Midlothian Libraries present: 'A Kind of Seeing'

Come along to Dalkeith Arts Centre at 7:00pm on Thursday 23rd February for a free special screening of archive films from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive. 

Historical film with piano accompaniment 

The event is titled Midlothian Libraries present: 'A Kind of Seeing'. The films featured will show Scotland's industrial past and footage of 1930s Dalkeith and 1950s Penicuik.  There will be live piano accompaniment by acclaimed silent film pianist and composer Jane Gardner. 

​Panel discussion

Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with special guests including Sheena MacDougall of the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.  Complimentary refreshments will also be available.

Magical cinema experience

Event curator Shona Thomson said: “I’m really excited to be able to bring these films back to Midlothian.  The films of Dalkeith and Penicuik were originally made for those long-gone but not forgotten local cinemas that were once so popular in both towns.  It’s a chance to re-live that complete with live performance by Jane Gardner, one of Scotland’s leading silent film accompanists.”

Film clubs

This special one-off cinema experience follows the success of Midlothian Libraries’ new regular film clubs taking place across the area including Danderhall and Penicuik Libraries. This event is part of the Scottish Library and Information Council's Film Education Project and is supported by Creative Scotland and Film Hub Scotland

Booking essential

Tickets to the event are free but booking is essential.  To book tickets, please pop into Dalkeith Library, 2 White Hart Street, Dalkeith EH22 1AE or

14 Feb 2017