This is an email from the Independent Cinema Office (ICO). In collaboration with the British Film Institute they are presenting Britain on Film on Tour – a brand new series of archive film programmes featuring extraordinary treasures from archives across the UK, available to the British public for the first time.

After one of the largest pieces of film preservation and restoration ever undertaken, Britain on Film on Tour reveals new and unseen stories from as early as 1897. This wide and diverse range of material opens up local and regional histories from across the UK

The ICO is a registered charity who exist to bring non-commercial films to audiences who may not normally have access to them. The aim of Britain on Film on Tour is not to make a profit – it is to ensure these films reach greater, more diverse audiences. While the films will be programmed into cinemas across the UK, for us it is just as important that screenings are organised and enjoyed by community and voluntary groups.

For this reason, we would be delighted if South East U3As would consider showing films from the programme to their members. We would be happy to make films from this tour available to South East U3As to hire for just £20+VAT – a reduction of 80% of the commercial rate.

You could use the film as part of your regular group programmes (e.g. history, film, etc), or as a special one-off event. We also have no stipulation on whether you charge audiences for tickets, so you are welcome to screen the film for a fundraising event for general funds or a specific campaign. We would just encourage you to screen this film in a way that would genuinely benefit your organisation.

Please see below for details of films currently available to book. All films are available on DVD or Blu-Ray and come with FREE programme notes for audiences. The films are available for booking throughout 2017/18.
More information on the tour can be viewed here contact the ICO directly:

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