Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Life and Times of Our Region on Film; Stunning Movie Footage of Long-Gone Tyneside Will Be on Display at a Three-Day Event, Newcastle on Film

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Life and Times of Our Region on Film; Stunning Movie Footage of Long-Gone Tyneside Will Be on Display at a Three-Day Event, Newcastle on Film

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IF you live in, work, know and love Newcastle then don't miss the opportunity to be part of the upcoming Newcastle on Film events at Tyneside Cinema between December 6 and 8. From the building of the new Tyne Bridge to the bustling Quayside Market, shipbuilding success stories to Saturday nights out at the Majestic, Newcastle on Film will take you on an amazing journey through the decades.

The largely unseen footage - spanning over a century - captures the sights, sounds, faces, places, changing landscapes and industries, great events and everyday lives of people in Newcastle - all revealed through the work of the North East Film Archive.

Graham Relton, North East Film Archive manager said: "These 'Newcastle on Film' events are a great chance for the people of Newcastle to see themselves and their city reflected on film - how we went to work, how we spent our leisure time, how Newcastle has grown and changed over the last 100 years. The biggest challenge to curating the screenings has been what to leave out!

"The journey begins in the earliest days of filmmaking - in 1901 the Newcastle Fire Brigade turned out - but where are they? That's for the audience to tell us!" Shortly after that, thanks to the British Film Institute, we have scenes from a Suffragette demonstration at Newcastle in 1909, followed by rare early footage of The Hoppings on the Town Moor, and highlights from the Newcastle Amateur Cinematographers Association collection.

But it's not all about the early years of the last century. Newcastle on Film speeds us through the 1950s when the Magpies returned with the FA Cup, and when, for families of the time, a classic day out was going to the beach at Whitley Bay.

There are also Newcastle nightclubs in the 1960s and 70s, and by the 1980s people's journeys into work were changing with the arrival of the Metro.

Throw in some classic Tyne Tees news pieces featuring famous faces - and there is guaranteed to be something for everyone who loves Newcastle, including a lesson in how to 'Larn Yersel Geordie. …

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