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Whitley Bay Film Festival 

15th - 30th September, 2023.

A packed programme of film screenings in

unique locations across Whitley Bay and beyond.

Our 2023 festival included a visit from our patron, writer

Ian La Frenais with a special event marking the 50th anniversary of TV comedy classic Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? at the Playhouse, Whitley bay on the 19th September.

Other highlights included: The Wicker Man (1973) in the pretty 

village of Earsdon, I Daniel Blake introduced by actor Dave Johns, in the Whitley Bay Big Local Hub (former Jobcentre), screenings at the iconic St Mary’s Lighthouse including ‘Father Earth’ with creator Graham Fellows (AKA John Shuttleworth), Bridge of Spies at The Watch house Cullercoats, They Live (1988) in Tynemouth Social Club an Alice in Wonderland themed event at the wonderful Seaton Delaval Hall, ‘The Mediators’ live soundtrack event for a Buster Keaton double bill at the Rendezvous and more....

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Thank you to eveyone who came!

The Whitley Bay Film Festival is delivered by Primate Productions and the Festival team.

Our Festival Patron is screen writer Ian La Frenais.

It is supported by and made possible thanks to - community groups, artists, local organisations & businesses, volunteers and wonderful venues across our town.

Special thanks to: the Rendezvous Cafe, St Mary's Lighthouse, Seaton Delaval Hall, Whitley Bay Library, Cullercoats Watch House, Jam Jar Cinema, Eccles Hall, Tynemouth Social Club, Whitley Bay Big Local Hub, Playhouse Whitley Bay.

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