Did you go to the cinema in 1960s Britain?
We are conducting a major AHRC-funded research project which aims to shed light on the social and cultural history of cinema. To many writers, sixties films summed up the changes transforming British society, but the films themselves reveal nothing about how they were received and remembered. We want to find out how cinema-goers remember the films they saw.
We are asking anyone who went to the cinema in 1960s Britain to share their memories with us by completing a short questionnaire.
The Project Team
Project Director: Dr Melvyn Stokes
Research Associate: Dr Matthew Jones
Telephone: 020 7679 7960
Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s Project,
Department of History,
University College London,
Manchester Film Screening
On 17th January 2014 the project will be hosting an event at the University of Manchester in collaboration with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre. We will be screening two pioneering films by black British filmmakers from the 1960s and discussing the audience's memories of visiting cinemas during this decade.
Date: 17th January
Venue: Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, University of Manchester. Directions to the Centre can be found here
Booking information: To reserve your place please ring the Centre on 0161 275 2920 or book through Eventbrite