Inspired by archival footage of Vikings in Kilkeel, this family friendly, Viking themed event will have a screening of The Secret Of Kells created by Kilkenny-based company Cartoon Saloon, arts and crafts, face painting and even some real Vikings! Dressing up encouraged!
In the remote Irish woods, Cellach prepares a fortress for an impending attack by a Viking war party. Unbeknown to Cellach, his young nephew Brendan – who has no taste for battle – works secretly as an apprentice in the scriptorium of the local monastery, learning the ancient art of calligraphy. As the Vikings approach, revered illuminator Aidan arrives at the monastery and recruits Brendan to complete a series of dangerous, magical tasks.
Oscar nomination – Best Animated Feature Film of the Year 2009
This screening is organised by Newcastle Community Cinema, Strand Arts Centre and Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive as part of BFI Britain on Film – Coast and Sea.
Venue: Kilkeel Harbour
Date: September tbc as part of Kilkeel Pawn Festival