BFI Mediatheque on Tour
In homage to the touring picture shows of the past, community groups, film societies, membership organisations and cinemas around the country can now access curated programmes offering insights into Britain and Britons during the 20th century, drawn from the new BFI Mediatheque. The appetite for social-history on film has been demonstrated in recent years by the huge success of the BBC/BFI Mitchell and Kenyon and Friese Greene collaborations. The Independent Cinema Office is delighted to make available touring programmes of highlights from the Mediatheque.
There are currently five BFI Mediatheques, the original at BFI Southbank, one at the QUAD in Derby, one at the Central Library in Cambridge, one at the Wrexham Library and one at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle. Two other BFI Mediatheques are planned to open in Birmingham and Manchester by 2013.