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See and hear one of the capital's most historic carnivals in this colourful record of the Hanwell Carnival.
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Believed to be one of the oldest running Carnivals in London, Hanwell Carnival was first initiated in 1898 in order to raise funds for Cottage Hospital, now Ealing Hospital. The location of the carnival varied throughout the years; this edition sees the procession, made up of local community groups, finishing at Elthorne Park, where there's fun and games as well as an opportunity to win a Mini.
Amateur film 1989 6 mins Location: Barnet
Relive over 70 years of film making as the BBC throws open its doors at Ealing Studios for a nostalgic exhibition which features cameras, actors, jazzy wigs and a Dalek
Amateur film 1969 13 mins Silent Location: Ealing
May Day pageantry at Hobbayne School
Charity appeal 1924 7 mins Silent Location: Ealing
It's National Baby Week and infants in varied moods are wheeled into a welfare centre in Ealing for examination.
Drama 1915 37 mins Silent Location: Ealing
A lurid temperance tale warning of the evils of wicked women and the demon drink.
Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Drama 2023 2 mins
A group of young Black boys run into a building. One of them is about to do the unimaginable.
Romance 2023 2 mins
A queercore romance - a visceral and immersive exploration of the power of the mosh pit and finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.
Comedy 2023 2 mins
En-route to her hen weekend, bride-to-be Faye kills the vibe with a bombshell confession.
Documentary 2023 2 mins
An insight into Daytimers, the South Asian DJ collective that are breaking new ground in Britain.