Location! Location! East Anglia on the big screen

Alec Guinness in  Barnacle Bill which was filmed at Hunstanton
Alec Guinness in Barnacle Bill which was filmed at Hunstanton
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Day schools are regularly run by King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club, where participants can explore themes in depth – and this month the club is turning its attention to the local area.

East Anglia has always been an attractive area for film-makers and the event “Location! Location! East Anglia on Screen” will examine why this is the case via a wide selection of feature films shot on location in this region from the 1920s to the present day.

There will be clips from films such as The Silver Fleet, Barnacle Bill, Revolution, Shooting Stars, The Go-Between, Dean Spanley, The Goob and 45 Years and many more.

Sue Burge, the Cinema Club’s education officer, who is leading the day, says: “This should be a really interesting event.

“Many people I speak to have very strong memories of “Revolution” being filmed in King’s Lynn in 1985 as well as other films too and I’m hoping people will bring along photos and be able to share any experiences they’ve had whether it was supplying skills or props or perhaps even being an extra.

“There’s a lot to discuss and explore and we’ll be able to have a close look at the differences between location shooting and studio shooting and the difficult choices film-makers face whatever their decision.

“It’s also an opportunity to investigate the fascinating and controversial issues surrounding location shooting and its impact on tourism as well as the effect of location shooting on local communities. I really hope people will enjoy this accessible day, they are always informal and good fun.”

The event takes place in the Friends’ Meeting House on Bridge Street in Lynn on Saturday, April 22, from 11am to 5pm. It costs £20 and participants are asked to bring along some food for a shared lunch.

There are limited places available so it’s essential to contact the club on communitycinemaclub@googlemail.com to book your place if you are interested in going along.

More details are available on www.klccc.uk including information about all the other events the club is running.