We’re delighted to welcome back illustrator extraordinaire, Rikin Parekh, to lead a demo on stage before the film, helping the audience draw some mythical creatures inspired by today’s tale.
Following Rikin’s intro, we’ll screen Song of the Sea in a relaxed environment tailored for an audience with additional needs, as well as those who find a more informal setting beneficial, encouraging you to draw along as you watch the movie.
A delightful adventure, Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben who discovers his 4-year-old mute sister, Saoirse, is a mythical creature called a Selkie. Brought to you by the makers of Wolf Walkers and My Father’s Dragon, this wonderful story of family love over-coming the odds is a big screen must-see.
Dir. Tomm Moore Ireland, France, Denmark, Luxembourg 2014 94min
Age recommendation: 6+
For the drawing demo, we will provide paper, clipboard, pen and pencil but you are welcome to bring your own if you would prefer.
Please note – this screening will have unallocated seating.
Screening with SDH Captions
Doors open 12:50
Open to all and especially tailored for audiences with additional needs, this is our first relaxed screening for families and we’d welcome your feedback after the event to ensure we improve and adapt according to our audiences’ needs.
Please note: Over 18s can only come if they’re bringing a child, and children can only come along if accompanied by an over 18.
£1.50 booking fee per online/phone transaction.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events. Members do not pay booking fees.
How is this screening relaxed?
A relaxed event takes place in an environment that is specially tailored for a neurodiverse audience, as well as those who find a more informal setting beneficial.
The cinema environment is tailored to the needs of the audience.
For this screening:
- The lights are dimmed, though not off.
- The volume levels a little lower than usual.
- You are free to move around the screen and to enter and exit the cinema at any time, with easy access for any wheelchair users.
- You're free to make noise in these screenings.
- Staff are trained and ready to assist with any help you or other audience members may need while you're at the cinema at Barbican.
A visual guide to our cinemas is available on request – just click on the Visual Stories tab on our Accessible Events page. For more information please contact the Box Office.
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.