Saturday 13th January
FILM SHOW with Keith Bullock
The first of our film shows in 2018 is being presented by Keith Bullock who will be showing us some more of his fabulous collection of 16mm films. A lot of these are films produced by the British Transport Film Unit and cover most forms of transport, including canals, shipping, buses, road and railways. Most of his collection comprise the lesser known films produced by the Unit, some of which were training films of the 1950s and 1960s which show an era prior to the very health and safety conscious practices of today. Keith also has some other 16mm transport films which he will bring with him too. If you are into nostalgia and remember the 1940s (unlikely), 50s and 60s, even perhaps a little of the 1970s, then you will be assured an evening of pure entertainment. The show starts at 7.30pm, but the museum will be open all day before that, so you can come and have an early bite to eat or drink first. The show will end between 10.00pm and 10.15pm.
Saturday 27th January
FILM SHOW with Avril and Chris Rowlands
Back in the early 1980s, the Severn Valley Railway was used for filming eight episodes of a series called God's Wonderful Railway. The filming took place largely at Highley and Arley and traced the lives of a family of railway workers, and indeed the history of the Severn Valley line from its construction to after the Second World War. Avril wrote the stories and both she and Chris, who was a film editor at the time, worked for the BBC. Great attention was paid to historical accuracy, and it has been a source of some regret that if you did not see the original series shown on BBC TV in the 1980s, then you would not have had a chance until now to do so. At long last a DVD set is available of the series, and Avril and Chris will be taking us through a lot of the background work involved in the filming of this series, and also showing excerpts from all the episodes. If you are interested in film making, railway history or even the Severn Valley Railway, then you will be fascinated by this evening's show. The show starts at 7.30pm, but the museum will be open all day before that, so you can come and have an early bite to eat or drink first. The show will end between 10.00pm and 10.15pm. If you enjoy the evening so much, there will be copies of the DVDs available, and Avril and Chris might even be persuaded to sign them for you if you should so wish.
We are hosting three exhibitions in 2018
9th June to 24th June
Gerald Broom GRA will be putting on an exhibition of his paintings to coincide with the launch of his book. More details to come.
4th August to 19th August
An exhibition of photographs to commemorate 50 years since the end of scheduled steam services on British Railways. This exhibition will be combined with the launch of a new book by Colin T Gifford, and also several other events involving a special timetable on the Severn Valley Railway. More details to come.
25th August to September 30th
An exhibition of paintings by the Guild of Railway Artists, the popular event which is back at Kidderminster in 2018. Most of the top artists in the country will have paintings on display and most of them will be for sale. More details to come.
The dates for the remaining shows are (details to be announced shortly)
January 13th and 27th
February 10th and 24th
March 3rd and 17th
Museum photos on the road
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