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See Redditch's rich history brought to life during film festival
10:20am Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
THE Redditch Historic Film Festival will be hosted by the Redditch Local History Society as part of its Remembering Lost Redditch project.
Films to be screened will depict life in Redditch from the early 1920s through to the 1980s.
Since 2010, the society has been working with MACE, the Media Archive of Central England, on its ‘Full Circle’ project. This Heritage Lottery funded project set out to locate and collect for its archives, cine film from around the Midlands which was in danger of being lost through lack of use, lack of suitable viewing equipment or because of deterioration of the celluloid media. The society has been able to locate several such films which have been deposited with MACE, which has digitally re-mastered and stored the footage for future generations to enjoy.
The Full Circle project has now come to an end and this festival is an opportunity for Redditch residents to see some of the films collected. These will include memories of Redditch's industrial heritage as well as everyday life and some aspects of the new town development.
The Palace Theatre is hosting the event as part of its centenary celebrations in the studio space, The Room Upstairs, on Saturday, September 28, doors open at 2pm. Seating is limited to 60. Tickets, costing £4, are available from the theatre box, or call 01527 65203 or visit www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk.
For more details of the Remembering Lost Redditch Project visit the Redditch Heritage website at www.redditchheritage.org.uk or call Derek Coombes on 01527 404365.
For more details of all the Redditch Local History Society's activities see www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk or call Anthony Green on 01527 61434.
And more details of the work of MACE visit www.macearchive.org.
The Remembering Lost Redditch project is partly funded by a voluntary sector grant from Redditch Council.
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