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Modernist Dreams and Utopias #7: mass redevelopment and housing

Manchester Art Gallery

Thursday, 16 May 2013 from 18:30 to 20:30 (BST)

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 The Changing Face of the North West: Modernist Dreams and Utopias #7

Housing and Mass Redevelopment

16th May 2013

6.30pm until 8.15pm


The North West Film Archive and the Manchester Modernist Society, in conjunction with Geography at Manchester Metropolitan University, present five films about housing redevelopment and its impact on local communities in the post-war period.  The full programme will be:

6.30 Introduction by Eddy Rhead (The Manchester Modernist Society)

6.45 Film presentation:

  1. Homes for Workers (1939) - documenting "slum" clearance in Liverpool and outlining new housing plans for the city
  2. Late Hope Street (1968) - An 'Impressionistic' look at the final weeks of demolition of several rows of terraced houses in the Bradford area of Manchester
  3. Unit by Unit (1964) - documenting the construction of system built housing in Liverpool by the Unit Construction Company
  4. Murals for Manchester (1966) - a film depicting the sculptural work of Brian Lee, showing the installation of a concrete mural in Longsight, Manchester
  5. A Practical Faith (1980) - a poignant documentary about the work of Reverend Mike Taylor in Hulme, Manchester.

8.00 Questions and answers

8.15 close

Guests should arrive from 6pm for a prompt start at 6.30pm in the lecture theatre. The event will finish at approximately 8.15pm.

Come early and get a drink or snack from the Gallery Cafe, to enjoy during the film showing.

Our final film will be Tom Cordell's excellent Utopia London to be introduced by Tom Cordell himself.  Booking will be essential.


 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.

Do you have questions about Modernist Dreams and Utopias #7: mass redevelopment and housing? Contact Manchester Art Gallery

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Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley St
United Kingdom

Thursday, 16 May 2013 from 18:30 to 20:30 (BST)

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