Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp)
A live performance and screening of the acclaimed film Arcadia by BAFTA-winning director Paul Wright.
Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) bring the captivating film and their critically acclaimed soundtrack to life with a specially curated 9 piece band, featuring Adrian and Will, together with folk singer Marry Waterson and a line-up of exceptional musicians and singers.
Released to outstanding reviews in 2018, BAFTA-winner Paul Wright’s Arcadia is an exhilarating study of the British people’s shifting relationship to the land. Through 100 years of archive footage the film explores the changing face of the British countryside over the last century.
Traversing nature and humanity, changing landscapes, rituals ancient and modern, it takes in folk carnivals, masked parades, water divining and harvesting. Footage of landscapes, pre-industrial farming, and plants are interwoven with that of people, mythology, pagan and orthodox rituals. It tells of forgotten times with a riveting blend of poignancy, humour and the surreal.
Set to Adrian and Will’s powerful score of folk, classical, electronic dance music and archive recordings, Arcadia captures the beauty and brutality, the magic and madness of rural Britain.
Bristol Beacon presents
Reserved seated event
Age: 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)
Start Time: 20.00
Produced by Sound UK
Funded by Arts Council England
Arcadia (film) – produced by Hopscotch Films, supported by BFI and Creative Scotland
Arcadia is available to watch now on BFI player and available on DVD from the BFI Shop
“a work that perfectly blends the duality of human existence (light and dark) together, allowing moments of utter sadness to mix with a sense of optimism for our future”
Louder Than War
St George’s Bristol
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