26 May 2022 • Brighton, UK

Brighton & Hove on film, with talk by Dr Frank Gray, Screen Archive South East

John King, Peter Pan’s Playground, 1956 (film still, courtesy of Screen Archive South East)

Brighton & Hove on film, with talk by Dr Frank Gray, Screen Archive South East

Free screening and talk by Dr Frank Gray (Screen Archive South East) at Hop50+ Cafe, St John’s Church, Palmeira Square/Church Rd, Hove BN3 2FL. Click here for a map to the cafe.

Date and time: 11am, 26th May 2022.

Free to attend, no booking needed.

Films have been made in Brighton & Hove since 1896. Dr Frank Gray will guide you through these movies, all drawn from the collection of Screen Archive South East at the University of Brighton. They reveal everyday scenes, the pleasures of the seafront, the work of pioneers around 1900, the King & Queen visiting the Indian Hospital, the opening of the SS Brighton (then the world’s largest in-door swimming pool), preparations for war in 1939, and John King’s portrait of the city in 1956.

Frank Gray runs Screen Archive South East at the University of Brighton. The archive collects, preserves and shares films made in Brighton & Hove and the South East. Visit the archive’s website to see the collection and contact it if you have a film that you think should be saved for the future.

This project is part of Days of Wonder, curated and produced by videoclub and Corridor, delivered in partnership with Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust and Screen Archive South East. Supported by Arts Council England, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Film Hub South East and The Arts Society, East Sussex.