British Universities Film & Video Council

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Reel Life: Saturdays in Film and Sound

Synopsis
This DVD provides a fascinating glimpse into Saturday afternoons of the last 100 years through examples of films and sound interviews held in public archives. The material is grouped into six themes, covering everything from shopping to skateboarding.

Amongst the items covered are the following:

- Street Life in Petersfield (1919), Canterbury (1923-24) and Winchester (1960s)?

- The Opening of the SS Brighton Swimming Pool (1934)?

- Surfing in Sussex and Cornwall from the 1930s to the present day?

- Rollerskating in Southsea (1930s-60s)?

- Tourist publicity films from Margate and Southsea?

- The Reading Jazz and Rock Festival (1972)?

- Hop-picking in Kent in the 1930s

- Parades in Brighton, Bexhill and the Isle of Wight

- Family films from the 1930s-1960s with commentaries


Produced in partnership with the British Library Sound Archive, SEMLAC, Screen Archive South East, University of Brighton and Wessex Film and Sound Archive.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
Social Studies; Film studies
Keywords
amateur films; Brighton; Cornwall; film archives; Hampshire; leisure industries; Sussex; surfing; holidays; Kent

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£5.00
Availability
Sale
Year
2014

Sponsor

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Name

University of Brighton

Name

Wessex Film & Sound Archive

Phone
01962 847742
Address
Hampshire Record Office
Sussex Street
Winchester
SO23 8TH
Notes
contact: David M. Lee, Film & Sound Archivist

Distributor

Name

Screen Archive South East

Email
screenarchive@brighton.ac.uk
Web
http://www.brighton.ac.uk/screenarchive/index.html External site opens in new window
Phone
01273 643213
Address
University of Brighton
Grand Parade
Brighton
BN2 0JY
United Kingdom

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