Observatory Cinema: Song of the Sea
Friday 2 July, 4pm - 6pm
Join us at Bidston Observatory for a family-friendly outdoor screening, curated by Scalarama Merseyside. The enchanting Irish animation Song of The Sea (2014) tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. Song of The Sea, directed by Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells) features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny.
Audiences are invited to arrive and get settled from 4pm, with the film starting promptly at 4.30pm (Song of the Sea run time 94 minutes). The event will be over around 6pm.
On site, you will find food and drinks vendors, portaloos and accessible areas. This event is outdoors, so please dress appropriately – we recommend that you bring your own blankets and cushions to make the most of this experience. We have taken into account government guidance relating to social distancing, and will safely accommodate you and your group from arrival through to departure.
Tickets are priced at £20 plus fee per plot, and each plot comfortably seats up to 6 people. If you have any access requirements, please contact the team on 0344 8000 410 who are open Monday and Friday between the hours of 10am & 5pm.