Sunday, August 18, 2013

Alhambra Centenary

As you may be aware, the Alhambra is celebrating its centenary next year - 100 years of continuous screenings - and we, along with Tom, are planning a celebration of that milestone as part of the Festival next February.

As part of that celebration we are conducting an oral history project to record peoples' memories of the Alhambra over each of its 11 decades of operation. We'd like to know what people saw, who they went with and the impact that had on them, set alongside events in Keswick and the wider world at the time.

Maybe you went with your boy/girlfriend (perhaps you didn't watch the film at all), saw a newsreel of a particular event or a film that triggered a lifelong fascination with film, its star or its genre.

The aim is to turn the results into a short film or failing that, an exhibition to be shown at the Festival. If you have a particular memory of the Alhambra, we'd really appreciate you recording it on this document (doc or pdf) and sending it back to the e-mail address on the form.

We are being assisted in this process by Helen Hutchinson and Heather Tipler and we are fortunate to have and and grateful for, financial support from the Lake District Communities Fund and Keswick Town Council. Many thanks - further details of the centenary celebrations will emerge over the months ahead.