The Creative Exchange Launchpad Event (16/05/12)

On Wednesday we went to the Creative Exchange launchpad event at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. I’ll start by saying that MOSI was a great venue, and looked like a really interesting museum – I was quite disappointed that I didn’t have time to look round it. The event was, in a word, good. I made eight pages of scrawled notes, … Read More

HERE WE GO AGAIN #2: Wrecked Passenger Ships of the Last Century

Many of last week’s news articles were focused on the surprising and lamentable Costa Concordia shipwreck. As such, this issue of HERE WE GO AGAIN looks at five tragic shipwrecks over the last hundred years, illustrated with contemporary archive material.

Famous Names from the British Council Archive Collection

Just in case you missed it on our wikispaces site for the British Council Archive Films, here is the text from our page on the famous names behind so many of these great films: A part of what makes this collection of films so exceptional is the high production quality. This was made possible by the scores of directors, producers, … Read More

Here We Go Again #1: A History of Union Strikes

Welcome to the first edition of HERE WE GO AGAIN brought to you by TIME/IMAGE. In this series, we intend to pick out some of the bigger or more interesting current news events, and provide a history of similar events that have happened in past, using only freely-available online resources. It’s well known that by understanding the events of the past that … Read More


We have just uploaded re-scanned, higher quality versions the Films of Britain booklet series. We are also delighted to include the 1944-45 edition that eluded us last time. Please click on the thumbnails above to virtually flick through the pages of each one, or see the Films of Britain page for more background information.

LIFF25 Thank you!

We just want to say a big thank you to LIFF25, Leeds Town Hall and most importantly everyone who showed up for the screening. We were really made up with the turn out, really appreciated the feedback (please feel free to leave any comments below) and look forward to do more screenings like this in future. And be sure to … Read More

British Council films on The Reel History of Britain – a BFI/BBC co-production

If you haven’t already discovered the BFI’s new beta site, their main feature ‘The Reel History of Britain’ contains over 100 full length films of 20th life in Britain free to watch online. You can find out more about the project here. Among this marvellous collection are three films from the British Council Collection…