Sunshine on Retreat as Angus Arts screen film

Glenesk Folk Museum
Glenesk Folk Museum

With good weather proving somewhat elusive so far this spring, local charity Angus Arts would like to bring you a dose of sunshine courtesy of their latest film screening.

‘Sunshine on Leith’ will be shown at The Retreat in Glenesk on Easter Saturday (April 19).

Virginia Aspinwall, Co-Creative Director of Angus Arts explains: “Continuing our theme of Scottish based films, we just couldn’t resist the opportunity to screen a film that’s been described as ‘the feel fabulous film of the year’.

“Directed by Dexter Fletcher and starring Peter Mullan and Jane Horrocks, it’s a cinematic adaptation of the highly acclaimed stage musical featuring the music of The Proclaimers. It’s a jubilant, heartfelt film about the power of home, the hearth, family and love. And Edinburgh, the setting for the film, makes the most fantastic backdrop for the story.

“If you haven’t seen it already, here’s your chance to catch it on the big screen, and for those who have seen it here’s a rare opportunity to watch it again in the wonderful setting of The Retreat in Glenesk – not your average cinema! It’s a great place for events of all kinds and we’re delighted to be returning to this venue.”

Angus Arts is well known for the wide range of arts experiences it offers, bringing top quality theatre, music, puppetry, workshops and other events to a rural audience, and they would like to thank NEAT Flicks, supported by Creative Scotland, for making this event possible.

The Retreat, located nine miles off the B966 Edzell to Fettercairn road, is community run and owned. It is also home to the much loved Glenesk Folk Museum, which displays a unique collection of artefacts of national significance.

Sunshine on Leith (certificate PG) will be screened on Saturday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at The Retreat in Glenesk (01356-648070). Doors open at 6.30 p.m. and there will be a bar and light refreshments available.

Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased from Angus Arts on 07914 341525 / 01356 648669 / 01356 670304, by emailing or in person at The Retreat, or from Hugo’s in Laurencekirk.