Brighton: Symphony of a City

Aerial view of Brighton

‘Brighton: Symphony of a City’ Lizzie Thynne’s filmic ode to the city using Screen Archive footage is screening in Brighton and London venues throughout 2018.  The film is a striking cinematic portrait of our city in all its campaigning and bohemian glory set to a sumptuous orchestral score. Darting between past and present, forgotten treasures are glimpsed from Screen Archive South East, such as Black Rock Pool and the mysterious ‘Father Neptune’ ritual. 1930s marchers celebrate the anniversary of the Soviet Union; modern protestors commemorate Gaza and Pride parades exuberantly. The elegant ferris Wheel, a contemporary icon destined for destruction, marks the passage of time. The day culminates in night-time revelry, astounding puppetry and the winter solstice festival, ‘The Burning of the Clocks’. The festive and the everyday are thrown into relief by the tones and textures of the beautiful recording by the Orchestra of Sound and Light. Composer: Ed  Hughes Director: Lizzie Thynne, 2016, 48 minutes

Originally performed with a live orchestra at Brighton Festival, the film is now out with a sparkling recording of Ed Hughes’ score by the Orchestra of Sound and Light.

Monday 26 March 2018, 9pm

Duke of York’s Cinema, Preston Circus, Brighton plus ‘Voyage to the Moon’ (Georges Melies, 12 minutes, 1902) with new music by Ed Hughes. Plus Q and A

Thursday 3 May 2018, 7.30 pm plus ‘Voyage to the Moon’ (Georges Melies, 1902) with new music by Ed Hughes. Plus Q and A

The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road)

London SE11 4TH

 Tuesday 15 May 2018, 7pm (Doors: 6.30). Plus Q and A.

The Deptford Cinema,

39 Deptford Broadway, Lewisham, London SE8 4PQ

 June Ist 2018, 9pm. (Doors: 8.30)

Brighton Fringe Festival – Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton.

More information here:

The dvd ‘ Symphonic Visions’ which includes Brighton: Symphony of A City and other music for silent films by Ed Hughes is also now out from Metier: