Asunder Community Screenings

Following overwhelming feedback to the premiere at Sunderland Empire in July 2016, we are pleased to announce a programme of community screenings of  Asunder from early 2017. The screenings will take place in venues throughout the North East which have some connection to the stories in the film.

Using archive and contemporary footage, Asunder collages the stories of people from Tyneside and Wearside to uncover just what life was like on the home front, with bombs falling on Britain for the first time, conscientious objectors sentenced to death, and women working as doctors, tram conductors and footballers. The narrative moves from an Edwardian golden era, in which sport grew in popularity and aircraft and cars pointed to a bright new future, to a war that horrifically reversed this progress.

A film by Esther Johnson with a live soundtrack composed by Sunderland’s Mercury-nominated Field Music and Newcastle’s Warm Digits, performed with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and The Cornshed Sisters. The narration for the film is voiced by journalist Kate Adie, with the actor Alun Armstrong as the voice of the Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette. Asunder is Creatively Produced by Bob Stanley; acclaimed musician, journalist, writer and member of best-selling pop band St Etienne.

The screenings take place on:

Back on the Map Community centre, Hendon, Sunderland: 18/01/17, 2pm, £2 on the door.
Pop Recs LTD, Sunderland: 15/02/17, 6:30pm, free no tickets necessary.
Tanfield Railway, Great War Weekend: 18/03/17, 2pm, tickets available here.
Whitburn Methodist Church, South Tyneside: 17/03/17, 7pm, free no tickets necessary.
Sunderland Quaker Meeting House, Sunderland: 30/03/17, 7pm, free, donations accepted.  Please contact to register your attendance.
Arts Centre Washington, Sunderland: 19/04/17, 1:30pm & 7pm, £3 tickets available here.
Holmeside Coffee, Sunderland: 26/04/17, 6pm, free no tickets necessary.
The Cultural Spring, Creative Space, The Bridges Shopping Centre,
Sunderland SR1 3DR:  02/05/17, 10.00am, free no tickets necessary.

Phoenix Theatre, Blyth : 07/05/17, 7:30pm, price TBC.
Durham Redhills, Durham: 04/07/17, 3.00pm, free no tickets necessary.
Holmfirth Film Festival: Date TBCTickets available here.
National Glass Centre, Sunderland: TBC

Tickets will be available soon as well as more screening dates and times to be announced.

For more information on the Asunder film visit and for any questions regarding the screenings, or to organise one in your area email