A uniquely uplifting cinematic and musical voyage not to be missed.
Join British Sea Power live on stage as they perform their critically acclaimed original score of From the Sea to the Land Beyond alongside a screening of the film.
The six-piece set the course for this cinematic and musical voyage with a sound that ebbs and flows with the natural sounds of seagulls, ships, and snippets of speech.
From the Sea to the Land Beyond - a fascinating and moving film by award-winning director Penny Woolcock, paints a lyrical portrait of Britain's coastline, created through an exquisite combination of evocative archive footage drawn from the BFI National Archive and stirring music.
Dates and times
- 28 April – 6.30pm
What the press are saying...
“…a moving film that captures our relationship with the coast. There is no voiceover, just a brilliant original score from British Sea Power – rousing, evocative and often contemplative, it is the perfect accompaniment.”
- The Times
“…a beautifully compiled work from filmmaker Penny Woolcock.”
- The Daily Telegraph
“…a glorious mix of 100 years of BFI footage of British coastal life, with a soaring score from Brighton’s British Sea Power, and no narration. A treat.”
- Daily Mail (Live) – 4 stars
“..a visual treat…British Sea Power’s arch hipster-fogey aesthetic proves the perfect accompaniment…”
- The Guardian Guide
“..beautiful footage…” “..the waves of nostalgia knock you away in the end.”
- The Sunday Times Culture (& selected as Pick of the Day)
“…it is a wistful look at how much society has changed while the coastline itself has remained unaltered.”
- The Mail on Sunday – 5 stars
“[I] fell down a dream. From the Sea to the Land Beyond really was something else”
- Caitlin Moran, The Times
“Further mentionables: the blazing, breathtaking Olympic Opening Ceremony (BBC1), Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman's Pointless (BBC1) bromance, and finally From The Sea to The Land Beyond, a perfect, perfect reminder of the quiet majesty of BBC4.”
- Sarah Dempster, ‘2012: a year in television’, The Guardian
“From the Sea...is astonishing.” “It's a magical mix ofturbulence and serenity, cut together with an understanding of the progression of time and sensitivity to the lives of those on screen.”
- Mojo - 4 stars
“Penny Woolcock's elegant, evocative film portrait of the British coastline [...], washed in a plangent soundtrack by British Sea Power, packs a surprising emotional punch.”
- Sight & Sound