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The sight and sounds of Asia take over the Midlands Arts Centre at Edgbaston.
Magazine and Review show 1980 5 mins
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At Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham the Midlands Arts Centre reverberates to the sounds of Asian music and dance. A group of young people are taking their first tentative steps in learning Bharathanatiyam dance whilst the renowned Tara Arts group has taken over the main stage to rehearse a play about the Raj. The Asian Arts Action Group is behind the event that showcases Asian culture in the Midlands.
South Asian Britain on Film
The Bradford Godfather
1976 49 mins Location: Bradford
Meet Mohamed Fazal Hussain, elder statesman and all-round Mr Fixit of Bradford's Muslim community, and a film mogul in the making...
Sri Lankan Kandyan Dance Troop at Sidmouth
News 1980 2 mins Location: Sidmouth
A Sri Lankan dance troop enthrals folk festival goers.
Lord Mayor at Asian "Do" at St. George's Hall
Non-Fiction 1972 0 mins Silent Location: Bradford
Quite possibly the first Indian concert to be put on in a theatre in Bradford, with striking classical Indian dancing and musical instruments.
Indian 11th Republic Day Celebrations at Leicester
News 1959 1 mins Silent Location: Leicester
Samosas sit alongside sandwiches as India's Republic Day is celebrated in fine style in Leicester.
News 1976 4 mins Location: Peterborough
Peterborough's Playbus offers a fun and welcoming space for ethnic minority families to improve their English language skills.
Asian Cultural Centre opens in Peterborough
News 1980 2 mins Location: Peterborough
Isolation can be a problem for South Asians, especially for women. A new cultural centre in Peterborough is hoping to change that.
Public Information Filler 1969 14 mins Location: Edgbaston
The original MAC Daddy; profile of Midland Arts Centre founder-director John English
Easter Holiday Activities
Non-Fiction 1957 6 mins Silent Location: Birmingham
Out and about across the Midlands to see what people do with their Easter Monday holiday. Spring is in the air with time for swimming, funfairs and a good honest pint.
Non-Fiction 1974 3 mins Location: Edgbaston
The historic landmark of Edgbaston Waterworks, a memorial to Victorian innovation in Birmingham, is under threat. Redundant industrial eyesore or work of art?
Documentary 1960 26 mins Location: Edgbaston
Edgbaston in Birmingham is an area of decaying Victoriana but can its 'charm and dignity' survive a redevelopment that will bring in 20,000 more residents?
Protest Outside Edgbaston
Non-Fiction 1971 3 mins Location: Edgbaston
Do politics and cricket mix? Tense scenes in Edgbaston as the Pakistani flag is burnt by protestors incensed by the on-going civil war in their country.
Torture and Pleasure
Current affairs 1980 5 mins Location: Thurlestone
Gerald Haycock embarks on a torture and pleasure weekend and goes from reward-based hard exercise to eating and drinking.
Current affairs 1968 4 mins Location: Nettlecombe
Estate once owned by the father of King Harold, Godwin has never been bought or sold.
Charm Hostess and Mannequin School
Current affairs 1965 6 mins Location: Exeter
Women are put through their deportment paces and all in the name of etiquette.
Current affairs 1969 3 mins Location: Perranporth
Andy Price checks out how to make your own surfboard.
Hafod-y-Ddôl Grammar School, Nantyglo: sports, science and snow
Home movie 1960 8 mins Silent Location: Nantyglo
The sun shines on the school sports, ensuring good trade for the ice-cream vendor; in winter it makes the snow that halts train and car sparkle.
Whirlwinds at RAF St Mawgan
Current affairs 1962 3 mins Location: St Mawgan
RAF 22 Squadron provides air-sea rescue for the South West with new HAR 10 Whirlwind helicopters.
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