Join us at 3 pm for the Launch of Timespan’s new free Community Card. Locals living in Helmsdale and the parishes of Kildonan, Loth, Clyne, Golspie, and Latheron will be entitled to benefits such as a 10% discount at the River Café, free access to our Museum, seasonal shop discounts, and a dedicated monthly newsletter. Collect your Community Card at the FHO and use it immediately to get a 10% discount for a beautiful afternoon tea at the River Café from 4 pm onwards
From 5pm we will screen the first two films of Tidal Cinema: a programme of screenings exploring our relationship with natural resources and energy production, engaging with the impacts of the climate crisis at a global and local level focusing on Highlands coastal communities. Join us for the screening of “In Great Waters” (1974) by Laurence Henson, a documentary on the lives of fishermen in the Shetlands, Western Highlands, and Outer Hebrides during the mid-1970s. Following “The Bayview” (2021) by Daniel Cook, tells the story of an extraordinary family who turned the previously derelict Bayview hotel in Aberdeenshire into a place of respite for international fishermen arriving to Scotland. The documentary has been awarded the Best Scottish Short Film Award at the Glasgow Short Film Festival 2022.
The screening will be accompanied by a discussion at 6pm between The Bayview’s director Daniel Cook and Susie Seui, cross-cultural advisor, multi-linguist, and owner of the Bayview Hotel in Macduff.
Tidal Cinema is part of Timespan’s new research and contemporary art program Coastal Commons: Beyond North Sea Extractivism.