A taste of silent film
Our Taste of Silents programme is a chance for everyone new to silent film to give it a try, and for those who are already fans to enjoy the rich and captivating world of silent films with live music, presented in Scotland’s oldest cinema.
Taste of Silents 2023
- The Manxman (1929) with live accompaniment by Stephen Horne - 23 September
- The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) with live accompaniment by Mike Nolan - 7 October
- Salomé (1922) IN-PERSON or LIVE ONLINE with live accompaniment by Jane Gardner and Hazel Morrison - 20 October
Book for all three in-person screenings for £36 (£30 conc.) including booking fees!
Taste of Silents Season 2022
Our 2022 Taste of Silents season was inspired by the BFI's In Dreams Are Monsters season, and returned with a chilling twist. Our 2022 Taste of Silents Season included The Hound of the Baskervilles (1929) with Mike Nolan; The Last Warning (1928) with Jane Gardner and Hazel Morrison; The Ghost Train (1927) with John Sweeney; and Behind the Door (1919) with Stephen Horne.
Taste of Silents Season 2021
Easy Street (1917) and Wrong Again (1929) accompanied by Neil Brand; GRASS: A Nation’s Battle for Life (1925) accompanied by Mike Nolan; The Epic of Everest (1924) accompanied by Stephen Horne; Chicago (1927) accompanied by John Sweeney; Häxan (1922) accompanied by Jane Gardner and Hazel Morrison.
Taste of Silents Season 2019
Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) with a semi-improvised score by Jane Gardner for piano and violin (Roddy Long); Der Golem (1920)) with music performed by Stephen Horne, composer of the new restoration theatrical release; Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) with live piano accompaniment by Mike Nolan plus soprano Claudia Hausmann; Nanook of the North (1922) with live music by Sink ensemble.
Taste of Silents Season 2018
Pandora's Box (1929) with music by Jane Gardner and Roddy Long; The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) accompanied by Chris Davies commissioned for Bradford Animation Festival plus free drop-in art workshop and Q&A, in partnership with Film Hub Wales / Anim18; The Lodger (1927) accompanied by Stephen Horne; The General (1926) accompanied by Neil Brand
Taste of Silents Season 2017
Metropolis (1927) accompanied by DJ Vangelis; Safety Last! (1923) accompanied by Mike Nolan; Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) accompanied by Graeme Stephen; Blackmail (1929) accompanied by Stephen Horne