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

Millions Like Us (1943)

12:15pm, Sunday 17 March, Opera House

Year: 1943
Running Time: 1 hour 43 mins
Directors: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat
Genre: Drama, War
Language: English
Cert: U

Step back in time to Britain in 1943 in this wartime propaganda film which centres upon the lives, loves and work of a group of women employed in an aircraft factory.

This rare film about female factory workers during World War II looks at  how the war effort changed ordinary lives, dismantling old class prejudices and proving the truth of Churchill’s sentiments that the war would not just be won by “the few” but through the sweat and hard work of the eponymous “millions like us”.

Patricia Roc stars as Celia, whose dreams of joining the WAAF are shattered when she’s assigned to work on the production line. Best bring the tissues – this is wartime, after all. Oh, and if you’re a fan of 1970s telly series Upstairs Downstairs and The Professionals, see if you can spot Gordon Jackson.

Why not join us after the film for a free 1940s tea dance in the Grand Foyer?

Tickets £3

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