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St Ives and Early Film History: The Barnes Brothers

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With kind permission by St Ives Archive.

Learn about the history of the Barnes brothers and their importance to early cinema

Hear this discussion with Tony Grisoni, award winning scriptwriter for film and TV and Janet Axten, of St Ives Archive and local historian; and Dr Frank Gray, Director of the School of Art and Media's Film Office and University of Brighton and founder of Screen Archive South East and Cinecity, the Brighton Film Festival.

They will invite audiences to participate live in the event to contribute to the knowledge about this fascinating local history.

This event includes BSL interpretation.

With kind thanks to St Ives Archive for image permission and research, and Screen Archive South East who hold the original films and key aspects of the John and William Barnes Collection.

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Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG
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Date & Time

22 October 2021 at 18.30–20.00