Free Screenings - Current Season 2018 December 02 2016
STAFFORDSHIRE FILM ARCHIVE
FREE SCREENINGS AT THE FILM THEATRE, College Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2EF
WEDNESDAYS, 7.45pm. Bar open from 7.00pm. Ticket-free – No booking required. Free parking adjacent to Film Theatre - enter from College Road opposite Queen Anne Street
Wed 12th December 6.30pm - 7.00pm
Wed 19th December CHANGE OF VENUE - POTTERIES MUSEUM 7.30pm
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION FOR THIS SCREENING. THERE WILL BE CONSTRUCTIONAL BUILDING WORK IN THE FILM THEATRE AUDITORIUM DURING WEEK BEGINNING 17th DECEMBER
STAFFORDSHIRE'S TERRITORIALS and the BREAKING OF THE HINDENBERG LINE - Premiere Screening
Staffordshire's Territorials and the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line
This new film from Inspired Film & Video tells the story of how men from the 137th Staffordshire Brigade broke through German defences in September 1918 and helped bring about the end of the Great War.
Plus: FOR THE FALLEN: THE WWI WALL HANGING
A Personal Guide by Levison Wood Snr to this "English Bayeux Tapestry" of the achievements of the 5th/6th North Staffs Regiments during WWI.
Wed 9th January 7.45pm
HALMER END and the MINNIE PIT CENTENARY COMMEMORATIONS 2018
A record of the important events a year ago, when the village of Halmer End held commemorative events to mark the Centenary of the worst mining disaster in the history of North Staffordshire. Featuring the Centennial Memorial Walk: where over 500 people walked from the centre of the village out to the site of the Minnie Pit shaft and memorial -extracts from Voices From the Past: a moving play staged by the villagers themselves charting the day of the explosion and its aftermath as experienced in Halmer End - and A Sigh of the Coal: a play presented around the Village by New Vic Borderlines, with the disaster told by local girl Nancy Tipper and war poet Wilfred Owen (whose first published poem was Miners - written about this very disaster). Also remembering the Sneyd Pit disaster of January 1st, 1942.
Wed 16th January 7.45pm
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE COALFIELD - The TREETOPS TREK
Wed 23rd January 7.45pm
80th ANNIVERSARY - 1938/9: THE LAST YEAR OF PEACE
Featuring a selection of local archive films in the run-down to the outbreak of World War 2 in September 1939 - including The Last Year of Peace by Trentham filmmakers Laurie and Stuart Day. Included are some of the first colour films of North Staffordshire - colour film being newly available to amateur filmmakers.