Yorkshire Film Archive Whitby Screening

All tickets have now been sold for the afternoon showing of the Moving North Coastal screening event from the Yorkshire Film Archive. Some tickets are still available for the evening screening at 19.00 on Thursday 30th November. Tickets are available from the Museum priced at £5.00.


We are delighted to be hosting the latest in the Moving North Coastal screening events from the Yorkshire Film Archive. There will be 2 screenings on Thursday 30th November at 2.30pm & 7.00pm, each screening will last for approximately 2 hours including an interval. Tickets are available now priced at just £5. Numbers are limited and as we expect this event to be extremely popular we recommend that you purchase yours as soon as possible.

The event offers a rare opportunity to experience a remarkable mix of archive footage all about the places – and people – we know so well, as the Yorkshire Film Archive takes you on a journey through time revealing the rich film heritage of our Yorkshire coastline, with Whitby centre stage.

Using amateur and home movies, travelogues and regional TV productions, the Yorkshire Film Archive curators have been working in partnership with the BFI’s Britain on Film project to preserve and digitise more of their Yorkshire film heritage collections to bring audiences a new programme of screenings and events, Moving North: Coastal, in which they reveal the stories of our coastal communities, including …

 ·         the brave rescue effort following the wreck of the hospital ship Rohilla off the coast of Whitby in October 1914;

·         a 1924 appeal film for the Royal Naval Lifeboat Institution;

·         a humorous home movie made by a professional saxophone player in a 1930s dance band, documenting a summer spent playing at the Spa;

·         Whitby’s herring fishing industry in the 1970s, focusing on the Fortune family and their kipper business, as told by a local fisherman;

·         excerpts from a 1980s Yorkshire TV production presented by broadcaster and naturalist, Michael Clegg, looking at the work of two well-known writers – Leo Walmsley and Bram Stoker – and visiting places in Whitby that inspired their work …

 … plus much, much more.

 With Whitby’s cobbled street and picturesque harbour a familiar backdrop, you’re bound to recognise familiar faces and places, and who knows – perhaps you might even spot family or friends fleetingly captured on film, and now revealed once more as Moving North: Coastal comes to Whitby.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity, get your ticket today!


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