Legacies of War, University of Leeds

Members of the University of Leeds Officer Training Corps carrying out bayonet practise

Legacies of War at the University of Leeds is a First World War Centenary project for 2014-2018. The project will work with people and organisations in Leeds, the UK and internationally to explore the legacy of the First World War.

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative

Opening hours

09.00-17.00 Mon-Fri

Admission charges

According to event details.

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Headline about film ban in trade paper of 1928

Edith Cavell in the Cinema: Screening of DAWN (UK 1928) with Talks and Live Music

  • 24 October 2015 3-6pm

Directed by Herbert Wilcox and written by politician-playwright Reginald Berkeley, DAWN stars stage actress Sybil Thorndike as Cavell in a performance beyond cliché. Despite its anti-war message, the production triggered a diplomatic crisis between Britain and Germany and a censorship debate in 1928.

The historic Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds, which opened its doors in 1914, brings the neglected DAWN back to the screen. With live music and introductory talks.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+


Hyde Park Picture House
73 Brudenell Road
West Yorkshire

Getting there

By Car

From the city centre: Follow signs for A660 to Skipton (which after about a mile turns into Woodhouse Land) and then refer to the map. From north Leeds: Follow signs to A660 (Otley Road), Hyde Park is in between Headingley and Leeds city centre.

Parking is available on the forecourt or on the street around the cinema.

By Bus

From the city centre: The 56 runs frequently and stops right outside the cinema. Alternatively take the 1, 28, 95, 96, 97 or 97A and get off at Hyde Park Corner. Or take the 19 or 19A and get off at Cardigan Road then follow the map to the cinema.

By Train

Take the train to Burley Park Station and take the Cardigan Road exit then follow the map to the cinema.

Additional info

Level access is available to the stalls via the Brudenell Road fire exit. There are four wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Sadly at this time our toilets are not accessible via wheelchair. Full assistance is available when desired. Guide Dogs are welcome.


The event is free.

Ticket reservation is recommended. Call the cinema at 0113-275 2045 or book online.



Legacies of War, University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
West Yorkshire






0113 343 8879

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