EDWARD ECCLES HALL
Earsdon,Whitley Bay, NE25 9LP
57A Park Avenue, Whitley Bay - Earsdon
takes 13 mins (Arriva Buses)
The Edward Eccles Hall is a Grade II listed building in the village of Earsdon, approximately two miles from Whitley Bay.
THE WICKER MAN (1973)
50th anniversary screening
at Eccles Hall, Earsdon
Directed by Robin Hardy,
Starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt.
Until the final moments of The Wicker Man, it is impossible to say conclusively what is afoot on the remote Scottish island where Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) has come in search of a missing child. Despite a pervasive eeriness, the suspicion remains that any wrongdoing could be only in his mind.
Anthony Shaffer’s screenplay is bold in its deferral of information, mature in its comparison of Christianity
and paganism, and downright devastating in its final twist. The film was originally pushed out in a butchered cut as a B feature to Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now, but its reputation as a stand-alone classic is now assured. Its influence goes beyond cinema: modern folk musicians have cited the evocative soundtrack
as an inspiration. The Wicker Man won the 1978 Saturn Award for Best Horror Film.
We will be screening the original Theatrical version as released in 1973.
When: Sunday 17th September
Doors open 7.00pm
Where: Eccles Hall,
Earsdon, Whitley Bay
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EARSDON SCARECROW FESTIVAL
The annual Scarecrow Festival in Earsdon is a sight to behold. During this time the village is adorned with scarecrows of all shapes and sizes. This year we're hoping to enter our own Wicker Man scarecrow (we won't be setting fire to it).
The ever-popular annual Scarecrow Festival in Earsdon Village (NE25 9JU) starts on Saturday 16 September from 1pm onwards. Village trail and quiz, cake stall, candyfloss, raffle, tombola, crafts, cupcake decorating, coffee cart and much more!