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Live Events

Our flagship live events are our regular large scale screenings which take place not only in the South West but throughout the United Kingdom. 

Programmed around brand new restorations from around the world, these screenings allow us to mix key silent film titles with neglected classics. The films are accompanied by some of the best known silent film accompanists in the UK and beyond.   

Every live event is also accompanied by specially produced screening notes and introduction by a film specialist.


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Upcoming Events

  • The Eagle (1925): South West Silents
    20 Aug, 19:30 – 21:00 BST
    Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
    Based on the novel “Dubrovsky” by Alexander Pushkin the great silent-era sex symbol Rudolph Valentino departs from his onscreen persona of a Latin lover and delivers one of the most nuanced and powerful performances of his career.
  • The Last of the Mohicans (1920): South West Silents
    Time is TBD
    Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TJ, UK
    A season of silent film screenings celebrating 100 years since the beginning of the 1920s, the final decade of the silent era, continues with this unique and rare screening of the brand new restoration of the action-packed drama, The Last of the Mohicans (1920).
  • The Kid (1921): South West Silents
    23 Jul, 19:30 – 21:15 BST
    Bristol, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
    Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Chaplin's ground breaking first feature film. With special intro by official Chaplin biographer David Robinson.