After four exhibitions, one immersive installation, a museum display and two amazing nights of film and performances Our Screen Heritage’s series of public events in Margate and Folkestone have come to an end!
This mammoth undertaking was made possible by our dedicated volunteers and Margate and Folkestone Pride. There work, alongside the work of Margate and Folkestone Pride meant that SASE now has a wealth of new footage about queer life in these communities.
So what’s next for Our Screen Heritage?
With six months remaining of the Our Screen Heritage project, Screen Archive South East will be working with OSH volunteers and Margate and Folkestone Pride to ensure that all the films they created and sourced are accurately recorded in the archive’s collection. SASE will ensure that the voices of LGBTQIA+ communities and filmmakers are heard in the process, making sure that SASE records reflect the community accurately and in their words.
SASE will then make a selection of this footage publicly available on the Screen Archive South East website.
Meanwhile, back at its home institution of the University of Brighton, SASE will be working with students to implement the learning from Margate and Folkestone to inform further cataloguing.
As well as this, we’ll also be planning for LGBTQ+ History Month in February. Whilst this series of events might be over, there’s still lots of exciting things to come so do stay tuned for what comes next for Our Screen Heritage! And as ever, our search for film is ongoing so if you have any films of queer life in the South East head on over to our ‘submit‘ page to find out more!