Let’s go to the seaside! Travel round our gorgeous, varied coast, through gems of archive film from the British Film Institute.

Take a nostalgic promenade to classic British holiday resorts including Weston-super-Mare, Morecambe and Skegness; visit Butlin’s in Brighton and go surfing in Newquay in the 1930s. In contrast, a 1947 information film cleverly undercuts travel clichés by showing how Dover, a traditional tourist town, is remaking itself after heavy bombings during WWII.

Enjoy a lush travelogue around the coast via Claude Friese-Greene’s wonderfully re-coloured footage, as eloquent as a painting.

Learn about lifeboats via the RNLI’s brisk, engaging promotional film;

See the private life of seabirds in Julian Huxley’s pioneering, Oscar-winning short film - a triumph of early environmentalism.

Explore the world of shipbuilding with an insight inot the construction of the SS Olympic.

All the while, in the background: the shimmering sea.

TICKETS

Full price: £4
Concessions: £2 over 60s

*Price includes tea and cake

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