Screen-on-Sea, popup cinema

Come and see FOR FREE, local archive film in our pop up ‘cinema’ at events round the Norfolk & Suffolk coasts this summer. Footage of seaside fun and frolics caught on camera in resorts through the decades will feature as part of the British Film Institute’s national Britain on Film Coast & Sea season.

On the clifftop, Beach Road - 11am until 5pm. (Additional parking available at Happisburgh Primary School, The Street, Happisburgh).

Screen-on-Sea ‘cinema’ will be on the cliff top in the shadow of Happisburgh Lighthouse as part of this special day. The lighthouses dotted round our coast are imposing and iconic buildings which have played a crucial part in our lives over the last century. By their nature they are set on cliff tops, promonteries or alone in potentially hazardous waters to guide and alert those at sea. With the advent of automated lighthouses and GPs technology these buildings around the world have their own stories of survival to tell but many now remain more as a nostalgic, historic visitor destination. As a special tribute to Happisburgh and lighthouses across the world, as part of the Britain on Film Coast & Sea project, Screen-on-Sea  will feature archive footage of lighthouses and lightships in their heyday around the UK sourced from the various regional film archives and the BFI’s own collection. Pop in and see films that include Bishop’s Rock Lighthouse in the Isles on Scilly in 1976,  the Skerries Lighthouse at Carmel Head,  Anglesey in 1960 and back to Christmas on the Lynn Well Lightship in the Wash in 1922!

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Sun, 20/08/2017 - 11:00 - 17:00