Mitchell & Kenyon in Leeds – presented by Prof. Vanessa Toulmin
Join Professor Vanessa Toulmin on a filmic tour of Leeds at the turn of the twentieth century.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of tickets you wish to reserve and a contact telephone number.
Tickets will be “Pay What You Decide” which means you will pay the company AFTER the show.
With thanks to the National Fairground Archive, Sheffield and the BFI