An illustrated talk by Frank Gray on the history of West Sussex Cinemas
Discover the port’s history.
A new, archive-based short film exploring our extraordinary collective experience since March 2020.
Enjoy all sorts of performances at fairs across the county including: donkey racing, morris dancing, cowboys…
Young Film Programmers curate archive film packages for the cinema.
Join us and the West Sussex Record Office on Sussex Day to celebrate the history of the South Downs National Park
A Fresh Perspectives Project at Fabrica for their exhibition ‘The Forked Forest Path’ by Olafur Eliasson
A real ‘Downton Abbey’ near Horsham
A community archive for West Sussex and the Chichester District
A special focus on Eastergate School near Chichester and an introduction to school films in our collection.
Short film made using archive footage by Lighthouse ‘Young Creatives’ for the Future of the High Streets Historic England project.
Rare film of an iconic moment in women’s history
A focus on Crawley films in our collection
Join us for another look at West Sussex history on film, photos and historic documents
As this year begins in lockdown so does SASE. It’s a bit of a balancing act but we are still open – do get in touch!
Take a peek at Christmases past with Screen Archive South East.
A virtual celebration of our hop heritage from Screen Archive South East and Kent Archives
No.10 – Chichester – Chichester in the 80s – sound (1983)
No.9 – Railways – Full Steam for Midhurst – silent (1938)
No.8 – Shippam’s – Shippam’s High Tea – sound (1950s)
No.7 – Country Life – Bognor Blooms – silent (1950)
No.6 – Rural Traditions – Invasion of the Morris Dancers – sound (1989)
No.5 – Jubilees – Jubilation in Crawley – silent (1935)
Watch films of the Kent Show from the 1930s to the 70s and delve into Kent Archives records on this annual show.
No.4 – Lifeboats – Blessing the Boat – silent (1938)
No.3 – Women’s Institute – Tea and Cake at Treemans – silent (1954)
Announcing new film of Walter Sickert in 1937
No.2 – Nursing – A Goon goes to Hospital – silent (1959)
Awarded by the British Film Institute’s Audience Fund.
No.1 – Summer – Daytrip to Littlehampton – silent (1950)
A new 10 week online series exploring the history of West Sussex
Screen Archive South East’s Open Call during the Pandemic
Screen Archive South East’s film commemoration of VE Day 75
Making Women Filmmakers Visible Across the UK Film Archives
Exhibition at Brighton Museum with archive film of Brighton and oral histories of the time before the Stonewall riots in 1969.
Fairview Community Primary School project using archive film from the 1970s
To Be Continued is a new web series, based on the stories told in a collection of journals that were found discarded, 21 years ago, on a street in Brighton.
Come and see what we do with archive film on Saturday 23rd November at the West Sussex Record Office, Chichester.
UK premiere screening at Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts for UK Jewish Film Festival including SASE archive from the Lewis Rosenberg Collection.
Exhibition at Horsham Museum featuring 1920s (nitrate) footage of the Warnham Court Estate and family of C.J.Lucas
2pm Sat 16 November. Introduced by Frank Gray, presented by BFI Curator Bryony Dixon, with LIVE piano accompaniment by Stephen Horne
Dr Frank Gray and psychoanalytic psychotherapist Robert Snell discuss filmmaker G.A.Smith’s relationship with contemporary ‘spirit’ culture
A Roma Oral History Project
presented by Dr Frank Gray and Kent Archives
Archbishop’s Palace, Maidstone ME15 6YE 9 October at 7pm
New two part series using films from the archives including wartime footage of Kent, Surrey and Sussex from our archive.
Ine van Dooren and colleague researchers present a 1916 Dutch Lantern revue: a commemorative academic interpretation
Brighton and Sussex service personnel during WW2 sent filmed messages home – help us find these families!
A two-day event exploring the role of the magic lantern in travelling fairground entertainment
Our partners West Sussex County Council celebrated receiving the official award on 19 March 2019.
The Club’s Reunion films from 1960 to 1978 digitised and online
SASE secures funding from the British Film Institute to digitise the collection
Frank Gray presents in Hanoi for the British Council in Vietnam
Free archive screening at Crawley Museum as part of ‘New Towns, Our Town – Stories on Screen’ project – 2pm, 16 Jan.
Tune in to BBC Radio 3 (Friday 11 January, 21.15pm) to listen to the live recording of Esmeralda Conde-Ruiz’s new orchestral composition to SASE silent film – performance from last year’s CINECITY Film Festival
Applications invited – especially proposals that relate to the Screen Archive South East collection
Mandolin Orchestra perform new composition by Esmeralda Conde Ruiz at ACCA to SASE films for CINECITY – the Brighton Film Festival.
Female Lanternists present at the Birmingham Magic Lantern Society’s quarterly meeting.
[Crosoer slide reproduced with permission from the Faversham Society Fleur de Lis Museum]
A Day of Celebration: Women Presenters and Lanternists
First World War Centenary programme to be screened across the region in commemoration of the end of WW1.
