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Mitchell and Kenyon Films

promo223214454_2-1024x704Image from- Leeds lifeboat procession and sports at Roundhay Park 1901, filmed by Mitchell and Kenyon

May 31 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Holbeck Underground Ballroom

Tickets will be “Pay What You Decide” but you must reserve a seat. The screening is part of a weekend of free activities at Holbeck Underground Ballroom

Professor Vanessa Toulmin takes you on a filmic tour of Edwardian Leeds with live piano accompaniment presenting pioneering films of showmen Mitchell & Kenyon.

In the early 1900s, the Blackburn-based Mitchell & Kenyon film company was a pioneer of early commercial movies. Mitchell and Kenyon’s association with travelling showmen first occurred in April 1899, when George Green commissioned them to film workers leaving local factories in Blackburn to be shown at the Easter fair. The company continued to film scenes of local interest, including factory gate films, sporting events, processions and phantom rides through town centres in the North of England to be subsequently shown at travelling fairgrounds around the region.

Featuring live piano accompaniment, this programme showcases some of their finest early documentaries.

There is a very limited capacity so to reserve a ticket please email boxoffice@slunglow.org with the number of tickets you wish to reserve and a contact telephone number.

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