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The Queen in Suffolk
Flag-waving and fanfare in the warm July sunshine for the Silver Jubilee visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to Ipswich and Felixstowe.
Sponsored film 1977 19 mins
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From early in the morning on July 11th 1977, patriotic revellers from all parts of Suffolk gather in Ipswich, entertained by Morris Dancers and a live concert performance, awaiting the arrival of Her Majesty the Queen. The royal cavalcade make their way to Tavern Street to rapturous applause, then complete a tour that includes a specially commissioned performance composed by Benjamin Britten, and ends with boarding the Royal Yacht Britannia at Felixstowe.
Queen Elizabeth II
Amateur film 1965 11 mins Location: Bearsden
The Queen and Prince Philip enjoy a day out in the Glasgow suburbs in this sumptuous 1960s amateur film, complete with pipe band, flag-waving schoolchildren and very big hats.
Documentary 1956 13 mins Location: Leith
Colourful commemoration of Royal Yacht Britannia's majestic visit to Leith in 1956, courtesy of Messrs Joseph and J Arthur Rank.
Non-Fiction 1955 11 mins Silent Location: Stranraer
Visit Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, with a Royal accompaniment as the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit in 1955, enjoying an agricultural show and pageant along the way.
Industry sponsored film 1962 17 mins Location: Llanwern
The most modern, integrated steel works in Europe are at Llanwern, Newport, and they are opened on this “great day” (26/10/1962) by the Queen who is visiting with Prince Philip.
Amateur film 1965 3 mins Silent Location: Leith
The Queen and Prince Philip arrive in style on the splendid Royal Yacht Britannia to open the 10th Edinburgh International Festival in a glorious amateur film from the 1960s.
Amateur film 1953 2 mins Silent Location: Stormont
An unforgettable day for Lady Wakehurst as the glamorous new monarch delights the crowds at Stormont
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Silent Location: Pulham Market
Pancake tossing around the village green, slow bicycle races, five-a-side football, obstacle courses, relay races, and British Bulldogs.
Amateur film 1965 3 mins Silent Location: Ipswich
Hold on to your seat for this dizzying ride from Ipswich to Felixstowe, and mistreatment of a fare-dodger – clearly not company policy!
School programme and Educational film 1981 15 mins Location: Trimley St Martin
A Suffolk school class adventure into Ipswich turns out to be a road safety lesson in this light-hearted film with a Green Cross Code message.
Industry sponsored film 1961 25 mins Location: Ipswich
Company history of Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, agricultural machinery manufacturers of Ipswich
A Century of Transport: From Horse Tram to Atlantean A Century of Transport: From Horse Tram to Atlantean
School programme and Educational film 1980 18 mins Location: Ipswich
The history of horse drawn and electric trams, trolley buses and motor buses carrying passengers around Ipswich.
Non-Fiction 1937 7 mins Location: Ipswich
It’s celebration time in Ipswich on the day of the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
Short documentary 2021 5 mins
Film & TV Critic Hanna Flint introduces The Arbor and reflects on how Clio Barnard's debut feature fuses documentary and fictional elements in an innovative way.
Drama 2018 7 mins
Khwaaish or 'Desire' is an Indian short film that glimpses into the life of one man’s longing to find a same-sex companion, in a city that refuses to accept LGBTQIA+ people.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2015 5 mins
Beautifully animated short film about a boy's feelings of love for another boy – his best friend.
Romance 2017 15 mins
A first-of-its-kind silent LGBTQ short film set in India, Sisak makes waves before the visuals of this film hit the shore.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 12 mins
Lalit decides to come out to his parents at dinner. Seeking acceptance, he cooks his father’s favourite fish curry.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2015 5 mins
A British Indian woman and her father discuss their opposing views on family and sexuality in this beautifully moving, visually striking 2D animated short film.
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