Are you looking for a new home? A new job? A new life? In ‘Move to a New Town!’ you will be presented with a rare opportunity to find out how Development Corporations promoted new town living to potential new residents via a series of short-films from the North West Film Archive. The New Towns were a key urban policy that shaped post-war Britain. There will be short introductions followed by the screening of select archival films that were designed to encourage people to move to these bold experiments in urban and social planning (featuring Skelmersdale, Runcorn, Central Lancashire).
This event has been organised by Hannah Neate and Steve Millington (MMU Human Geography) in conjunction with the North West Film Archive, Liverpool Record Office and The Modernist Society.