24/04/13 - HEART announces ‘Archive Alive’ mobile cinema tour itinerary for June 2013

HEART has today announced the much anticipated itinerary of its Digital Heritage Project's Archive Alive mobile cinema tour. In June 2013, the project will be taking archive film on the road courtesy of a 1960s vintage mobile cinema to bring the archive alive to people throughout Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk.

This exciting and unique tour will incorporate the mobile cinema stopping at 17 locations across East Anglia to offer free screenings of local archive films from the last century aboard the 22 seater digital cinema.

The Archive Alive tour will kick off on Sunday 2 June in Clacton-on-sea, Essex and will complete its journey in Hunstanton, Norfolk on Monday 10 June. The complete itinerary is as follows:

Sunday 2 June – CLACTON (9.30am - 12.30pm Town Square), COLCHESTER (3pm - 6pm Castle Park)

Monday 3 – HARLOW (10am - midday Market Place), HAVERHILL (3.30pm - 6.30pm Market Square)

Tuesday 4 – ELY (10am - 1pm The Maltings), CAMBRIDGE (3.30pm - 7pm Parker’s Piece)

Wednesday 5 – RAF LAKENHEATH (for airbase personnel only)

Thursday 6 – DISS (10am - 12.30pm Mere’s Mouth), BURY ST EDMUNDS (3pm - 6pm Cornhill)

Friday 7 – IPSWICH (10am - 12.30pm Lloyds Avenue), ALDEBURGH (3.30pm - 6.30pm Moot Hall)

Saturday 8 – LOWESTOFT (10am - 12.30 Royal Green), NORWICH (3.30pm - 7.30pm The Forum)

Sunday 9 – GRESSENHALL (10am - 1pm Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse), CROMER (4pm - 7pm The Pier)

Monday 10 – KING’S LYNN (10.30am - 1pm Vancouver  Quarter shoping area), HUNSTANTON (3.30pm - 6.30pm The Green)

The Digital Heritage Project is a cross-channel initiative between Norwich HEART, the University of East Anglia and Pole Image Haute-Normandie and is funded by Interreg IVA Channel (France) - England. The archive film footage has been researched and selected for digitisation by HEART working closely with the UEA’s East Anglian Film Archive. Rouen based screen agency, Pole Image have worked similarly with the archive of the Mémoire Audiovisuelle of Upper Normandy. As part of the cross-channel project, the 1960s mobile cinema, restored and renovated to screen digital film, will tour Upper Normandy in May to present its archive films to audiences in a number of locations including Le Havre, Deauville, Gisors and Rouen.

One of the aims of the Archive Alive tour is to promote the website www.archivealive.org which showcases hundreds of digitised archive films from across East Anglia. It also features a selection of archive films from Upper Normandy with the opportunity to compare and contrast our social history on both sides of the channel.  

Jane Jarvis, Digital Heritage’s Project Manager said: “The ‘Archive Alive’ tour is a great way to help spread the word about what a fantastic resource archive film is. With more of these unique images now available online they can be viewed to enhance our learning and understanding of our region and the way we used to live. We are very much looking forward to setting off on the vintage mobile cinema to promote these great films and our new website archivealive.org via such a unique and authentic platform. We hope lots of people, of all ages, will come aboard and enjoy bringing the archive alive.”

For further information on the tour itinerary, locations and timings please visit www.archivealive.org

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