Screen Lambeth: the hidden worlds of film and home movies
Date: Saturday 25 September 2010
Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: Lambeth Archives, Minet Library, 52 Knatchbull Road, London SE5 9QY
Map of Minet Library
Lambeth Archives open day is an annual opportunity to get to know one of the less-well known but arguably one of the most fascinating of Lambeth Council's services. The council's archives at the Minet Library close to Myatt's Fields hold the historical records of the council and of local organisations and businesses, over 50,000 photographs, several thousand old maps, the local newspapers aback to the 1840s and much, much more, all providing a remarkable window into Lambeth's past.
Each year the archives open day takes a theme to allow it to present some of its riches. This years open day, 'Screen Lambeth', explores the local history of cinema going, film locations and home movies with a mixture of film screenings, illustrated talks, practical workshops and advice.
Hard on the heels of the BBC series, 'The Home Movie Roadshow' Lambeth Archives is assembling the experts to help owners of local home movies understand the importance of those old films tucked away in the attic.
David Cleveland, former director of the East Anglian Regional Film Archive, will be giving a talk in the morning on the value of home movies and how it is important to collect and preserve these as documents of life in the twentieth century. He will be illustrating his talk with extracts from some of the home movies from the 1950s that have been donated to Lambeth Archives.
If you have old movie footage that you are not sure what to do with, then bring it along to David's workshop in the afternoon when he will be offering advice on how to care for your old home movies.
There will be other film screenings and talks running through the day. For more details visit: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/LeisureCulture/LocalHistory/LambethArchivesOpenDay.htm