Picnic Cinema: Sightseers (15) at Lowther Castle

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
Sightseers
Eden Arts

Picnic Cinema: Sightseers (15) at Lowther Castle at Lowther Castle and Gardens, Cumbria 4 — 5 August 2018 Tickets from £15.00

Ben Wheatley’s dark, dark comedy Sightseers is an ideal pick for Picnic Cinema’s immersive outdoor film series. The event coincides with Crafty Vintage’s weekend fair at Lowther Castle: a spot close enough to many of locations featured in the film (including Keswick’s Pencil Museum, Long Meg & her Daughters and Honister Slate Mine) that attendees can really get into the feel of this tale of murderous caravaners.

Sightseers was written by and stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram as a loved up couple on a caravan tour of the North of England. Oram’s Chris has a hair-trigger temper that leads him to kill a litterer, and it isn’t long before his girlfriend Tina (Lowe) gets in on the action as the pair embark upon a murder spree that takes in the sites from the National Tramway Museum to Keswick’s Pencil Museum.

Laugh out loud funny in a profoundly British way, Wheatley’s film nails the details whilst maintaining an offbeat tone that won over critics. In tribute, Picnic Cinema are inviting attendees to come together in their finest fair-isle knitwear, anoraks and walking boots for a memorable night in the country.

Picnic Cinema: Sightseers (15) at Lowther Castle at Lowther Castle and Gardens, Cumbria 4 — 5 August 2018 Tickets from £15.00

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Askham Hall

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Red Barn Gallery

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Brougham Hall

A historic site and restoration project with an eclectic range of shops, studios and a gallery space, run by local artisans and craftspeople. 

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For over 150 years, 1863 has been integral to the village of Ullswater. Now, reimagined for the 21st century as a glamorous Michelin location.

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Main venue for Eden Arts, an artist-led organisation based in Eden in Cumbria creating projects around mass participation, local distinctiveness and digital engagement, from Picnic Cinema to The Winter Droving.

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Right in the heart of the town centre, deli and bakery J&J Graham is a Penrith icon that dates back to 1793.

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