Duke of York: Eurovision Song Contest, CineCity with Brighton Festival and special shows

The Duke of York Picture House is hosting a wide programme of cinema-related events during this month. On Saturday 14th May, in the Picture House will take place the Eurovision Song Contest, this year on live broadcast from Stockholm. Together with ‘trashy’ prizes for the best and worst costumes and a charity raffle draw, the night will also feature a pre­-show party mix of Euro­ hits, and spectacle of costumes and decorations.

In collaboration with Brighton Festival, on Sunday 15th May at 13.30, CineCity – a partnership between the Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Screen Archive South East and the University of Brighton – will present ‘Sans Soleil’, a poetic documentary tour of Tokyo, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland and San Francisco, a visual essay which deals with the disorientation caused by different cultures, rituals and times of a world traveller:

While on Sunday 29th May, at 16.30, it will be the turn of ‘The Moon and The Sledgehammer’, UK premiere of restored cult classic. It tells the story of the extraordinary Page family, which lived in an isolated home in rural Sussex and managed to go on without running water, electricity or gas, cut off from the rest of the world, but still having complete control of everything that happens to them despite the unusual life:


The Duke of York is also hosting movie showings dedicated to several clubs and groups:

Silver Screen:  if you are aged over 60, join the Club, you will be provided with discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Some shows will also have subtitles for people with hearing loss. To check movies and timetables, visit: What’s on – Silver Screen

Kids’ Club: Shows exclusively for children and their parents or carers. To check movies and timetables, visit: What’s on – Kids’ Club

Autism-Friendly: Especially for people on the autism spectrum or with other special needs and their families, friends and carers. Adults without disabilities are only admitted if they are accompanying a child or a person on the autism spectrum/with special needs. To check movies and timetables, visit: What’s on – Autism-Friendly

Toddler Time: Exclusively for preschool children and their parents or carers. To check movies and timetables, visit: What’s on – Toddler Time

Big Scream: Exclusively for parents or carers with babies under the age of one. To check movies and timetables, visit: What’s on – Big Scream

Text Elisa Bardoni

Featured image by Marcin Wichary