Tour of National Media Museum was special treat for FAUK members at Bradford

The Film Archives UK 115th meeting took place on Thursday 5th March in Bradford, UNESCO City of Film and a very special thanks to Bradford City Council for allowing FAUK members to hold their meeting in their wonderful City Hall.

FAUK Chair and Exec were also invited to join the launch of the Bradford International Film Summit in the City Hall on 4th March where they were introduced to representatives of UNESCO and a number of people involved in the film industry

FAUK members met before lunch on 5th for a tour of the National Media Museum. The Museum’s Associate Curator, Toni Booth took us all on a special tour showing us some special secrets from their fascinating collections. Members were particularly interested in the collection of early cameras and televisions and enthralled by the original blood squirting teeth worn by Christopher Lee in the Dracula films!

A special thank you to Toni from us all at FAUK for her time and giving us such an interesting tour of the Museum.

Members met for a light lunch in the Seville Room at City Hall, Bradford before the meeting.

The next meeting will be held in London on 4th June at the Imperial War Museum – Please put the date in your diary.


Since the earliest days of film making nearly 120 years ago, people have been recording the places they live – their families, streets, schools, shops, workplaces, important events, 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.

KinoVan brings archive alive on the road

FAUK News reported on the launch of the unique viewing experience on the streets of London before Christmas and it’s really taken off……

Film London are bringing the best of your local film history to the streets thanks to the KinoVan, a mobile cinema that’s taking London’s 15 outer boroughs by storm!

With the advent of cinema at the turn of the twentieth century, local authorities desperate to get public health messages out to the crowded London streets spotted an opportunity: take the message to the people – in a van.

Woodfidley Reunion

Wessex Film and Sound Archive

Members of the Winchester folk dance group Woodfidley reunited at a film show of their past glories, hosted by Wessex Film and Sound Archive (WFSA) on 26th September 2013.

1970s images of Birmingham Central Library

Media Archive for Central England

On 3rd September the new Library of Birmingham opened its doors to the public for the first time. In recognition of this, MACE has compiled a series of short films from ATV Today which show the building of the third Birmingham Central Library from 1970-1973.

Flatpack Screenings of ‘The Miners’ Hymns’

Media Archive for Central England

Birmingham’s fantastic Flatpack, which brings films, animation, music and art to a variety of sometimes unlikely venues to the West Midlands, is collaborating with highly acclaimed producers Forma, to present four Midlands screenings of The Miners’ Hymns, ‘a bewitching, hypnotic and moving portrait of British miners.