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.

 

Portsoy

In a special event as part of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Shona Thomson will be screening films of Scottish coastal life from as early as 1912 alongside a wonderful record of village life in 1950s Portsoy, Cullen and Aberchirder filmed by local cinema manager William Davidson. The screening will be followed by an informal blether with special guests connected to the films.

Sunday 25 June, 11am

Tickets for this event are free with a Festival entry pass.  Available from the Festival Office on Seafield Street from 17th June onwards.  Contact admin@portsoy.org to reserve for pick up.

Johnshaven

In this special event as part of the Johnshaven Fish Festival, Shona Thomson will be presenting films of Scottish coastal life from as early as 1908 alongside scenes of salmon fishing at St Cyrus and King George VI’s Coronation celebrations in Laurencekirk. The screening will be followed by an informal blether with special guests connected to the films.

Sunday 6 August, 2pm