From pageants to powerboat racing: the film collections at Bristol Archives

Date: 18 January 2018
Venue: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN
Time: 18:00 - 19:30


UWE Bristol Regional History Centre and M Shed Seminar Programme 2017-18; in partnership with M Shed, the Regional History Centre, runs a monthly evening research seminar in the Learning Studio at M Shed, Bristol. All the seminars are held on a Thursday, start at 18:00 and are free to attend.

About the event

From Pageants to Powerboat Racing: the Film Collections at Bristol Archives - Julian Warren

Bristol Archives holds a collection of over one thousand reels of film shot in Bristol, many of which record aspects of the city's civic life throughout the course of the twentieth century. Early film like this opens a unique window onto Bristol's historic streets, spaces and buildings, and on some of the people who once lived and worked in them. But it also reveals something of the motivations of the early film makers themselves.

Thanks to hours of work by volunteers at Bristol Archives, many of these films are now available to view in digital form. In this fully illustrated talk, former City Archivist Julian Warren will introduce a selection of clips form the collection and talk about the film makers and the contexts in which the films were made.

Julian Warren is Keeper: Digital and Live Art Archives, University of Bristol Theatre Collection.

How to attend

There is no registration required for this event. Read about past and recorded Regional History Centre seminars.

Cost: Free
Contact: Professor Steve Poole
E-mail: rhc@uwe.ac.uk

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