The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
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Flower Power Interview
Psychedelic freakouts in Cheltenham?
News 1967 2 mins
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Right in the middle of 1967's Summer of Love, Gwyn Richards finds a hippie in that most gentile of towns: Cheltenham. It may be the birth place of Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones but Cheltenham was more usually associated with retired colonels and aging spinsters. We're not sure how committed to the hippie cause this unnamed interviewee is as he admits to probably going back to the 'greaser' fashion when the hippie craze fades away.
Advert 1968 2 mins
Far-out guys and groovy gals drop doses of good strong coffee in this psychedelic 1968 ad for the hot black stuff.
News 1971 5 mins Location: Glastonbury
Glastonbury ley lines for iconic pyramid stage to heighten a festival-goer’s experience
Promotional 2016 1 mins
Anarchy in the UK… This rare footage presents a short blast of the punk energy that took over the streets of Britain in the late 1970s.
News 1968 2 mins Location: Truro
The Women’s Liberation movement’s burn your bra campaign hits Truro.
Drama 1979 24 mins Location: London
Nerdy teenage mummy's boy David dreams of wowing the girls with his disco dance moves - but alas he was born with two left feet.
Amateur film 1929 8 mins Location: Ham Spray Ho
The wilder fringes of the Bloomsbury Group are exposed in this dark amateur film starring Dora Carrington.
News 1977 3 mins Location: Cheltenham
The Cheltenham grocers where time stood still.
Tanatside Pony Club - Cheltenham and Maesmawr Hall - 1966 Tanatside Pony Club - Cheltenham and Maesmawr Hall - 1966
School programme and Educational film 1966 11 mins Silent Location: Maesmawr Hall
The Tanatside Pony Club’s mounted games team practise in b&w at the Trant farm Maesmawr Hall, Welshpool, and compete in colour at Cheltenham.
Documentary 1953 38 mins Location: Cheltenham
A typical term at the Cheltenham Ladies' College, as filmed by members of staff.
Non-Fiction 1965 10 mins Location: Cheltenham
Is Cheltenham really "a place to pass the time before you pass out?" Is a lack of facilities causing tensions between mods and rockers who should be out enjoying the countryside?
Travelogue 1930 9 mins Location: Cheddar Gorge
A stencil-coloured journey through gorgeous gorges, picturesque villages and spa town pomp in this West Country travelogue made circa 1930.
Documentary 1953 27 mins Location: London
Speeding round Britain by bike: taking in the scenery in a 1,600-mile competitive tour.
Drama 2019 26 mins
Arkita believes herself to be be modern, liberal and independent. An unprecedented encounter with a transgender sex worker questions her beliefs.
National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001 National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001
Sponsored film 2001 19 mins
Martin Gorham presents a video update to his staff, outlining some of his department's past achievements and upcoming challenges.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2020 10 mins
In a madcap musical, a 'cat'-stronaut travels the galaxy looking for the meaning of life and encounters a space pup eager to help.
2003 1 mins
A longer version of the famously icky anti-smoking promo in which cigarettes ooze fat.
Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
“If you care, show it” - is the message to encourage voting in the Scottish elections, long before the galvanising independence referendum of 2014.
Short documentary 2021 4 mins
A South Asian gaze on representation, inequality and discrimination in UK film and TV, set against the backdrop of the casting room.