WWII talk with Adrian Warrell

2pm, Sunday 17 March

You are invited to join us for a talk about the outbreak of WWII and the roles played by ordinary people on the home front.

Our speaker Adrian Warrell always had a childhood fascination with history, even building a museum in his garden shed when he was 12. From there he trained as a craftsman and began a career as an Armourer working from a shed at the back of Brighton’s Prince Albert Pub. His work has featured, and continues to feature in films, theatres and re-enactments worldwide.

He delivers live and immersive experiences covering the key points of human history, from the beginning of man’s stone age experimentation with technology, to the foundations of modern British society in the 1950s. From the classroom to the castle and many a field, museum, stately home and village hall in between, he brings substantial knowledge and experience gained over a lifetime of avoiding the 9-5!

Tickets available and are limited to 30 places. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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Optional donation the door – suggested amount £2

The Craft of Colourisation

4pm, Sunday 17 March, Circle Annexe

Author and historian Jordan J Lloyd shares the secret of his craft, colourising images of iconic moments from history for organisations and publications such as BBC, Time Life, the V&A and the Times.

About the speaker

Jordan is an author and colour historian based in London, England. His first book, History As They Saw It (Chronicle Books) illuminates some of the most iconic moments from history for the first time in colour, from the sinking of the Titanic to the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Recent works include the cover artwork to the Manic Street Preachers’ 2018 album ‘Resistance is Futile’ (Columbia) and The Times’ Armistice Centenary.

Find him online at dynamichrome.com and @jordanjlloydhq

Tickets are free, but booking is essential as we have limited space.

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Photo credit: 

The Eiffel Tower’s original red paint can be seen in this colour recreation (Picture: Getty/Dynamichrome)

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Britain on Film: Protest! Launch Event

2:15pm, Opera House, Sunday 17 March

The Independent Cinema Office (ICO) presents the launch of Britain on Film: Protest! A collection of short films that explores the varied and fascinating history of public protest in the UK.

From a 1910 suffragette demonstration to striking coal miners in the Rhondda Valley, from female CND protesters spanning the Tamar Bridge to the defeat of fascists at London’s Cable Street, this absorbing, illuminating collection examines the nature of protests large and small and for causes regional and national, by participants fighting for suffrage and democracy, against exploitation and inequality, for fair wages and worker’s rights, for public safety, freedom and community and in the face of war and oppression.

Sourced from the national and regional archives and newly digitised, Britain on Film: Protest! tells a story not just about specific protests and their causes but about a tumultuous social, political and economic century and the constant, dynamic presence of public dissent and its effects as a weapon of change – at a time when raising our voices feels more essential than ever.

A unique opportunity to be the first to see these important films!

Britain on Film: Protest will be introduced by the Independent Cinema Office..

Tickets £3

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Film Information
Dir: various
Year: 1910 – 1986
Running time: 90 mins

Part of the Britain on Film on Tour.

The Britain on Film on Tour is a series of archive film programmes for cinemas, film clubs, museums, archives, or community spaces. Working with the British Film Institute, the Independent Cinema Office is now able to make available extraordinary treasures from film archives across the UK, available to the British public for the first time. After one of the largest pieces of film preservation and restoration ever undertaken, Britain on Film on Tour reveals new and unseen stories from as early as 1897. This wide and diverse range of material opens up local and regional histories from across the UK.

Animate Blackpool

10-3pm, Sat 16th March 2019

Family-friendly drop-in workshop

FREE

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Come along and make funny animations using Blackpool’s amazing historic collections. Take a fresh look at the Albert Eden photography collection of Blackpool; send the Tower rocketing into the sky, put a funny hat on a 1950s holidaymaker, cover the beach in candyfloss! It’s all yours to play with.

Living Pictures will help you use iPads and apps to create some fantastic GIFs to be shared with the world. The activity is really simple and easy to pick up. You could spend 20 minutes creating a quick animation or stay for longer to create a digital masterpiece!

This activity is brought to you by Blackpool Museum Project with support from Heritage Blackpool.

 

Join the Pavilion Parasol Parade

Saturday 29th July 2017

Part of the Retroscope family archive film day

We’re inviting schools, community groups, businesses or individuals to decorate a brolly and compete for the title of the Most Popular Parasol.

The competition will be judged by the general public and there with special prizes for winners.
Registration fee is £5. For this you will receive a plain umbrella to decorate and entry to the competition.

Entries should be based on any of the following themes:

  • Blackpool
  • Seaside
  • Holiday; or
  • Funfair

We are looking for originality, imagination and creativity.

Sign up online

Download a registration form

You will need to drop off your completed parasol by Friday 21 July and collect it after the event by Monday 21 July before 4.00pm.

Prizes:

  • Group Prize: A free Pop-up Picturehouse screening at your venue
  • Individual Prize: A vintage Blackpool themed hamper containing items and gift vouchers worth over £120.

Entry to the event is between 11am & 4.30pm on Saturday 29th July.
For further details please email us.

We do hope you will be interested in joining us and we can’t wait to see your unique umbrellas!

Parasol Parade - A5 - MAY 17 - 148 x 210mm