Taste of Silents

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

Book for all three in-person screenings for £36 (£30 conc.) including booking fees!


Previous programmes

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

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