Liverpool on Film, Woolton Picturehouse Tues 29th Jan

The word “Picturehouse” conjures up the notion of nostalgia but non better than the compelling archive footage of Liverpool, provided by Manchester Metropolitan University’s North West Film Archive.

This historic footage arrives in Liverpool for a brief, not to be missed viewing. So if you are interested in Liverpool, the architecture, historical settings, the fashion of the times and the social anticts of our forefathers then this is the night for you.

The film tells the story of an extraordinary city in the turbulent times of the twentieth century.

This film shows Liverpool as one of the first cities in the world to be captured on film.

These are amazing images of Liverpool and its surrounding areas accompanied by insightful narration. The North West Film Archive boffins have certainly done a good job on this long lost forgotten piece of social history.

See the 1897 early images of St Georges Hall, the River Mersey, the Overhead Railway and horse-drawn trams in Lime Street.

Wonder at the 1907 spectacular pageant staged in Wavertree Park and see the ‘New Wonder Tunnel’, the construction of the City’s cathedrals and more on the night.

I’d seen some of the film on the BBC Reginal news bulletin and on Inside Out, but now the whole collection has been compiled and packaged into a documentary of worthy historical significance.

Running time is 1hr 15min

Woolton Picturehouse, Mason Street, Woolton Village Tel 0871 902 5753

Tuesday  29th Jan 19.30   £5 all tickets…….selling fast!

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