This year's Heritage Open Days programme is the most diverse yet, but with HEART's acquisition of the Digital Heritage Project, bringing archive alive on screen, online and on mobile, it now features a whole new array of event possibilities.
In a Heritage Open Days first, Digital Heritage presents secret cinema events, exclusively announced online during Heritage Open Days.
On Saturday 10th September, Norwich Arts Centre hosts secret screenings of 'Pleasure of Leisure' in their bar area, bringing the region's heritage to the walls of this incredible venue, housed in and around St Swithin's Church on St Benedict's Street.
This stunning collection of archive film from the East Anglian Film Archive explores the pastimes and hobbies enjoyed in East Anglia throughout the last century and is available to see between 10am and 4pm.
Also on Saturday between 10am and 4pm, Digital Heritage, in collaboration with Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and the Norfolk Food Festival, will screen archive footage in the Castle Rotunda.
Complementing the food festival, a film called 'Bon Appétit,' an appetising menu of amateur and professional archive films all about food from the past. This collation is drawn from Upper Normandy and the East of England. On the menu, French bread and traditional butter, Cambridgeshire jam Neufchatel cheese, oysters, cockles and other shellfish, eels from the fens and Essex coast - all washed down with Suffolk beer or refreshing Normandy cider - delicious viewing!
This film is also available on Sunday in the Castle Rotunda, between 1pm and 5pm.
Finally, Cinema City in Norwich are screening a selection of Digital Heritage's footage in their Dining Rooms and bar. The perfect accompaniment to your food and drinks.
These events mark the first of many pop-up screenings from Digital Heritage, whose goal it is to make archive film from the East Anglian Film Archive more accessible across the region.
For more information, visit www.heritagecity.org/digitalheritage
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