Thursday, 18 July 2013

Beacon Special Offer - The Unthanks Songs From the Shipyards

You can take advantage of an excellent special offer thanks to The Beacon Arts Centre, The Unthanks - Songs from the Shipyards Music & Film

Beacon Arts Centre - Saturday 20th July 2013 at 7:30pm

Songs from the Shipyards is an award-winning audio visual work tracing the story of the shipyards through a beautiful and moving 60 minute film, accompanied by a new score from The Unthanks, performed live.

Special Offer - The Trust Heritage Project
Tickets £10 instead of £15

To take advantage of this special offer email

with the word ‘Heritage’ in your email title, tell us your name, phone number and how many tickets you require in your email and our box office staff will call you back to confirm your booking and to arrange payment.

Politically powerful and full of emotional complexity rather than lazy nostalgia, Songs from The Shipyards won the Arts Council Award in the recent Culture Awards and is fast becoming an iconic and important account of Britain’s lost communities and industries.

Commissioned by and first performed at Tyneside Cinema, Songs from the Shipyards tells the story of the rise and fall of the shipbuilding industry and it’s impact on the lives of so many people in the 20th century; a spirited and stirring illustration of Britain’s industrial journey in microcosm that could just as easily be about the mills or the mines. Songs from the Shipyards is likely to affect anyone with connections to areas in which industry was once the lifeblood of community.

The film performance is a unique event that brings archive film of the UK’s shipyards and rivers to vibrant new life, re-visualised by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Richard Fenwick. Continuing their journey as England’s most innovative and adventurous folk band, Mercury award nominees The Unthanks perform live to the film, combining the folk songbook of the shipyard industry with new compositions and compelling arrangements, which can also be found on the accompanying Unthanks album, Diversions Vol. 3 - Songs from the Shipyards.

To book call 01475 723723 or click here

The Beacon Bistro will be offer a special pre-theatre menu prior to this performance. Advanced booking is required, please call us on 01475 723723 to reserve your table.     

Here's a little of what you can expect from this wonderful performance...


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