Whitley Bay Film Festival presents: Moving North: Coastal Comes To Whitley Bay
Monday 28th August 2017
A rare opportunity to experience a remarkable mix of archive footage all about the places – and people - we know so well, as the North East Film Archive takes you on a journey through time revealing the rich film heritage of our North East coastline, with Whitley Bay and surrounding areas featuring prominently in the screening.
Using amateur and home movies, travelogues and regional TV productions, our curators have been working in partnership with the BFI’s Britain on Film project to preserve and digitise more of our North East film heritage collections to bring audiences a new programme of screenings and events, Moving North: Coastal, in which we’ll reveal the stories of our coastal communities, from the launching of lifeboats to laughing at life with comedian Scarlet O’Hara, the timeless draw of the seaside to locals and visitors alike, and the local industries and traditions passed down through generations to the views of new arrivals to the area.
With the white-domed Spanish City in its heyday as a familiar backdrop, you’re bound to recognise familiar faces and places, and who knows, perhaps you might even spot family or friends fleetingly captured on film, and now revealed once more as Moving North: Coastal comes to Whitely Bay.
This event also includes a sneak preview performance from Hector Gannet who is working in collaboration with North East Film Archive (NEFA) and Amber Films to perform alongside some specially selected local archive.