The Caribbean, Cornwall and our Capital City collide in this very special event at the Lighthouse Cinema. In a lovely example of the same but different, Vanishing Sail, a multi-award winning Caribbean Documentary Film combines with the launch of local oyster expert, Katy Davidson's crowdfunder campaign for her London Oyster Week event dedicated to raising awareness of oysters and funds for oyster restoration.
Katy has been campaigning to raise awareness of oyster culture for the last decade or so , appearing at top food festivals around the country, teaching masterclasses, specialist oyster catering, talks, chef demos, opinion pieces, consultancy, media appearances and more.
Katy says, 'I chose this film instead of an obvious oyster documentary because I love the shared principles, characters and characteristics that are found between the community in this film and those who navigate towards oyster culture, both deeply immersed in life near the sea and for this to come together in my home town of Newquay where life is pretty salty too, what could be better?!'
On the island of Carriacou, West Indies, the last wooden sailboat builder dreams of saving a great tradition passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that sailed here centuries ago.
The film follows Alywn Enoe's journey of resilience and determination over three years, from hauling trees with his sons, to a final traditional launching ceremony. Stories of the old Caribbean - trading by sail and smuggling contraband interweave a tribute to the independent spirit of a small island community.