North West Film Archive

North West Film Archive
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Central Library
Albert Square
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M60 2LA
England

Website

www.nwfa.mmu.ac.uk

E-mail

n.w.filmarchive@mmu.ac.uk

Telephone

0161 247 3097

Fax

0161 247 3098

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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The Archive cares for over 38,000 items from the pioneer days of film in the mid 1890s to video production of the present day. The work of both the professional and the amateur is collected.

Local residents and groups can take advantage of the NWFA's free research, viewing and loan services. Users may be researching their family history, planning a social event, creating a community display, or simply interested in finding out more about the region's heritage through moving images. Film shows are presented around the region during the year.

The educational and learning potential of the Archive's collections is widely recognised - from the availability of dedicated resource packs for classroom use in primary and secondary schools, to special screenings for 'Over 50s' clubs and the University of the 3rd Age.

NWFA footage is used to illustrate and illuminate exhibitions in museums, galleries and libraries. Subsidised fees apply to arts, heritage and library partners in the region - please call us to discuss your needs.

Venue Type:

Archive

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9 -5

Admission charges

Free

Collection details

Archives, Film and Media

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Soldiers Marching in Lancaster

The First World War Life on the Home Front in North West England

  • 3 September 2014 7:30-9pm

In this screening to mark the centenary of the First World War, the North West Film Archive opens its vaults to share compelling footage of life on the home front in North West England.
Drawing on rare archive footage we feature amongst others, the Accrington Pals, the Lancashire Fusiliers and the Cheshire Regiment as they prepare for active service on the Western Front.
We discover the early days of aviation, and German Prisoners of War being marched through the streets of Lancashire. From troop inspections in Preston and Blackpool, to the subsequent victory parades in Whalley and Haslingden and the unveiling of war memorials from Egremont to Altrincham.
Presenting evocative footage filmed across the North West a century ago - don’t miss this special opportunity to experience how we lived our lives during one of the darkest periods of our history.
From industrial toil in the years leading up to the outbreak of war, to key events during the hostilities - Narrated by BAFTA nominated actor Maxine Peake in this fascinating journey into the past.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

The Continental
South Meadow Lane
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 8JP
England

Additional info

http://www.newcontinental.net/whats-on

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.nwfa.mmu.ac.uk/public_screenings.html http://www.newcontinental.net/whats-on

soldiers marching in Lancaster

THE FIRST WORLD WAR: LIFE ON THE HOME FRONT IN NORTH WEST ENGLAND

  • 23 September 2014 7:30-9pm

In this screening to mark the centenary of the First World War, the North West Film Archive opens its vaults to share compelling footage of life on the home front in North West England.
Drawing on rare archive footage we feature amongst others, the Accrington Pals, the Lancashire Fusiliers and the Cheshire Regiment as they prepare for active service on the Western Front.
We discover the early days of aviation, and German Prisoners of War being marched through the streets of Lancashire. From troop inspections in Preston and Blackpool, to the subsequent victory parades in Whalley and Haslingden and the unveiling of war memorials from Egremont to Altrincham.
Presenting evocative footage filmed across the North West a century ago - don’t miss this special opportunity to experience how we lived our lives during one of the darkest periods of our history.
From industrial toil in the years leading up to the outbreak of war, to key events during the hostilities - Narrated by BAFTA nominated actor Maxine Peake in this fascinating journey into the past.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£5 per ticket

Website

http://www.nwfa.mmu.ac.uk/public_screenings.html http://plazacinema.org.uk/

soldiers marching in Lancaster

THE FIRST WORLD WAR: LIFE ON THE HOME FRONT IN NORTH WEST ENGLAND

  • 28 September 2014 4:30-6pm

In this screening to mark the centenary of the First World War, the North West Film Archive opens its vaults to share compelling footage of life on the home front in North West England.
Drawing on rare archive footage we feature amongst others, the Accrington Pals, the Lancashire Fusiliers and the Cheshire Regiment as they prepare for active service on the Western Front.
We discover the early days of aviation, and German Prisoners of War being marched through the streets of Lancashire. From troop inspections in Preston and Blackpool, to the subsequent victory parades in Whalley and Haslingden and the unveiling of war memorials from Egremont to Altrincham.
Presenting evocative footage filmed across the North West a century ago - don’t miss this special opportunity to experience how we lived our lives during one of the darkest periods of our history.
From industrial toil in the years leading up to the outbreak of war, to key events during the hostilities - Narrated by BAFTA nominated actor Maxine Peake in this fascinating journey into the past.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Rheged
Rheged Centre
Redhills
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 0DQ
England

Admission

£6 per ticket £5 for concessions

Website

http://www.rheged.com/ http://www.nwfa.mmu.ac.uk/public_screenings.html

soldiers marching in Lancaster

THE FIRST WORLD WAR: LIFE ON THE HOME FRONT IN NORTH WEST ENGLAND

  • 2 October 2014 7:30-9pm

In this screening to mark the centenary of the First World War, the North West Film Archive opens its vaults to share compelling footage of life on the home front in North West England.
Drawing on rare archive footage we feature amongst others, the Accrington Pals, the Lancashire Fusiliers and the Cheshire Regiment as they prepare for active service on the Western Front.
We discover the early days of aviation, and German Prisoners of War being marched through the streets of Lancashire. From troop inspections in Preston and Blackpool, to the subsequent victory parades in Whalley and Haslingden and the unveiling of war memorials from Egremont to Altrincham.
Presenting evocative footage filmed across the North West a century ago - don’t miss this special opportunity to experience how we lived our lives during one of the darkest periods of our history.
From industrial toil in the years leading up to the outbreak of war, to key events during the hostilities - Narrated by BAFTA nominated actor Maxine Peake in this fascinating journey into the past.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

The Plaza
Mersey Square
Stockport
SK1 1SP
England

Admission

£5 per ticket

soldiers marching in Lancaster

THE FIRST WORLD WAR: LIFE ON THE HOME FRONT IN NORTH WEST ENGLAND

  • 15 October 2014 7:30-9pm

In this screening to mark the centenary of the First World War, the North West Film Archive opens its vaults to share compelling footage of life on the home front in North West England.
Drawing on rare archive footage we feature amongst others, the Accrington Pals, the Lancashire Fusiliers and the Cheshire Regiment as they prepare for active service on the Western Front.
We discover the early days of aviation, and German Prisoners of War being marched through the streets of Lancashire. From troop inspections in Preston and Blackpool, to the subsequent victory parades in Whalley and Haslingden and the unveiling of war memorials from Egremont to Altrincham.
Presenting evocative footage filmed across the North West a century ago - don’t miss this special opportunity to experience how we lived our lives during one of the darkest periods of our history.
From industrial toil in the years leading up to the outbreak of war, to key events during the hostilities - Narrated by BAFTA nominated actor Maxine Peake in this fascinating journey into the past.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre
35 Teddington Road
Moston
Manchester
M40 0DJ
England

Admission

£4 per ticket

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