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'Kitty the Telephone Girl' and working women in early cinema

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01324 506850
For ages:All Ages

Event description


Immerse yourself in the world of Hindle Wakes ahead of our Closing Night screening.

Dr Lawrence Napper will give an illustrated talk focussing on the changing role of women and the expectations of society upon them, in the workplace and at home. Adapted from the 1910 play of the same name Hindle Wakes was controversial in its portrayal of a young working woman who rejects family and societal expectations. This talk will include clips from British films of this period which show independent working women, and which showcase the expansion of opportunities for women outside of traditional domestic roles.

Dr Napper is a senior lecturer at King's College London who has published widely on British and silent films.

Performing live: Mike Nolan (piano)

The event is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Women's Histories


If you like this, then book for our Closing Night screening of Hindle Wakes


24th Mar 2019
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10 Hope Street
EH51 0AA

01324 506850