A Night at the Cinema
A Driftwood Cinema event

Sunday 12 September, 7pm

Join us for a curated selection of traditional silent movies brought to life with live musical accompaniment from The Bookshop Band

Tickets (pay what you can): £5 / £3 / £2 / Free

Face Coverings

Please note that in line with Scottish Government restrictions it is currently mandatory to wear a face covering when attending one of our in-house events, although there are exemptions for certain people and it is a reasonable excuse to remove a face covering when you need to eat and drink


Seating will be arranged to allow for distancing of 2m between groups. Please notify us if you have booked as part of a household or extended household, and we will arrange to seat you together

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A dark grey square poster with text and an image of 2 people. In the top quarter of the poster, large capitalised text at the top reads 'A NIGHT AT THE CINEMA' with decorative beaded lines above and below, reminiscent of vintage poster. Below, smaller text reads 'Original silent movies screened with live musical accompaniment from The Bookshop Band'. The bottom half of the poster shows a centred square black and white photo of white couple in their thirties, seen from chest up. They stand back to back. The man on the left looks down, the woman on the right looks up and holds a cello by the neck over her left shoulder. Beneath the image, text reads 'September 2021'.

Step back in time and spend A Night at the Cinema with a curated selection of traditional silent movies brought to life with live musical accompaniment from The Bookshop Band. Ben and Beth will weave their magic into these enhanced screening experiences, in intimate local venues across Dumfries & Galloway. Join us for what promises to be a very special evening.

The New York Times: The Bookshop Band is not just good but achingly good…

Louis de Bernières, author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin: “The Bookshop Band’s approach to song writing is entirely original, and the results are both surprising and beautiful. They are two talented musicians coming to the same point from different directions.”

Lasting approximately 1 hour, including a Q&A session with The Bookshop Band as they discuss their recent work scoring the new Aardman animated film, scheduled for release this Winter. “We were incredibly fortunate to land a composing job with Aardman Animations over the exact time that Covid stopped our regular live music touring work and spent the best part of 12 months writing music and songs for their 2021 Christmas special Robin Robin. It was a hugely challenging but rewarding experience, developing the music right from the outset of production and continually evolving with the story. The final result is a half hour musical featuring the vocal talents of Gillian Anderson and Richard E Grant, who were both brilliant to work with.”

A Driftwood Cinema event, supported by funding from Film Hub Scotland.

About The Bookshop Band

The Bookshop Band are the offspring of an artistic love-affair between a duo of English folk singer-songwriters, Ben Please and Beth Porter, and a multi-award winning independent bookshop in the UK, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights. They writeand perform songs inspired by books, inspired by hundreds of authors from Shakespeare to Philip Pullman, and have released 13 studio albums featuring many of the authors they have worked with. 

More information can be found on The Bookshop Band website

About Driftwood Cinema

Driftwood Cinema was established in 2013 as a Social Enterprise to support communities to create cinematic events.

Their Mission is “to take the cinema experience to the audience. To enable those who cannot get access to cinema and the arts experience film and encore stage performances on the big screen right on their doorstep. To enable communities to come together to create their own sustainable community cinemas, and at the same time create community centric social events.”

More information can be found on Driftwood Cinema’s website