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Memories of Cinema-going in 1960s London (31 May)

Phoenix Cinema, 2pm Sunday 31 May 2015

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Please note that there will be no adverts or trailers prior to screening(s) of this programme. The programme will start at the time listed.

We're delighted to welcome Dr Emma Pett of University College London for this illustrated talk. 

Cinemas offered significant social and cultural spaces for movie-goers of 1960s Britain. They provided childcare (at Saturday matinee performances), meeting places for families and friends, and venues for pop concerts, wrestling matches and, occasionally, political rallies. In this talk Dr Pett will explore the findings generated by the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) project “Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s.” Drawing on questionnaire responses and interviews conducted with British Asian and Caribbean communities located across London, Dr Pett will also explore how the diasporic communities of post-war Britain, often displaced by political and cultural forces beyond their control, established new film-going cultures and social practices in the unfamiliar terrain of 1960s London.