Screen-on-Sea Events Suffolk

Brought to you by Cambridge Film Trust, Screen-on-Sea will tour resorts from King’s Lynn to Felixstowe   celebrating our rich moving image heritage of the coast and sea appearing at 10 resorts as part of summer festivals, concerts, carnivals and Heritage Days on the quay, the prom, the clifftop, the bandstand and the beach!

With a wonderful selection of footage taken by amateurs and professionals alike, sourced mostly from the UEA’s East Anglian Film Archive, you will be transported from the ‘20s through the decades of the last century to witness the fun and frolics of seaside holidays, the harvesting by local fisherman and the enduring beauty of our coastline caught on camera over the years. The focus will be on archive local to each resort and surrounding area providing a fascinating insight into how the coast and our holiday hot spots have changed (or not!) throughout our lifetime.

See Suffolk events below:


As part of the SOUTHWOLD ARTS FESTIVAL celebrations. Screen-on-sea’s pop up ‘cinema’ will be on the corner of the High St and Victoria St

Films will reflect both the resort and local industry and include 1930s Southwold as an elegant holiday destination for the Harrison family who spent their days at the beach hut, at the yacht pond or riding along the coast – in true style. We get a taste of Adnams too as we catch up with drinkers in the Sole Bay pub in 1963 as they savour their pints and pass comment on their taste for beer.


Saturday 24th June 11am to 6pm

A FREE event


As part of the LOWESTOFT SUMMER FESTIVAL celebrations. Screen-on-sea’s pop up ‘cinema’ will be on the Royal Green by South Pier

Pop in and see film including Lowestoft in promotional film as the ‘Land of the rising sun’ in the 30s and as a busy fishing port in 1955


Saturday 22nd July 11am to 7pm

A FREE event


A FREE event


As part of FELIXSTOWE CARNIVAL’s celebrations on the beach opposite The Alex Café on Undercliffe Road West

Footage will include the Carnival in 1930 with elegant model boat racing in the yacht pond and the more competitive edge of the greasy pole pillow fights in the Carnival Sports.


Sunday 23rd July 11am to 7pm

A FREE event


Joining in the entertainment to celebrate the 75th ALDEBURGH CARNIVAL, Screen-on-Sea will be on the beach near the North Look Out Tower opposite Oakley Sq car park.

The Britten Pears Foundation have offered footage of the Carnival commissioned by Aldeburgh’s Mayor in 1950 and filmed by William Thomas Towler and screened by kind permission of his son, Nevill Towler. This will be included in the screening along with other gems showing  Aldeburgh and nearby Thorpeness. The audience will also be asked to turn detective and help identify people or places in some fascinating archive of a family holiday in Aldeburgh from 1935 which was bought a few years ago at a car boot sale for 50p!


Monday 21st August 12 noon to 8pm

A FREE event