August: lazy days full of sunshine, family holidays, exploring unfettered by time - or a month of inclement weather where we scramble to find entertainment for another wet afternoon.  We may groan - discussing the weather is a national pastime - but our impressive coastline is perfect to enjoy at all times ... just don’t forget to pack a mac, umbrella, and jumper along with your sun cream. 

We're delighted to launch our second programme of Moving North: Coastal film screenings - and this time we'll be travelling up the North East coast to a variety of venues, starting at the Whitley Bay Festival Playhouse for Whitley Bay Film Festival 2017 on Monday 28th August.

With films made by cine enthusiasts and local filmmakers recording the lives and landscapes of our coastal communities, and television footage of more recent years, these images reveal an astonishing record of the people and the places we know so well: distant in time and tempo.

Ever wondered what life was like along the Yorkshire coast 100, 50 or even 20 or 30 years ago?  Well, now's your chance to find out as we reveal an extraordinary collection of coastal films that span almost every decade of the last century, which we'll be presenting in venues up and down the Yorkshire coast in the coming weeks and months as part of Moving North: Coastal.

For her latest blog, YFA volunteer Val has turned her attention to that perennial summer favourite: the sports day.  Whether you were a super-speedy sprinter, one heck of a hurdler, a Titan at the tug o' war, or excelled at the egg and spoon, there’s something here to bring back (hopefully!) happy memories.

June: a month of long bright days, beautiful gardens, the scent of the wisteria, cream teas and village fêtes, a nostalgic picture of Britain from the past when the sun always seemed to shine. YFA volunteer, Val Baxter, has been enjoying an array of films on a horticultural theme, and here she shares her picks of the bunch ...

The month of June, named after the Roman goddess of marriage, Juno, is all about weddings and this June we're celebrating the marriage of our NEFA colleague, Dave Parsons, and his partner Rachel, who tied the knot on June 3rd. We wish them every joy and happiness, and to send them on their way, we're taking a look at some of the wonderful weddings captured on film in our collection.

A great mash-up of spectacle, thriller, tragedy and farce, boots, balls and small town teams who dare to dream, football fever returns to Wembley Stadium this weekend. Join us on the terraces and rediscover a fascinating legacy of 20th century football and film on the FA Cup trail.

With National Walking Month upon us, plus brighter days and longer evenings, what can be better for your wellbeing than a daily stroll?  A quick ask around our office reveals a mixed result of casual walking to work to the more serious 20,000 steps a day, but if you don’t have time you can let the camera do the walking, while you sit back and enjoy the views.  

Over time, United States presidents come and go … and 40 years ago one came to Tyne & Wear. In the year of one of the most unpredictable US presidential election in living memory, we look back to a memorable day in the 1970s when a brand new US President, Jimmy Carter, spent a day in the North East on his first overseas trip. The occasion was captured on film by television crews and amateurs alike, and is now preserved in the vaults of North East Film Archive.  

This weekend sees the return of the Tour de Yorkshire, encompassing all four corners of the county.  The Tour begins in Bridlington on Friday 28th April, ending in Fox Valley, Sheffield on Sunday 30th.  To mark the occasion, we're taking a look back at a film that we produced in 2014, as part of the Tour de Cinema programme for the Tour de France Yorkshire Grand Depart.  

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