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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A new type of shop appears on the high street: Indian sweets have arrived in Birmingham.
News 1979 4 mins
From the collection of:
Reporter Tony Maycock is unwisely allowed behind the counter of the Sheeren Kada sweet centre at Moseley in Birmingham. It's not a pretty sight as he helps himself to the wide variety of sweet treats on offer. Maycock walks all over the cultural meanings behind some of the sweets like a school boy let loose in, well, a sweet shop. With hands and face stuffed he appears to be in favour although you'll be wishing he didn't keep saying he was going to be sick.
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...
A Love Supreme
2000 10 mins
A homage to the director's mother, mistress of the art of making samosas
Lord Mayor at Asian "Do" at St. George's Hall
Non-Fiction 1972 0 mins 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 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.
Chief Rabbi Visits Birmingham
News 1967 1 mins Location: Moseley
A big day for pupils at King David School in Birmingham when the Chief Rabbi pays a visits.
Current affairs 1978 9 mins Location: West Bromwich
The UK's immigration laws have prevented Dara Singh from seeing his family for a decade. His is one of many sad stories...
Workers Leaving Bamford's Works, Moseley (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Location: Moseley
The all-male workforce heads home from a factory in Victorian Birmingham.
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Shiraz: A Romance of India
Historical drama 1928 106 mins
This epic silent film, telling the ravishing, romantic story behind the Taj Mahal, has been newly restored with a sumptuous new score from Anoushka Shankar.
Building the 3rd Orpington Boy Scout Group Headquarters
Amateur film 1965 9 mins Location: Orpington
Follow construction of the new Scout Hall, from breaking ground to the finishing touch - the mounting of a moose head!
National Scoutcar Racing in Brighton
Amateur film 1967 3 mins Location: Brighton
Homemade go-karts of all colours, shapes and sizes can be seen haring along Madeira Drive in Brighton, as Scouts compete for first place.
Cyril Visits Lesney Farm Allotment and Pubs in Erith
Amateur film 1982 2 mins Location: Erith
Two classic masculine pastimes from the 1970s - allotments and pubs.
Fete at Erith
Amateur film 1979 3 mins Location: Erith
Looking down on Erith fete and across the river to East London.