National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales preserves and celebrates the sound and moving image heritage of Wales, making it accessible to a wide range of users for enjoyment and learning. Its film collection reflects every aspect of the nation’s social, cultural and working life across the 20th century, giving a fascinating insight into Welsh filmmaking, both amateur and professional.
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Tiger Bay and The Rainbow Club - II
Cardiff's Shirley Bassey, seen here as a member of The Rainbow Club, established to promote the performing arts amongst Tiger Bay children, found the crock of gold!
Home movie 1960 65 mins Silent
From the collection of:
Donald Houston, Jimmy Lloyd, Bruce Forsyth, Danny Kaye, Cliff Jones, the Queen - they all came to Tiger Bay on different occasions and were recorded on film. Shirley Bassey, seen here as a young resident of the area, would have met most of them via her membership of The Rainbow Club, an organisation established in the Cardiff docks area, under the patronage of HMS Tiger and TWW [Television Wales & West], to promote children's participation in the performing arts.
Malcolm Capener, Roath-based proprietor of the Welsh Travel Company, Bute Street, Cardiff, was Chair and Secretary of "South Wales Films", a film-making club for amateurs. He shot footage of Tiger Bay (part of Butetown), recording both the activities of The Rainbow Club and the varied range of cultural festivities and events that took place there over a period of years. Tiger Bay was renowned as an ethnically diverse area of the docks, home to people whose origins spanned the globe and who had established a successful, integrated society.
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1976 4 mins
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Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
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Mahatma Gandhi's arrival in England for the second India Round Table Conference at St James's Palace
After Many a Summer - the changing face of Tiger Bay After Many a Summer - the changing face of Tiger Bay
Documentary 1968 24 mins Location: Butetown
An area of terraced housing in Cardiff, condemned as a slum, is demolished and replaced with tower blocks. The traditional social arena – the street – is lost.
Home movie 1960 39 mins Silent Location: Butetown
Tiger Bay in Cardiff's docks area: a successful, multi-cultural community, providing a variety of activities, but which is threatened by 'slum' clearance.
Amateur film 1972 12 mins Location: Splott
A taste of freedom: children in the Splott, Butetown and Grangetown areas of Cardiff get a chance to play, explore and invent in the city’s experimental adventure playgrounds.
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