LeithLate & A Kind of Seeing present Drifters

Archive films with live soundtracks

Internationally renowned beatboxer and sound artist Jason Singh arrives in the historic port of Leith to perform his beautifully atmospheric live vocal score to John Grierson’s groundbreaking 1929 silent herring fishing film DRIFTERS as part of a major UK tour to fishing ports on the UK’s East coast this summer. Screening alongside DRIFTERS at this event will be rare archive films of Leith dating as far back as 1918, accompanied live by Leith-based female singing collective Davno. The group’s ethereal arrangements of traditional songs from Poland, Russia and Ukraine celebrate the port’s international community and complement Jason’s semi-improvised soundtrack to present an exhilarating cinematic experience. This special film event takes place in Destiny Church Leith – originally built as a Turkish bath in the mid-19th century before being converted into a cinema and still maintains one of the last remaining plaster cinema screens in Europe.Tickets £8/6, available from Citizen Ticket.