Sunday 9th October 2011, 6-7.30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Join Tales of Things for a night of films from the Scottish Screen Archive with a twist. To celebrate BBC2’s Reel History of Britain programme we will be carrying out a variety of memory capturing events at the National Museum of Scotland. These memories will then be mixed live by a DJ over the archive films creating an orchestra of voices and stories at Inspace. It promises to be a unique experience and giving you the chance to feature in your own film!
Films (all courtesy of the Scottish Screen Archive):
A Cruise to St Kilda (1929).
Scenes of life in St Kilda from 1929.
Birth of a Sewing Machine (1934).
The manufacturing processes involved in making a Singer sewing machine at Clydebank, Glasgow.
Housewives of Tomorrow (1951).
Domestic Science- as taught in a Glasgow School, showing the girls how to be good housewives.
Young in Heart (1963).
Film showing the making of the Hillman Imp motorcar known as the 'Scottish car'.
Songs of Scotland (1963).
Hamish Henderson singing one of his songs in a local Edinburgh pub.
Cumbernauld, Town for Tomorrow (1970).
Film about the New Town of Cumbernauld showing the optimism surrounding it at the time.
In the National Museum of Scotland you will find that a variety of objects which have been tagged with a Tales of Things QR code. Each of these codes, when scanned with a smartphone, links to extra content about the object including archive films and photographs.
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