holidaymakers to the beach to promotional films celebrating the work of fishermen and shipbuilders, these films capture the traditions, industry and joyfulness of the British coast. Check out the films in the programme here.

Don’t see any screenings in your local area? To find out how to book the film for your community (starting from as little as £20) click here.


Map of Featured Films


  • Nottingham, Broadway Cinema, Sat 26 August 2017
  • Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh Cinema, Sat 15 and Wed 19 July 2017


  • Beckenham, Beckenham and Bromley Historical Association, Wed 15 November 2017
  • Belford, Belford Community Arts Festival, Tue 25 July 2017
  • Cockermouth, Kirkgate Centre, Thu 17 August 2017
  • Belfast, Queen’s Film Theatre, Sun 23 July 2017
  • Glasgow, Glasgow Film Theatre, Sun 13 August 2017
  • Inverness, Eden Court Theatre, Sat 15 and Thu 20 July 2017
  • Lewes, Depot, Sun 25 June 2017
  • Northepps, Northepps Film Society, Thu 2 November 2017
  • Oxford, Ultimate Picture Palace, Sun 13 + Mon 14 August 2017
  • Shoreham by Sea, Ropetackle Film Club, Fri 8 September 2017
  • Clevedon, Curzon Community Cinema, Mon 4 + Sat 9 September 2017
  • Falmouth, National Maritime Museum, Wed 17 May 2017
  • Ivybridge, The Watermark, Wed 19 July 2017
  • Wotton-Under-Edge, The Electric Picture house, Sun 9 July 2017
  • Mold, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Wed 2 August 2017

There are currently no screenings in this region. Want to bring Britain on Film: Coast & Sea to your area? Find Out How Here.

  • Halifax, Square Chapel Arts Centre, Sun 23 July 2017
  • Leyburn, Leyburn Arts, Tue 1 August 2017
  • Pocklington, Pocklington Arts Centre, Fri 30 June 2017