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Animatograph! How cinema was born in Haringey

  • Where:
    Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, N17 8NU
  • When:
    5 April to 28 July
    1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Every:
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    Next On:
    June 16th 2019 at 1:00pm
  • How much:
    Free
  • Contact:
    07774945593
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Animatograph! How cinema was born in Haringey
Bruce Castle Museum presents an exhibition dedicated to British film pioneer Robert W. Paul, who opened an innovative studio on Muswell Hill in the late 19th century. Celebrating Paul's 150th anniversary, the show includes fascinating early cinema technology and a look into Paul's early popular films, many of which were made in Haringey and which set the template for the earliest film genres.

Haringey residents will be surprised to know that Paul’s company even recreated scenes from the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) on the Muswell Hill golf course, near the innovative studio where he would produce close to 800 pictures.

Paul’s cameras aimed to show the world: the roaring sea at Dover, the mysterious landscapes of Portugal and Spain, and the first screen drama made in Britain ('The Soldier’s Courtship', 1896) were only a few of the influential moving picture shows he produced.

Exhibition curated by Ian Christie, prof. at Birkbeck, University of London.

Enfield Independent