Come and get your Hands on History! For the past 4 weeks The Reel History of Britain has followed Melvyn Bragg as he meets people all around the country as they recount fascinating and surprising stories about how life in Britain used to be – told through archive film collections.
Each episode saw Melvyn visit a new location, in a mobile cinema, and focused on a different aspect of British life. The programme highlighted the enormous social changes that took place from 1900 onwards, building to a compelling social history of Britain.
To celebrate the climax of the series the BBC is holding a Reel History event at the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society in Falmouth. There will be great activities for all the family to try including watching archive films of the area, making your own moving images and sharing your memories of Cornwall on our memory wall.
On the Friday there will be a display of artefacts from the Bill Douglas Centre in Exeter, whose inspirational collection charts the history of the moving image.
There’ll be loads of local archive footage to watch, and best of all the whole event is FREE!
So come along and join us and discover more a bout your local history though film.
BBC Reel History
Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society 24 Church Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3EG
Friday 7th October and Saturday 8th October 2011
10am to 5pm