Entry £5 to include a cuppa. GRANDAD AND THE PIER 45 minutes. A beautiful, charming documentary about a pier getting a new lease of life thanks to a defiant, social-media savvy elderly population building something for the next generation. DIRECTOR: REUBEN ARMSTRONG / REUBEN ARMSTRONG & JAMIE NEALE This beautiful, charming, cinematic documentary captures an ambitious project with over 130 years of history at its foundations. On a small island in the middle of the Irish sea, a giant derelict pier juts out into the rough sea. Closed for decades, now the pier is getting a new lease of life thanks to a defiant, social-media savvy elderly population building something for the next generation. A wind-swept, tea-soaked, heart-warming film about community, hope and leaving a legacy beyond our years. “It’s the people’s pier!” declares Grandad Biff. “It’s got to survive. We’re going to do it!” A message from the director, Reuben Armstrong: "This film has been a true labour of love and an emotional journey. An ode to my Grandad and his defiant community who refuse to be forgotten. I hope it connects with viewers on a human level around the world as this story is all about love, life, time, place and what we leave behind us when we're gone." PLUS SHORT FILM 'The Artist and the Machine' The Artist and The Machine follows the highs and lows of Hastings-based artist Lorna Hamilton-Brown. Previously referred to as the ‘Banksy of knitting’, Lorna’s work is at times socially charged and poignant whilst always meticulously planned and brilliantly executed. These special screenings will also include a Q&A with the films’ Director Reuben Armstrong in conversation with local artist Lorna Hamilton-Brown. Thursday 11am screenings only £5 and include a free cuppa.