The Cinema Museum, London

Screening of Brighton: Symphony of a City (2016)

Thu 3 May 2018 @ 19:30 · Events

This cinematic portrait of Brighton, in all its bohemian, and campaigning glory, darts between past present and is set to a sumptuous orchestral score.

‘Father Neptune’ is dunked in a raucous 1951 ritual, 1930s marchers celebrate the Soviet Union. Today’s residents parade at Pride and commemorate Gaza. The elegant ferris wheel marks the passage of time, and this day-in-a-life culminates in astounding puppetry and the winter festival, ‘The Burning of the Clocks’. A Brighton Festival Commission.

Supported by Screen Archive South East, The University of Sussex and Sea Life Centre.

Find out more about the film on their website.

The film will be accompanied by a screening of Georges Méliès’s Voyage to the Moon (1902), with an original composition by Ed Hughes.

Here is the proposed event programme:

  • Brief introduction by Lizzie Thynne (Director) – 5 minutes
  • Voyage to the Moon – 13 minutes
  • Brighton: Symphony of a City – 48 minutes
  • Q&A with Lizzie – 20 minutes

Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Tickets in advance £8.50 (£6.50 concessions). On the door £10 (£7 concessions).

Advance tickets may be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.
Brighton: Symphony of a City