News

Thursday 5th Mar 2015

The Yorkshire Film Archive and Bradford UNESCO City of Film are excited to announce the launch of Memory Bank: Bradford – a special edition DVD reminiscence pack, to be gifted to care homes and support services across the district completely free of charge, thanks to funding from Bradford Metropolitan District Council Adult and Community Services.

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Our next Filmed and Not Forgotten screening takes place on Thursday 5th March, 7:30pm, at Rural Arts in Thirsk.

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Since the earliest days of film making nearly 120 years ago, people have been recording the places they live – their families, the streets, schools, shops and workplaces, important events and everyday lives – all of which have been captured on film by professionals, amateur enthusiasts, cine clubs and home movie makers alike.

Hull is no exception – and the Yorkshire Film Archive are launching their new Film Search Hull campaign to find and preserve Hull’s very own film heritage, so that once again people will be able to see and share the amazing images and stories revealed through these astonishing film collections.

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Monday 15th Dec 2014

16th December 2014 marked 100 years since Scarborough became the site of the first attack of the First World War on British soil, when the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet launched a devastating bombardment which was to leave 18 people dead.

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Wednesday 22nd Oct 2014

A little girl in a pinafore dress runs across the parade of the York and Lancaster Regiment by Skeldergate Bridge to say goodbye to her father before he goes to war. A woman holds the hand of a soldier as he marches across Lendal Bridge on his way to Flanders. A tank rolls past Micklegate en route to the Knavesmire in peacetime following the end of WW1. These are just few of the fleeting moments captured on film that the Yorkshire Film Archive has preserved and will present at a special screening of Filmed and Not Forgotten on Remembrance Sunday at the National Centre for Early Music.

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