Observatory Cinema \\ Song of the Sea (PG)

Tomm Moore \ 2014 \ (UK) \ PG \ StudioCanal

Join us at Bidston Observatory for a family-friendly outdoor screening, curated by Scalarama Merseyside. The enchanting Irish animation Song of The Sea (2014) tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. Song of The Sea, directed by Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells) features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny.

Audiences are invited to arrive and get settled from 4pm, with the film starting promptly at 4.30pm (Song of the Sea run time 94 minutes). The event will be over around 6pm.

On site, you will find food and drinks vendors, including Cowshed Catering, portaloos and accessible areas. Please note that due to licensing you will not be able to bring your own alcohol or glass to this event. No parking will be available on site except for anyone with access requirements. There is road parking and lay-bys on the way up and then a 5-10 minute walk on an incline up to the Observatory on Bidston Hill. 

This event is outdoors, so please dress appropriately – we recommend that you bring your own blankets and cushions to make the most of this experience. We have taken into account government guidance relating to social distancing, and will safely accommodate you and your group from arrival through to departure.

Tickets are priced at £15 per plot, and each plot comfortably seats up to 6 people. If you have any access requirements, we have a number of wheelchair-accessible plots available (at a concessionary rate, suitable for one wheelchair user plus guests). Please select this option at checkout, or call Ticket Quarter Monday and Friday, 10am – 5pm on 0344 8000 410 to assist with your booking.

For event enquires, email info@andfestival.org.uk

If you have any other access requirements, email access@andfestival.org.uk.

We have taken into account government guidance relating to social distancing, and will safely accommodate you and your group from arrival through to departure. Please bring your own face mask. There will be hand washing / sanitising stations around the site.

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