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See the British Council Archive Collection at HistoryShop

  • 'Picture Paper' (1946) from the British Council's own collection

'Picture Paper' (1946) from the British Council's own collection

3-12 August 2011 | Meanwhile Space pop-up shop, Exmouth Market.

HistoryShop, a brand new pop-up in London's Exmouth Market, gives a chance for anyone to come in and see key films from the British Council's rarely seen archive of films.

A significant collection, the British Council Archive Films give a fascinating snapshot of British life in their own right offering a snapshot of the UK’s cultural, industrial and political heritage.  However - you're invited not just to watch them but  create your own "mash-ups" as Time/Image, an organisation that works with digital film archives will help you use Final Cut edit facilities, record your responses and oral histories, and attempt to crowd-source a new documentary - 'London 2011'.  (Time/Image is currently are working on a project to digitise up to 100 films from the British Council’s archive currently held at the BFI).  

With the whole project curated by New Deal of the Mind, this is a great chance for the public to actively get involved with history & heritage, simply by dropping in and out as a break from shopping on the street.

For more information on HistoryShop check out New Deal of the Mind at:

Or for Time/Image own programme see:

HistoryShop is open 3-12 August from 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-4pm, closed on Sunday.