MACE DVDs – Winter Sale!


It’s nearly Christmas, but don’t panic! If you are still looking for that perfect stocking filler, or just want to treat yourself this Christmas, we have the perfect deal for you.

From today until the 27th of December, we are holding a special Winter Sale on all DVDs produced by us here at MACE. During the sale you will have the chance to purchase any of our award winning DVDs for 30% off the usual asking price. So why not take home one of our Midlands on Film titles such as Nottingham on Film 1920 to 1980, for just £5.59 down from £7.99, or the entire nine part series for just £42. The discounts don’t stop there however, as our ATV DVDs will also be reduced by 30% to just £10.49, down from £14.99.

Midlands on Film

These offers will run for just 14 days, so don’t delay and purchase online via our Ebay page, or by giving us a call on 01522 837750.

To celebrate this limited time offer, we will be launching MACE’s very own Christmas countdown, where we will be dedicating blog posts showcasing each DVD along with posts highlighting some of our more weird and wonderful festive titles in our collection, so stay tuned!

For your chance to win a copy of all nine DVDs in the Midlands on Film series, all you have to do is like and share our Facebook posts in the coming days, as one lucky winner will be randomly selected to take home the entire series for free.

RUGBY: A MIDLANDS STORY NOMINATED FOR A ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARD


‘Rugby – A Midlands Story’ is a documentary film by Iconic Productions charting the heritage of the sport in the region that invented it. 

This captivating film which features rarely seen moving image archive from MACE and ITV Sport, has been nominated in the Best Factual Programme category for the 2016 Royal Television Society Midlands Awards.

The winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on 3rd November at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.

For further information on the film or to arrange a screening, please follow the link below:

 www.iconictv.co.uk/rugby-a-midlands-story

rugby

RUSTON & HORNSBY – A VAST ARCHIVE REVEALING LINCOLNSHIRE’S UNIQUE INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE


Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Ruston & Hornsby project aims to preserve the legacy of one of Lincolnshire’s most iconic engineering companies through the digitisation of photographic negatives and cine film, alongside interviews with former Ruston and Hornsby workers.

The photographs and documents which are now stored at Lincolnshire Archives and films stored here at MACE, form part of a huge collection showcasing the history of Ruston and Hornsby, which became part of Siemens in 2003. The archive spans the company’s 150 years, offering a rare and detailed insight into Lincolnshire’s manufacturing heyday and Britain’s industrial past.

This major heritage project in collaboration with Siemens, Lincolnshire County Council and the University of Lincoln has allowed MACE to catalogue, assess and digitise a selection of fascinating films relating to the company, extracts of which can be viewed online via the Lincs to the past website and MACE’s Vimeo page. Copies of the full films can be viewed by appointment at both Lincolnshire Archives and MACE.

To learn more about the project and Lincolnshire’s rich industrial history, visit the Lincs to the Past website here.

 

GOLDEN FIRE – A DIGITAL ARTS PROJECT EXPLORING THE STORY OF HEREFORDSHIRE’S CIDER


Funded by Heritage Lottery, Golden Fire is the latest participatory digital arts project from The Rural Media Company which explores the story of Herefordshire’s cider heritage from 1945 to the present.  

The project comprises of moving image material from MACE, photography, oral histories and online content, alongside public exhibition of the Hereford Cider Museum’s extensive archive material – all pulled together in an exciting new Golden Fire Cider Heritage app.

The app will guide visitors and locals around the county’s cider producers, festivals and growers, telling the stories of the people, past and present, who make and ferment the “golden fire”.

Golden Fire, which was supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and Heineken, has been nominated for the Royal Television Society Midlands Digital Innovation Award, which will be held at the Birmingham Motor Cycle Museum in November.

For more information about the project, including where to download the app, please follow the link below:

www.ruralmedia.co.uk/golden-fire.aspx

 

MY ROUTE –A MAJOR HERITAGE PROJECT MAPPING THE HISTORY OF BIRMINGHAM’S STRATFORD ROAD


My Route was an 18 month Heritage Lottery funded project developed by Sampad South Asian Arts  which focused on mapping and preserving the heritage of Stratford Road in Birmingham, from the 1940s to the present day.

Working with volunteers and local residents between Sparkbrook and Hall Green, My Route explored how the population, landscape and culture has changed and developed over the years with the settlement and migration of new communities along the road.

Around 25,000 Birmingham residents connected with the My Route experience, either as exhibition visitors, participants or volunteers, through a series of research activities, art events and exhibitions.

My Route

My Route also created an interactive digital map of Stratford Road which uses touch-screen technology that allows users to unlock the history of the area by tapping into collections of photographs, sound-bites and video including a selection of news material sourced from MACE.

A short documentary about the project was also produced by Sampad in partnership with Iconic Productions which was screened in March as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts & Science Festival. You can watch the full documentary below:

For further information on My Route, please visit www.myroute.org.uk

LOVE IN THE MIDLANDS


Get that loving feeling and check out this short compilation originally put together by MACE for the BFI love season and the Film Audience Network.

It features tales of love and romance from the streets of the Midlands in the 1960s and 70s. Originally filmed by ATV Today and answering burning questions of the day, such as: “Do Midlands men make lousy lovers?”

 

WINTER OFFER – FINAL CHANCE TO BUY!


It’s the 12th December, it’s under two weeks until Christmas, and it’s also the last day of our 12 day only offer!

We’re sad to have to close the offer, but all good things must come to an end. There is, however, still plenty of time today to grab yourself a little last minute taste of nostalgia. The offer will close at midnight tonight, so get a copy or two of Midlands on Film while it is at a low low price of just £5.

If you have been keeping up with our blog throughout the last 12 days, you would’ve seen our featured posts for each DVD, but if not, or if you just wanted a refresher, these are the DVD’s we are offering.

Rebuilding Coventry; a film featuring the county flourishing and growing after a devastating WW2 bombing.

Made in Leicester; charming footage including a look into the history of Britain’s Favourite Market, narrated by Leicester’s own Rosemary Conley CBE.

Regenerating Birmingham; includes the journey of Herbert Manzoni and his journey to create a modern metropolis

Footprints in the Sand: Holidays on the Lincolnshire Coast; charming footage, both amateur and professional, of the Lincolnshire Coast we know and love today.

Worcestershire on Film; features historic footage of Winston Churchill’s visit to Worcester, and also the newly discovered letters between Churchill and the city’s mayor from 1945.

Derbyshire on Film – The Peak District; a delightful look into the beauty that is The Peak District, and also some historic moments in the National Park.

Shropshire Lives; features a glimpse into the traditions of the rural county of Shropshire, also a look into the history of Much Wenlock and its link with the Olympic Games.

Snobs and Clowns: Northamptonshire on Film; a variety of films ranging from a news clip of British Formula One racing Driver Jim Clark as he takes a drive on the newly resurfaced track at Silverstone, to a 1965 documentary by Anglia Television.

Also, as a special, previously sold out treat, we are offering made to order copies of Nottingham on Film; a charming look into the growth of Nottingham’s Goose Fair, and also a glimpse into the opening of the Nottingham Playhouse and building work at the new Victoria Centre.

Midlands on Film

If you’re still after a copy of any of these films, you can purchase online at the MACE website or, you can order via telephone by calling MACE on 01522 837750.