The Seashell and the Clergyman – with live soundtrack created and performed by the Deben Collective

Laffitts Hall has been the home of Pettafiesta and Mekonville festivals before becoming home to Primadonna, and it has become a tradition, and highlight of festivals here to have a late-night screening of a silent film by the campfire with specially created soundtrack performed live by the Deben Collective.  

The BFI have this film as one of few feminist films from the silent era. It was directed by a woman, and features a bra burning, but is so surreal that it’s hard to find the meaning. See what you think. Bring a bra to burn on the campfire and enjoy the music created by ambient genius Jan Pulsford and her musical collective.