Moving North: Rural Northumberland

Moving North: Rural Northumberland

Come and join us for a new touring programme of film screenings and events showing Britain on Film at its very best with archive footage from across the decades revealing the people, the places, crafts and traditions, and beautiful landscapes of Rural Northumberland that have been captured on film over the past one hundred years. Presented by the North East Film Archive in partnership with Film Hub North and Cine North, the films will include examples from the film pioneers of the early 1900’s capturing the breath-taking scenery on film for the first time, to local film makers recording farming life through the seasons, village events and country shows, home movies of family holidays, and television programmes with some very familiar faces from the region.


Queens Hall – 8th September – 7:30pm




Queens Hall, Beaumont St, Hexham NE46 3LS

With much of the footage newly digitised as part of the BFI’s Britain on Film project, the ‘Hexham on Film’ screening weaves together a wealth of re-discovered archive footage, featuring familiar faces and places in and around Hexham. Travel with author Hunter Davies in the shadow of the Roman soldiers who built Hadrian’s Wall, and follow the Randall family as they relocate to Hexham from the south in a 1970s promotional film ‘Northumberland – A New Life’. English actress and star of stage and cinema, Flora Robson, takes us on a nostalgic travelogue down the Tyne whilst downstream at a more meditative pace ‘A Kind of Heaven’ celebrates ‘a pastime practised as a mystical art’… fishing!

Come and join us to watch a remarkable mix of archive footage about the people and places we know so well – and perhaps the clips of a bustling market day in Hexham in the 1960s might reveal friends, family, or maybe even yourself, captured on film!