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Director Phillipa Lowthorpe visits for Swallows & Amazons preview

Posted on Mon 1 Aug 2016

Join us for an audience with Bristol-based and BAFTA-winning director Philippa Lowthorpe - her TV hits include the much-loved Call the Midwife and Jamaica Inn - as she visits Watershed for a Q&A after a special preview screening of Swallows and Amazons on Sun 7 Aug at 15:00.

Set sail for a heartwarming experience for all the family with this inspiring, rambunctious and nostalgic tale of summer adventure, as Arthur Ransome's delightful and enduring 1930’s children's novel is brought to life in this beautifully realised adaptation of a quintessentially British classic.

Set over one idyllic summer the four Walker children and their sailing rivals, the Blacketts, run amok in their sailing boats against the stunning backdrop of the Lake District. But as the real world finds itself on the brink of war, and a mysterious pair of Russian spies are found hot on the tail of their family friend Jim, our motley crew must learn quickly the skills of survival, the value of friendship and the importance of holding your nerve.

A celebration of the power of imagination, Philippa Lowthorpe, as well as a superb cast including Kelly Macdonald, Jessica Hynes, Andrew Scott and Rafe Spall, combine brilliantly to do justice to this beloved story – one that will have adults melting into laughter, teenagers grinning with sheepish self-knowledge at the eternal lure of puckishness, and young ones swept up in the thrill.

So come along and ask her any burning questions you might have in person. Swallows and Amazons then screens at Watershed from Fri 19 Aug for at least two weeks.

Ticket prices: £6.50 full / £4.50 concessions, children and under 24s.