This film features the artwork of acclaimed sculptor Austin Wright and gives a fascinating insight into the methods and inspiration behind some of his most recognizable pieces. The film highlights the evolution of Wright's style as well as his use of different raw materials to produce sculptures which act as analogies to elements in nature and even anatomy that have inspired him and his work. The film also features rare images of the sculptor at work in his back shed creating and arranging various pieces for display.
A tour of the Temple Newsam House, Leeds, led by the then director.
This film documents the Annual Gala and Procession that took place in Skipton, featuring a fancy dress competition, floats and a marching band.
This is one of three films made of the Skipton annual Gala in the mid-1930s. This one was made by Pathe Gazette.
This film captures the fun and festivities of the Hospital Gala and Carnival in Skipton, including a fancy dress parade and procession of the May Queen.
Filmed in 1962, this film captures a behind the scenes look at part of the making of the John Schlesinger film, Billy Liar (1963). This film gives an interesting look at the production of Billy Liar as portions of the Leeds and Bradford location shoots have been documented on this film.
A film made by Mr Charles Tapp, one of the founder members of the Yorkshire Association for Disabled People. This film contains footage of a fete that is being held in the grounds of St. George's and shows many of the residents enjoying the activities. There are some sections with footage of some of the more severely physically disabled residents but shows them carrying out activities and tasks.
The Pace Egg play is performed each year on Good Friday in the towns and villages in the Upper Calder Valley. The name derives from the Latin word for Easter - Pasche. This film documents the street performances of the play in which the actors are dressed in traditional mummers costumes.
This film captures the events which took place in Long Preston and Wigglesworth celebrating the Jubilee in 1935. Festivities include a procession, fancy dress competition, and brass band accompaniment.
Made by Des Monks, this is a film about the making of a new silver lamp for Skipton Parish Church. It includes a commentary by Peter Byrnes.
This is a video produced to commemorate the Bilsdale Centenary Show which took place at Thornhill-Chopgate on the 26th August, 1995. Interviews with those involved take the place of a commentary. It is filmed by Alan Tinley and Ted Parker of ATV productions, Middleton-in-Teesdale.
This is a film made under the direction of Dr J A R Bickford, the Physician Superintendent of De La Pole Hospital, Willerby, to show good practice in the care of long term psychiatric patients. Using illustrations from the work of the Hospital, the film advances a policy of rehabilitation of patients through activity, especially sport, and interacting with the wider society. Dr J A R Bickford provides a commentary.
This is a documentary film made under the direction of Dr J A R Bickford at De La Pole Hospital to explore issues around correct and incorrect care of patients with severe mental problems such as chronic schizophrenia. It also addresses why hallucinations takes place. Using actors as well as staff and patients, the film illustrates two different methods of treatment. The film is accompanied by a commentary, recorded by Dr Bickford, which his often spoken from the point of view of the patient.
This is a fictional film made by students of De La Pole Hospital, just outside of Hull. It is based on a story by Geraldo Cinthio, which is itself loosely based on Shakespeare’s Othello. The film is directed and narrated by Dr J A R Bickford, the Physician Superintendent at the Hospital.
This is a documentary film made by Jack Eley about interesting historical sites in Yorkshire. The soundtrack features an audio commentary against a musical background of a brass band playing various tunes, starting and ending with ‘On Ilkley Moor bar t’at’.
This is a film showing a group of people on holiday in Bourton-on-the-Water, in the Cotswolds, visiting the model village there. It also captures an aero modellers meeting at Sherburn located outside Leeds.
Unlike other seaside destinations, Scarborough is home to a variety of events throughout the year. The following film features some of the events which took place between 1951-1969 including a jump rope competition, Freak Hill Climb at Beacon Farm, Boxing Day charity football match, and a Scouts Soap Box Derby.
This is a film made by Jack Eley showing the displays put on in Roundhay Park for Leeds Children's Day.
This is an amateur documentary made by Jack Eley about the places in the Lake District where John Ruskin lived. The commentary explains the places shown and the life of Ruskin.
This is an amateur documentary made by Jack Eley about the places that invaders of Britain came from in Northern Europe.
This is one of eleven films made by Leeds Cine Club super eight group, now known as Leeds Movie Makers, of the Lord Mayor's Parade, from 1974 to 1984. As well as showing the Parade go through Leeds, there is also a fashion show and Miss Metro Competition at the Ritzy Night Club, the award reception in the Civic Hall and the Lord Mayor's Charity Concert.
This is an amateur documentary made by Jack Eley while on a trip of historical sites around the Mediterranean on the way to, and finishing up at, Athens. An audio commentary by Eley explains the history of the places visited.
This film documents some of the events which take place in Scarborough during the Benelux Festival including Dutch dancers and majorette procession. The Benelux Festival is only one of Scarborough's many attractions, and it provides the means of forging close links between the Yorkshire coast and the Benelux county.
This is a film of the multi-cultural Bradford Mela, the largest South Asian festival outside the sub-continent, as it is experienced by three of its participants.
Part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project, this film examines two Indian curry houses in Bradford, comprising interviews with their respective managers and customers.