MOVING NORTH: COASTAL film screening at Scarborough Art Gallery

Yorkshire Film Archive reveals the film heritage of the Yorkshire coastline in a remarkable mix of archive footage about the places & people we know so well.

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MOVING NORTH: COASTAL film screening at Scarborough Art Gallery on 10 August

Yorkshire Film Archive reveals the film heritage of the Yorkshire coastline in a remarkable mix of archive footage about the places & people we know so well.

Scarborough Art Gallery is thrilled to announce a rare screening of Moving North: Coastal, a collection of archival footage revealing the stories of Yorkshire’s coastal communities. The film, compiled by Yorkshire Film Archive will screen on 10 August at Scarborough Art Gallery.

The film is a remarkable mix of archive footage about the places and people of Yorkshire, and offers audiences an opportunity to be taken on a journey through time revealing the rich film heritage of the Yorkshire coastline, with Scarborough taking centre stage.

The screening is a result of a partnership between the Art Gallery curators and Yorkshire Film Archive as part of the BFI’s Britain on Film project, which aims to preserve and digitise more of the Yorkshire film heritage collections. The project has incorporated footage using amateur and home movies, travelogues and regional TV productions, offering audiences a new programme of screenings and events that showcase the local heritage.

Moving North: Coastal will reveal the stories of Yorkshire’s coastal communities, from the familiar fish and chips to the lesser known industry of piano making at Waddington’s factory in the 1930s. First World War shelling to fun and family frolics on the beach, and a packed Spa as a legion of fans say a fond farewell to Scarborough favourite Max Jaffa. With the castle and harbour a familiar backdrop, audiences will recognise familiar faces and places, even perhaps a friend or relative who have been captured on film.

Moving North: Coastal has been compiled using film from Scarborough’s Collections, deposed with the Yorkshire Film Archive several years ago.

Each screening with last between 75 and 90 minutes with an interval. Both screenings will be held at Scarborough Art Gallery on 10 August with tickets costing £3. For more information visit www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com

Screenings: £3 per ticket

Matinee: 2:30pm

Evening: 6:30pm

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