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Acts of Faith: Filming Coventry Cathedral

October 3rd 2020

Doors open 6.45pm

Screening starts 7.30pm

Doors close 8.30pm

At this event, run by the University of Warwick's Ghost Town project, we will be showing the beautiful, newly restored BBC documentary, An Act of Faith, the first colour documentary made for British television. The film was first shown in 1962 on the occasion of the consecration of the new cathedral (and again on the opening night of the BBC2 colour television service in 1967). This copy has been restored with generous support from the Connecting Cultures GRP at University of Warwick by our project partners, the Media Archive of Central England.

Alongside this screening, we will be premiering new short films made in and about the Cathedral by local filmmakers, inspired by Robin Witworth's script and John Read's beautiful colour cinematography.

Free tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/acts-of-faith-filming-coventry-cathedral-tickets-91305590479