Live at the Strand

Past Highlights

Here is a small selection of the past events we've enjoyed Live at the Strand.

Past Highlights

Moving On Music Festival

Football As Never Before - Film with live music score

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Tuesday 1st Nov, 8.20pm

Film (105mins, Dir. Hellmuth Costard) with live music soundtrack

This 1971 portrait of Man U legend George Best trains multiple cameras on the revered footballer over the complete course of a match against Coventry City in 1970.

Presented with a live music soundtrack performed by Matthew Nolan (guitar/synths) , David Stalling (keys/lap steel guitar), Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinets/electronics), Bryan O’Connell (percussion) and Kevin Murphy (cello), Football as Never Before offers a chance to relive the unique talent of the greatest footballer this island is ever likely to produce, in his own back yard.  The score is minimalist and references progressive and post-rock music.

Made at the height of Best’s fame and tabloid notoriety, Costard’s film focuses insistently on Best—warming up, looking restless and bored, waiting tactically to unleash his genius—rather than the on-pitch action to arrive at a sublime and revealing rumination on celebrity and a tantalizing glimpse of the man behind the myth. The project was premiered at Visual, Carlow in November 2015 and this is the first showing in Northern Ireland.

*Football as never before is not included in the Moving On Music 'Tempered four-day ticket'

Tickets: £12 (£10 conc) 

Supported by the Goethe-Institut & FilmHub NI


NI Institute of Human Relations Psychoanalytic Film Club

'Bowie Halloween' The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Saturday 29th October 11am – 4pm

The Northern Ireland Institute of Human Relations Psychoanalytic Film Club presents:
Speaker: Dr Eve Watson, Psychoanalyst, Dublin. CLICK HERE FOR THIN AIR INTERVIEW

Programme includes brief pre- film talk and screening of the science-fiction cult film ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’.
Lunchbreak (local cafés on Belmont Road). Afternoon session: Film analysis and an exploration of David Bowie, including themes of The Uncanny, alienation, consumerism, post-modern culture, performance and spectatorship. There will be a Q & A session.

Ticket price: £12/ £8 Concession rate

Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth (Buck Henry), Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou (Candy Clark), a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted by the U.S. government, and his entire plan is threatened.

Fantasy / Drama [18]