The Changing Face of the North West: Modernist Dreams and Utopias #4
Modernity, municipalism and light: 100 years of Blackpool Illuminations
21st February 2013 6.30 - 8pm
6:30 Dr Steve Millington, MMU, introduction
6:45 Three short films depicting pre and post-war Blackpool, featuring aspects of the Lancashire coast, holidaying and attractions in Blackpool and, of course, the Illuminations themselves:
- Blackpool: a nation's playground (1939)
- Holiday (1957)
- Northern Lights, including the famous Jayne Mansfield switch on (1959)
7:45 questions and answers
8:00 approximate finish
Come early and get a drink or snack from the Gallery Cafe, to enjoy during the film showing. And look round the Galleries after the film
Each event is free, but pre-registration is essential as places are strictly limited. A limited number of places will also be available at 6pm on the day, on a first come first served basis.
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The Manchester Modernist Society, the North West Film Archive and Manchester Metropolitan University Geography are pleased to bring to Manchester Art Gallery a curated programme of archive films charting the transformation of the North West landscape through the aspirations of 20th Century dreamers, citizens and planners.
If you are enjoying this series of films you can support The Manchester Modernist Society with a donation of £10.00 and you can become a Honorary Member! The Manchester Modernist Society is a not for profit voluntary organisation that educates and inspires people about the built environment of the 20th Century in Greater Manchester.