Expired May 30, 2021 3:00 PM
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Although many libraries and collections have been closed for the past year, heritage never sleeps... This afternoon's event is a chance to enjoy the fruits of two Midlands archive projects.

2pm: Adventures with Archives: Hidden Treasures

During the 2020 and 2021 lockdowns young and emerging creatives have been working with Shropshire-based MediaActive Projects' Adventures with Archives programme, exploring new approaches to archive film exhibition. Their process has involved curating and repurposing archive footage for contemporary audiences by creating new soundtracks, new narratives, new experiences. Working alongside archivists, curators, musicians, writers and filmmakers, they creatively responded to a wealth of archive film, including content from the Midlands’ regional film archive MACE, the British Council Film Collection and project partner Flicks in the Sticks. Curated by Max Allwood from MediaActive.

To find out more about Adventures with Archives contact richard@mediaactive.org

3pm: 2 Visions 2 Legacies

Work-in-progress screening of a new short film combining archives, animation and newly recorded interviews, part of a heritage project around the Jewellery Quarter's two iconic cemeteries at Key Hill and Warstone Lane. Drawing on a diverse range of narratives and voices, 2 Visions 2 Legacies investigates the lives of Joseph Chamberlain, the British politician and mayor of Birmingham, and Warrulan, a young Aboriginal Australian who came to Britain in 1844. The film draws out the ways in which both figures were connected with the Jewellery Quarter and wider legacies across Birmingham and the world. Followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker Scott Johnston and the project co-curators. Further information: https://th.jewelleryquarter.net/2visions2legacies/