The Yorkshire Film Archive are launching their new Heritage Lottery Funded project, ‘Hull on Film’, creating access to the rich film heritage collections of Hull held here at the YFA.  We are now advertising the contract for delivery of the project, which includes screenings, events and an online exhibition.  

The much-loved face of TV news in the north east for more than 40 years, Mike Neville, has died at the age of 80. Born in Willington Quay in 1936, he launched his broadcast career with Tyne Tees Television in 1962. He later became the presenter of BBC Look North and Nationwide, known for his easy-going style and ability to ad-lib through any crisis in the TV studio.

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.


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