The Battle of the Somme

Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
8:00pm to 9:30pm


Shot and screened in 1916, The Battle of the Somme was the first feature length documentary about war. In the first three months of its release the film was seen by around 20 million people in Britain and Ireland. To mark the centenary of the Somme, a hundred screenings of the film are taking place around Britain, each one accompanied by a live orchestra performing Laura Rossi’s haunting score.

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival is the UK's largest celebration of silent film with live music and takes place around Yorkshire, 5 - 31 May 2017. See the full programme at


Picturedrome , Market Walk , Holmfirth