Moving History – Berkshire

MOVING HISTORY – RURAL SOUTH EAST – BERKSHIRE

Compilations of films showing our changing rural landscape will be shown over a number of days at two County Shows in the South East, at the Hop Farming exhibition at the Kent History & Library Centre and at ‘Our Country Lives’ exhibition at the Museum of English Rural Life.

Events

Museum of English Rural Life

September-October

The Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, Berkshire has embarked on ‘Our Country Lives’, an HLF-funded redevelopment project that will engage a new generation with rural heritage through new, themed displays, innovative interpretation and an exciting programme of activities. Following the new galleries re-opening in the summer, MERL will host a regional launch event for BoF Rural in the autumn. Showing films from Wessex Film and Sound Archive, Screen Archive South East and the MERL collections to be complemented by a display from MERL. After the launch event, throughout September/October 2016, selected edited films from Britain on Film Rural will then be made available to visitors in the Forces for Change Gallery which includes a screen viewing area.