Inspired by a walk from Essex to St Leonards-on-Sea, the latest film from Andrew Kötting (Gallivant, By Our Selves) documents a pilgrimage in memory of Edith Swan-Neck. Edith was King Harold’s common-law wife, and a remarkable sculpture can be seen of the tragically fated paramours on the seafront in St Leonards. Edith Walks imaginatively re-connects the lovers after 950 years of separation. Super 8 footage of the pilgrimage is blended with archive material from Screen Archive South East, of school group re-enactments of the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the Battle of Hastings.
This screening will be preceded by Eden Kötting’s film Forgotten the Queen (2017, 12m) and followed by a Q&A with Andrew Kötting.