Film with Live Music


Venue Barn Cinema

Artists Students of the Film and Music Course, Neil Brand


FREE - book tickets in advance

About this event

Short clips and silent film in the Barn Theatre, all accompanied live by this week’s film and music students. Neil Brand provides – as ever – witty and insightful introductions.


FREE – book tickets in advance


Don’t miss:
Film with Music: The Passion of Saint Joan (1928)
Film with Music: Oliver Twist (1922)


Neil Brand has been a silent film accompanist for over 30 years, regularly in London at the Barbican BFI National Film Theatres, throughout the UK and at film festivals a around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, America, Israel, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, and, in Italy, the Bologna, Aosta, Bergamo and Pordenone festivals where he has inaugurated the School of Music and Image to teach up-and-coming young pianists about silent film accompaniment. He was appointed Visiting Professor of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music this year.


Neil now has a very fruitful relationship with the BBC Symphony Orchestra which has resulted performances of his acclaimed orchestral score for Hitchcock’s silent Blackmail, Asquith’s silent Underground, released to great acclaim theatrically and on Blu-Ray/DVD by the BFI, and Chaplin’s Easy Street.

About our Summer Concerts

This concert is part of the Dartington International Summer School & Festival, a month-long musical celebration, encompassing shared music making, learning and listening.

Our extensive public concert series utilises a faculty of internationally renowned and emerging musicians to create a stunning cross-genre programme of over 100 concerts and events. Set against the backdrop of Dartington’s striking medieval Great Hall, the Summer School’s concert series presents the highest levels of performance in a carefully curated collection of classic works and “made for Dartington” exclusives. Full listings for the Summer School concert series can be found here.

If you are interested in taking part in one of Summer School’s music courses, you can find out further details here.

Food and drink

Head up to the Dartington estate early to enjoy our pre-concert food offerings. The Green Table café will be staying open late during the festival, plating up fresh and seasonal local food and drinks. Next to the Great Hall, The White Hart restaurant and bar will be serving a selection of food, along with a broad range of quality drinks and between concert nibbles.

Visiting Dartington Hall

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite, and enjoy award-winning food and drink in our cafes and restaurants.

About us

Dartington is an old place with a new story.

The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.

This idea is as true today is it ever was.