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South West Silents was founded in 2015 to share its founders’ passion for silent film with wider cinema-going audiences and to celebrate the history of cinema.

We produce eye opening silent film events by sourcing the latest restorations, historic film prints and collaborate with some of the worlds leading silent film musicians to stage one of a kind, live performance events in the South West and throughout the United Kingdom.

In 2018, 2019 and 2022 SWS was voted “Silent Film Heroes of the Year” in a international public poll held by Pamela Hutchinson’s esteemed blog Silent London. 

In autumn 2021 SWS launched a new spin-off company FILM NOIR UK, a group dedicated to the films of film noir. 

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Upcoming Events

  • Safety Last (1923): South West Silents
    Fri, 17 Feb
    Pound Arts, Corsham
    17 Feb, 19:30
    Pound Arts, Corsham, Pound Pill, Corsham SN13 9HX, UK
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  • The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946): Film Noir UK
    23 Feb, 18:00
    Watershed, Bristol, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
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  • The Black Vampire (1953): Film Noir UK
    Sun, 05 Mar
    The Courtyard, Hereford
    05 Mar, 17:00
    The Courtyard, Hereford, The Courtyard, Hereford HR2, UK
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  • Au Bonheur Des Dames (1930): South West Silents
    Sat, 11 Mar
    Malvern Theatres, Malvern
    11 Mar, 17:00
    Malvern Theatres, Malvern, Grange Rd, Great Malvern, Malvern WR14 3HB, UK
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  • Foolish Wives (1922): South West Silents
    Mon, 13 Mar
    Assembly Rooms, Ludlow
    13 Mar, 19:30
    Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, Ludlow SY8 1AZ, UK
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  • A Woman of Paris (1923): South West Silents
    Fri, 17 Mar
    Arnolfini, Bristol
    17 Mar, 19:00
    Arnolfini, Bristol, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
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  • The Bitter Stems (1956): Film Noir UK
    Sun, 19 Mar
    The Courtyard, Hereford
    19 Mar, 17:00
    The Courtyard, Hereford, The Courtyard, Hereford HR2, UK
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  • I Was Born, But... (1932): South West Silents
    Thu, 23 Mar
    Pound Arts, Corsham
    23 Mar, 19:30
    Pound Arts, Corsham, Pound Pill, Corsham SN13 9HX, UK
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‘South West Silents has re-energised the local silent film scene and set a model for creative, well-planned repertory cinema screenings.’

Pamela Hutchinson, Writer, Critic and Film Historian

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