Box of Light Weekend
25th October 2013 - 27th October 2013
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham
Before the days of film, the magic lantern was an important source of entertainment, using glass slides to create moving images and visual tricks. Birmingham played a key role in this pre-cinema world, producing thousands of lanterns for export, leading to the birth of the flipbook, and eventually the cinema.
The Library boasts a hefty archive of 60,000 lantern slides, and to coincide with the Magic Lantern Society’s annual conference in Birmingham, Flatpack Festival presents Box of Light, a Weekend full of events, workshops and activities celebrating early cinema.
(all events take place in the Library of Birmingham or Rep unless otherwise stated)
Tickets £8 Book tickets for Box of Light Variety Show online
26 October 11am and 1.30pm. Meet at Pavilion in Library foyer
26 October 2pm – 4pm Level 3
The Ascent of Mont Blanc Mike and Theresa Simkin will be showing a unique set of extremely large, hand-painted Victorian magic lantern slide.
3pm – 3.45pm Saturday 26 October
Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October, The REP foyer
Ben Pacey Presents Professor Peregrine’s Illustrated History of Bearmingham
25 – 27 October, 10am – 8pm, REP foyer
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