BRRRRRRRRRR ... it’s February and -3 outside, but the winter sun is doing its best to keep our Vitamin D at decent levels, so be brave and have a quick walk. Afterwards you can grab a cup of tea before watching a most delightful film called Skating and Snow (1936-1953).  

Made by a Sheffield-based amateur filmmaker, K.G. Tofield, Skating and Snow is a collection of four films which capture the beautiful winter scenery and the seemingly exceptional talented skaters in the Sheffield area.  

As part of BFI’s Unlocking Film Heritage programme, YFA has added new titles from Yorkshire and the North East, expanding our Animation Collection.

Christmas 2017, where did that last year go?!  This is a time of many traditions, when families by and large get together to over-eat and over-drink, having over-spent. In our family, traditions are key to the smooth running of a successful few days of over-indulgence.

YFA are seeking a consultant to advise on our future digital offer to audiences, users and commercial clients and contribute to informing YFA’s plans for creating proactive digital delivery and engagement framework to transform public interaction with our screen heritage collections, as well as positioning us as a proactive and efficient provider of screen heritage content to commercial users. 

On the 50th anniversary of the great American civil rights leader Martin Luther King’s visit to the University of Newcastle in 1967 to receive an honorary degree, North East Film Archive remembers an amazing discovery of a rare TV interview with Dr King, which cast fresh light on black British broadcast history. Who was the forgotten pioneer who got to meet his hero on that day?

There is not a dull moment in the calendar as this time of year seems to get busier and busier.  Halloween is over, but it is followed on very quickly with Bonfire Night on 5th November.  In the past, we also had to get through Mischievous Night – the evening before Guy Fawkes night – when children, mainly in the north of England, traditionally played small tricks on the neighbours. 

YFA's new DVD - Hull on Film - is now available to buy!  The DVD is priced at £10 (plus postage and packing), and all proceeds from sales go straight back into the preservation of the films – so every purchase helps to safeguard more of our region's film heritage.


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