The Cinema Museum, London

Home Movie Day London 2013, including The Home Movies of Benjamin Britten

Sat 19 Oct 2013 @ 11:00 - 17.00 · Events

The annual event celebrating amateur film returns. Bring any film on 9.5 mm, super 8, 8 mm or 16 mm for a free examination by a professional film archivist followed by projection on the big screen.

There’s no appointment necessary, and you don’t need to bring in films in order to enjoy the day. Just come along and you can win prizes with Home Movie Bingo, watch special screenings (see below) and eat homemade cookies and cakes.

13.00-13.30 The Home Movies of Benjamin Britten

This year Home Movie Day London is delighted to join the Benjamin Britten centenary celebrations with a special screening of Britten’s home movies. As one of the twentieth century’s greatest composers, Britten also made a remarkable contribution to film with his work for the GPO Film Unit. His home movies provide a rare glimpse into the home life he shared with his partner and professional collaborator, the tenor Peter Pears. The films date from 1939 to 1978, when a plaque commemorating Britten was unveiled in Aldeburgh.

The films are courtesy of the Britten-Pears Foundation and BFI National Archive.


Free entry