A new project to explore the unique background, social history and heritage of Crawley
Super 8mm film of Kent’s bygone cinemas and rural life in Sussex and Hampshire.
SASE is awarded funds to audit its videotape collections as part of a UK wide survey organised by the British Film Institute
Watch archive film of the ‘West Sussex Coast’ on a Shoreham Houseboat in Scalarama month
Pioneering early films of Brighton and Hove have been re-imagined by young people from local Special Educational Needs schools in the Modern Marvels exhibition booth, currently on tour around Brighton.
A book dedicated to colour in silent cinema before 1930.
70 years of the NHS – Screen Archive South East holds many films that illustrate the work of the UK’s health services dating from the 1930s, before the creation of the NHS, to those from the last 70 years of publicly funded health, social and public services in the UK.
Carousel, Brighton’s leading creative arts organisation working with learning disabled artists, and Screen Archive South East present a 30 minute screening of some very old and some very new short films.
Dr. Frank Gray presents an illustrated lecture at Towner, Eastbourne
A symposium on mobility and migration in the practice of the magic lantern
Free screenings and filmmaking workshops on Romney Marsh.
Priory Park, Chichester celebrates 100 year anniversary
Lizzie Thynne’s filmic ode to the city using Screen Archive footage – screening in Brighton and London venues
Film in Screen Archive South East showing the funeral of a Suffragette, commemorates their dedication and today’s anniversary of women’s suffrage
146 films to be digitised and made available free to view
A Million Pictures: Magic Lantern Slide Heritage as Artefacts in the Common European History of Learning
Read on to see the remarkable results achieved
Archive screenings at this year’s 15th Festival
presented by Screen Archive South East and Film and Screen Studies, University of Brighton
Screening on the Beaches 20/21 September on Camber Sands preceded by archive film from SASE
A special event series to accompany the ‘Bawleys, Barbels and Owlers’ exhibition at the Kent History & Library Centre, Maidstone.
Ine van Dooren representing the University of Brighton at the international conference on the History, Archiving and Creative Re-use of Educational Magic Lantern Slides.
View newly digitised films of life on the Kentish coast as part of this Maritime Heritage Experience 22 July – 6 August for Britain on Film Coast & Sea.
Watch archive film at Brighton Museum’s Free Day Sat 17 June 10-5pm
Two exhibitions coming soon as part of Britain on Film Coast & Sea
‘West Sussex Coast & Sea’ at the West Sussex Record Office
‘Bawleys, Barbels and Owlers – Life along the Kent coast’ at the Kent History & Library Centre
Put Your Face in the Hole and join Whitstable Biennale for their innovative FAIRGROUND project at Tate Modern
Andrew Kötting, British artist, writer and acclaimed filmmaker sources archive content from SASE for his next film Lek and the Dogs
Interested in history and filmmaking? Aged 15-24? Try out the filmmaking workshop run by artist filmmaker Tracey Gue for Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme Project.
Screening this month at the Brighton Museum Lab on Sat 4th March to celebrate International Women’s Day is a unique film from Screen Archive South East of the suffragette Emily Davison’s funeral.
Coming soon to Herne Bay: ‘Herne Bay Newsreel 1953’. Don’t miss amateur filmmaker and Architect John Clague’s portrait of the town in 1953. Presented by The Seaside Museum. Screenings in February.
Screen Archive South East announces free archive content available for screening by local history societies, heritage organisations and Film Hub South East members.
The Screen Archive has added its most recently made film to the collection. ‘Glow Wild’ was created by Haywards Heath Movie Makers, showing the Winter Lantern Festival at Wakehurst Place.
The first ‘Lucerna Hackathon’ was hosted by Screen Archive South East to discuss definitions and metadata for magic lantern slide cataloguing.
Screen Archive South East and CINECITY present ‘Brighton Film City’ an exhibition of new work from artist Choi Sai-Ho; film-maker Lizzie Thynne with composer Ed Hughes; archive film from 1940s Brighton and virtual reality from Driftwood360.
The Million Pictures European Research Project – an inspiring workshop and installation explored the creative use of the Magic Lantern
A new display ‘Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation’ at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery will tell the story of experimental film-making in Brighton & Hove, from 1896 to the present day. Read more…
A new rural film compilation can be viewed in the interactive displays at the recently re-opened Museum of English Rural Life. Read more…
As part of the British Film Institute’s Britain on Film Rural Life programme, there will be a series of events in the South East of England, presenting a new selection of archive films to the public. Read more…
As part of the British Film Institute’s Britain on Film Rural project SASE kicked off the South East’s events at the South of England Show in Ardingly. Read more…
A series of Magic Lantern slides from SASE’s Hecht Collection recently screened by Aad Kok and Else Flim of the Dickenstheater for the members of the Dutch Haarlem Branch of the International Dickens Fellowship. Read more…
Screen Archive South East announces the publication of 38 newly digitised films of the Home Front during the Second World War on the British Film Institute’s Player. Read more…