Burning Ice, A Matter of Fact

Wed 3 Nov 2021, 8pm
Film screening and Q&A
Lighthouse, Poole | Cinema

Film screening and Q&A with David Buckland and a cast member

Wednesday 3 November 2021, 8pm
Lighthouse, Poole | Cinema
Tickets: £5 + 85p booking fee
Dir. Peter Gilbert | 2009 (remastered 2021) | U | 1h 20m
Q&A will follow the screening, approx 20 mins

Originally screened on Sundance TV as Burning Ice, this film charts the Cape Farewell expedition to the high Arctic voyaging in West Greenland aboard a Russian icebreaker. The Cape Farewell crew of scientists, musicians and artists witnessed the disappearing ice, conducted ocean surveys, produced artworks among the glaciers as the musicians performed in the frozen villages. The musicians included Jarvis Cocker, KT Tunstall, Feist, Laurie Anderson, Shlomo, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Martha Wainwright, Robyn Hitchcock all corralled with wit and insight by the comedian Marcus Brigstocke and the poet Lemn Sissay.

This new edit includes unseen material filmed on the artists’ return as they performed at Latitude, Southbank Centre and in a Yurt in the garden of KT Tunstall. The new edit concludes with Lemn Sissay performing What If? with a jazz quartet ending with the line “the World as We Know it has Changed its Matter of Fact”. The climate crisis is framed by Cape Farewell as a cultural challenge: we are all complicit and we are all the solution – that is a matter of fact.


Tickets: £5 + 85p booking fee
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Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre For The Arts
21 Kingland Road
Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG
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Part of Cape Farewell’s wAteR-climaTe festival at Lighthouse, Poole, 3–10 Nov 2021. An inspiring and provocative climate and art festival featuring new visual art, film, spoken word, music, poetry and debate. Bringing current climate science to life with simplicity and directness. Find out more

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

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