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. They will present a new selection of archive films that will all be screened for the first time. Upcoming events featuring SASE rural films in 2016 include:
Hopping Exhibition at the Kent History & Library Centre
Maidstone 1 August to 29 October.
An exhibition at the Kent History and Library Centre devoted to hopping using films from Screen Archive South East and artefacts from the Kent History and Library Centre. Free to the public, the exhibition will focus on annual activities within a traditional hop garden from planting to harvesting.
Our Country Lives at the Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life has embarked on ‘Our Country Lives’, a Heritage Lottery Funded redevelopment project that will engage a new generation about rural heritage through new themed displays and innovative interpretations. Films from the rural life collection will be made available to visitors in the new Forces for Change Gallery.
The Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading – September – October 2016
The films in this collection were digitised with funding received from the British Film Institute’s Unlocking Film Heritage Project. As part of Britain on Film, 1000s of films have been preserved, showing 120 years of British life, many unseen for decades.