Vintage Film screening & Exhibition in Ilkeston – Friday 3rd February 1.30pm All welcome….


A clip from the archive film footage to be shown this Friday

Ilkeston’s history will be brought to life on film at a special screening of vintage film footage this Friday.

A range of clips stored by MACE, the Media Archive for Central England, will be shown at the Wash Art’s premises at 154-156 Bath Street Ilkeston DE7 8FH. The event has been organised by MACE’s Full Circle project curator Kay Ogilvie and Wash Arts’ Susan Smith to raise awareness of the importance of preserving amateur home movies which are seen as vital to the region’s screen heritage.

And amateur film-makers are being invited to bring along archive footage of their own which could be added to the growing MACE library.

The clips on show at this month’s event will showcase some of the changing face of Ilkeston, a visit to A. Booth & Sons nylon stocking manufacturers,  Chris Tarrant visiting Charnos in 1978 and asking some very personal questions and some of the past industries and shops that kept Ilkeston a busy thriving town.

A scene from the film about stocking manufacturing at A. Booth & Sons, Ilkeston 1950s

The screening, part of the MACE Full Circle project is on Friday 3rd February, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, will be free For more information, please call Susan Smith on 0115 9328171  Refreshments will also be available on the day.

The Exhibition Includes work created by participants of ‘Pass The Source’ open source digital art project, photographer Tony Fisher’s images of Cotmanhay, open studio and poetry reading by Dave Wood.

Scenes in the factory of A.Booth & Son, Ilkeston 1950s

To find out more about the Media Archive for Central England and to see archive film from Ilkeston and the Midlands, please visit www.macearchive.org. To find out more about Wash Arts please visit http://www.washarts.co.uk/  or contact susan@washarts.co.uk

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