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What's On

Britain on Film: LGBT Britain - Saturday 29 February, 1.30pm - The Keep

Saturday 29 February, 1.30pm (film duration: 85 minutes), £3.50

 To mark LGBT History Month, we are screening this moving collection of films dating from 1909-1994. Documenting a century of profound change, it includes some of the earliest representations of LGBT people on screen, and features collective public activism and the fight for equal rights as well as more personal experiences. A selection of relevant original material from The Keep’s archives will be on display from 1pm on the day of the screening.

This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

This screening is made possible by BFI's Film Audience Network, with the support of The National Lottery.

This event will be at The Keep. To book visit The Keep's event page.

Introduction to Caring for Photographs and Memorabilia - Tuesday 25 Feb and Tuesday 28 April 2020 - The Keep

Introduction to Caring for Photographs and Memorabilia
Tuesday 25 Feb and Tuesday 28 April, 12.30-3.30pm, £15 including tea or coffee

 Do you have historical documents, such as old photographs, letters, or deeds, that you’d like to conserve? Join us in our conservation studio, where you’ll find out how to adapt archival methods to care for your own collections. You’ll be shown the correct handling techniques and cleaning processes so you can preserve your own ‘archive’ for future generations. Please bring an item you wish to conserve.

This event will be at The Keep. To book visit The Keep's events page.  

The Cultural History of Stress - Wednesday 12 February - The Keep

The Cultural History of Stress
Wednesday 12 February, 5.30-6.30pm, £5

‘Modern life is so much more stressful than in the past!’ How often have you heard this? But is it really true, or do we just use ‘stress’ as an easy explanation for a multitude of ills? In this talk, author and historian Dr Jill Kirby will explore how people understood and explained their responses to the troubles of life, before the concept of stress existed. You’ll also find out how the experiences of Mass Observers in the late 20th century illustrate the changes to work, consumption and everyday life that have helped make stress ubiquitous today.

This event is at The Keep. To book visit The Keep's website. 

Love Letters and Live Wires - Weds 29 January, 2.30pm - The Keep

Love Letters and Live Wires
Weds 29 January, 2.30pm (film duration: 80 mins), £3.50

This selection of short films, made by the GPO’s groundbreaking film unit in the 1930s, brilliantly evokes a revolution in mass communication, introducing new concepts such as the post code, telephone and air mail service. The films, newly restored by the BFI’s National Archive, range from documentary to animation, illustrating the GPO’s contribution to workplace efficiency and world trade, as well as smoothing the path of true love.

This screening is made possible by BFI's Film Audience Network, with the support of The National Lottery.

This event is at The Keep. To book visit The Keep's website.