The Historical Association
Swansea Branch


Promoting history in south-west Wales

The Swansea Branch’s

Explore Classic Films

Special Interest Group




Welcome to the Branch’s newest special interest group: Explore Classic Films. The Branch has ventured into the world of classic cinema in order to examine the cultural history of earlier years. Branch committee members Lisa Summers and Anthea Symonds share a passion for classic films and believe that the social and cultural history of past times can be studied through such a medium: a medium that will inform and entertain at the same time.


If you enjoy classic films, come and join our friendly, relaxed group. As well as watching a varied and timeless selection of films there will also be an opportunity, before the screening, to find out more about their social, cultural and historical context, and there’ll be an opportunity for some lively discussion after.


Our films will be screened at 1.30pm at the National Waterfront Museum (Ocean Room) on the last Friday of each month, and we thank the Museum for its help in making this programme possible.


Access is free and all are welcome.


The programme for 2017 is …


27 January — The Proud Valley (Paul Robeson)


24 February — Top Hat (Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers)


31 March — Rear Window (James Stewart, Grace Kelly)


28 April — Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford)


26 May — Genevieve (Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Kenneth More)


30 June — The Wicked Lady (Margaret Lockwood, James Mason)


28 July — Way Out West (Laurel & Hardy)


25 August — Courage of Lassie (Elizabeth Taylor)


29 September — Passport to Pimlico (Stanley Holloway, Margaret Rutherford)


27 October — The Third Man (Joseph Cotton, Orson Welles)


24 November — The Lavender Hill Mob (Alec Guiness, Stanley Holloway)





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