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The Changing Face of the North West: Modernist Dreams and Utopias #1 A City Speaks, 18th October 2012

Thursday, 18 October 2012 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST)

Manchester, United Kingdom

The Changing Face of the North West: Modernist Dreams...

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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.

Every third Thursday of the month we will present a film screening from 6pm in the City Art Gallery Lecture Theatre on Mosley Street, central Manchester.  A specialist presenter will introduce each screening, followed by informal questions and answers.

Each event is free, but pre-registration is essential as places are strictly limited.  Refreshments will be available for purchase in the cafe.

 

18th October

A City Speaks

 

http://vimeo.com/50067081

  

Paul Rotha’s film, commissioned in 1943 and released in 1947, gives a unique insight into the City at that time, and how the City Fathers perceived the immediate and longer-term future for the people of Manchester – the Manchester Plan. "What is a City but the People?"

 

Introduced by Professor (emeritus) Alan Kidd, Manchester Centre for Regional History at Manchester Metropolitan University – research focus on the development of modern Manchester and its region.

 

http://www.mcrh.mmu.ac.uk/ssr/alank.htm

 

Upcoming Programme Below

15th November

The Changing Face of Salford

Mike Goodger's trilogy of films capturing the clearance and reconstruction of Ordsall in the late 1960s

Introduced by Mike Goodger, former Sociology lecturer at University of Salford

 

17th January

Mythical Manchester

introduced by Professor Steve Hawley, Manchester School of Art

 

21st February

Modernity, municipalism and light: 100 years of Blackpool Illuminations

Introduced by Dr Steve Millington, Manchester Metropolitan University

 

 

 

 

Do you have questions about The Changing Face of the North West: Modernist Dreams and Utopias #1 A City Speaks, 18th October 2012? Contact the organiser

When & Where


Lecture Room
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street<br />
M2 3JL Manchester
United Kingdom

Thursday, 18 October 2012 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST)


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