Featured Event: The Battle Of The Somme Film Screening

Battle of the Somme


This year, Imperial War Museums (IWM) and the Craven and the First World War project  are working together to show the UNESCO listed film “The Battle of the Somme,” to audiences in Skipton.

Shot and  screened in 1916, it was the first feature length  documentary about the  war and changed the way both cinema and film  was perceived by the public. In  the year of its release around 20 million people, almost half the population of Britain at the time, watched The Battle of the  Somme many hoping to see the image of a loved-one, or friend captured  on film.

One hundred years later, this unique film from IWM’s collection, is being shown to commemorate the the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at Skipton Town Hall on Tuesday 27th September  at 7.30pm.

The film lasts 70 minutes  and is free to attend. To guarantee a seat, advance booking will be available through the Skipton Tourist Information Centre or in person on the night.

Full details on where and when here.


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