Contact Us  
Call Us 0191 227 5500  

Pilgrim Street   Newcastle upon Tyne   NE1 6QG

The Unthanks & Richard Fenwick: Songs From The Shipyards Live

As rated by visitors:

In February 2011 we commissioned and staged a live audio visual event celebrating our region’s shipbuilding heritage in film and music. Songs From the Shipyards brought a century of archive film of shipbuilding on the rivers of the Tyne, Wear and Tees to vibrant new life, re-visualised byinternationally acclaimed filmmaker Richard Fenwick and presented live with a wonderful new musical score by Mercury Prize nominees The Unthanks. This extraordinary live event is now back at the Tyneside for performances this autumn, embarking on a live nationwide tour and being reinterpreted online as part of the Arts Council and BBC’s groundbreaking project, The Space.

This emotional and beautiful tale of pride, turmoil and the loss of a once-proud north-east industry is an absolutely unforgettable event and last year sold out in just a few hours, so don’t miss your chance to catch it now!

Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 October, 6.45pm/8.45pm

£12.50/£11.50 Concessions (Stalls)
£14.50/£12.50 Concessions (Circle)

         

The Space

We are delighted to be producing a reinterpretation of this work for The Space – Arts Council England and the BBC’s new cutting-edge digital arts website.

This groundbreaking new multimedia experience invites you to navigate the story of the shipbuilding industry in the North East through film, music, images and historical information.

A series of short films, arranged and edited by filmmaker Richard Fenwick with music by The Unthanks, provide the spine of the narrative which is enhanced by a wealth of additional films from national and local archives, newly commissioned work, photography and contemporary records, providing hours of online content to explore. 

Make sure you check out this unique interactive exerience, now available at Songs from the Shipyards on thespace.org

 

Director(s): Richard Fenwick   Country of Origin: United Kingdom  Year: 2011   Running Time: 1hr 0 mins  

Have your say...

We want to know what you think!

To have your say on this, and all of our content, register here or sign in now


user icon

Dan Smith said...

Can't wait for this! Five stars from me in advance...

6 years ago

Please log in to set a reminder

We don't have any screenings scheduled for this film.

Showing Today

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse.
Our hugely popular night of classic film, fabulous food and mystery.
Denzel Washington directs and stars in this long-awaited film adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
You talkin’ to me? One of the greatest American movies ever made, Martin Scorsese’s classic returns to the big screen.
A simply glorious Annette Bening leads a stellar cast in Mike Mills' (Beginners) semiautobiographical story.
Disney’s Oscar nominated sweeping, CG-animated family film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people.
Choose life. Choose a job. Choose to see the highliy anticipated sequel to one of the best British films of all time.
The winner of the Golden Globe for Best Drama.
Damien Chazelle’s irresistible new film breathes new life into the Hollywood musical.
Take a trip into the past with our free Newsreel screenings.