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.

 

Ullapool

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 celluloid gems of 1950s Ullapool and the impact of the Eastern European ‘Klondykers’ in the 1980s. The screening will be followed by an informal blether with special guests connected to the films.

Tuesday 11 July, 5.30pm

Thurso

The most northerly cinema on the UK mainland, Merlin Cinema Thurso is the unique setting for this special event. Alongside films of Scottish coastal life from as early as 1908 will be a rare film of the 1953 Thurso Gala Week with live musical accompaniment and an extract from a 1960s STV documentary about the town as the Dounreay Nuclear Power Plant grew. The screening will be followed by an informal blether with special guests connected to the films.

Wednesday 23 August, 6.30pm