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Image courtesy of Jeanie Finlay

Image courtesy of Jeanie Finlay

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Nottingham Lace

UK premiere of Jeanie Finlay's documentary

13 Oct 2010

In 1951 Nottingham's Lace market was a thriving industrial hub and hummed to the sound of 120 family-led lace factories making "Nottingham Lace" for the world. In 2010 there’s only one Lever's lace factory left in the country - Cluny Lace. This 25 minute film traces the history and the precarious future of Nottingham's lace industry through rare archive footage and first-hand accounts by those who worked and continue to work at Cluny Lace, Nottingham.

Following the screening – made for tve’s ‘Life on the Edge’ series for broadcast on the BBC’s global satellite channel, BBC World News - Nottingham Contemporary will host a panel discussion on the film and the ways in which personal histories and public archives are increasingly interrelated. Speakers on the panel will include Ian Palfreyman, and Ian Emm of Cluny Lace, director Jeanie Finlay and representatives from the Media Archive of Central England (MACE).

The Nottingham Lace project was enabled by EM Media and the UK Film Council’s Digital Film Archive Fund supported by the National Lottery, with additional support from the Greater Nottingham Partnership and BBC East Midlands.

Free, The Space
7pm - 8.30, booking required - please use the link below

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