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.  

We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to our two 'Hull on Film' screenings at the Vue Cinema, Princes Quay on 1st April.  Both screenings were a sell-out, and reactions from the audience were fantastic. If you missed out on a ticket, don't worry: we'll be back later this year.

In the meantime, we'd like to share some of the feedback left in response to the question '"What did you enjoy most about the screening?"

A selection of footage from the Calling Blighty series of films, showing servicemen from South Yorkshire and York, will be shown at a special screening at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield on Sunday 26th March.

These rare and unseen films show the men sending filmed messages home from India and Burma at the end of WW2. The films were screened at local cinemas in 1944-5 to wives, mothers and sweethearts back home as a way of increasing morale; a sort of one way Skype of their day, they are remarkable and moving documents. 

The Yorkshire Film Archive is delighted with the response to Hull on Film which is now sold out.  We are sorry that audiences are disappointed to have missed out on this occasion.  

We assure you that, due to the overwhelming interest in Hull on Film, we will be back with a repeat screening and more of Hull’s film heritage soon – watch this space!

The Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) has been making cine stories and capturing the north east on film for nearly a century. It is the sole survivor of the five original ACA organisations in Britain, first set up in 1927, and this year, incredibly, the cine club celebrates its 90th anniversary.

North East Film Archive
Teesside University
Middlesbrough
TS1 3BA

T 01642 384022

E NEFA@tees.ac.uk

NEFA are based on the ground floor of the Constantine Building at Teesside University, which is accessed via the main University reception in Middlesbrough Tower.

York St John University
Lord Mayors Walk
York
YO31 7EX

T 01904 876550

E yfa@yorksj.ac.uk

YFA Building YFA are based on the ground floor of the Fountains Learning Centre at York St John University, which is accessible from the Clarence Street entrance to the campus. A public car park (Union Terrace) is situated directly across the road (for sat nav purposes, use the postcode Y031 7ES).

Age UK Bradford & District, along with colleagues from four other Age UK branches across the region have teamed up with the Yorkshire Film Archive to produce a brand new reminiscence resource, Memory Bank: Life on the Home Front, based on local archive film footage of life in the 1940s and ‘50s.  

The project, which was made possible thanks to the Chancellor's LIBOR fund, is proving to be a great success with reminiscence session taking place across the region. 

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