“Silents by the Sea” festival heads to Morecambe

Northern Silents is presenting Silents by The Sea, a new festival celebrating classic cinema with live music, at Morecambe’s historic Winter Gardens theatre, next month.

The film programme includes discussions on silent film, and the screening of classics such as Charlie Chaplin’s heartwarming comedy, The Kid, and the original 1925 big-screen adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World.

Tickets are available to book here.

Northern Silents fuses new music with film to create inspiring live events across the North of England.

“More than a century ago, a new technology swept the world, changing societies and giving birth to a new art form – the cinema,” the organisation explains. “Silent moving images usually unfolded with musical accompaniment; maybe a pianist or organist, a trio or small ensemble, sometimes an orchestra. A film could travel the world, bringing the same experience to audiences wherever it was projected – but the music was local and live.

“Northern Silents reimagines – sometimes radically – a relationship between film and live music. Musicians from diverse genres and backgrounds bring new sonic life to the first chapter of cinema history, alongside classics of experimental film and, occasionally, new silent film. Jazz and folk, experimental musicians, specialist silent film players, classical artists, brass bands, ensembles and orchestras – all contribute to Northern Silents’ programme.”

Northern Silents presents a year-round programme and Northern Silent Film Festival every October and – new this June – Silents by the Sea in Morecambe. They screen a wide variety of films, working with archives around the world  to bring newly restored and rarely-seen titles to audiences in Northern England. Their unique live events take place in cinemas and theatres, music venues and concert halls, heritage buildings and village halls across the North of England.

Silents by the Sea 8th – 9th June 2024, Morecambe Winter Gardens, LA4 4BU | Book tickets here via Ticket Tailor

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