|Films from the NI Screen Digital Screen Archive are on show at the RVH until 19 February|
CITY AS A GALLERY PROJECT AT THE COFFEE DOC RVH
A show reel including archive film footage of the Royal Victoria Hospital from the 1938 will run on a screen in the Coffee Doc, Level 2 Outpatients, RVH until 19 February.
The show reel forms part of CITY AS A GALLERY - a Belfast City Council project, which is being programmed and delivered by local organisation PLACE, who have been working with BHSCT Arts in Health and Catering Operations.
The engaging footage is part of the NI Screen Digital Film Archive and includes:
• Royal Victoria Hospital (1938) From diagnosis to treatment, this curious film shows the daily life of the hospital.
• Land of Ulster (1950), the Governor’s Notebook (1955) and Charm of Ulster (1959) show the linen industry from the flax fields to the Falls Foundry and finally the shop windows in Donegall Place.
• Join the production line and watch Kennedy’s Bakery (1962) work their magic in Beechmount.
• Relive the magic of holidays in Portrush in Many Happy Returns (1956)
• Ride on a Tram Car through Belfast (1901)
• Enjoy the natural beauty of local landscape from the Giant’s Causeway to the mountains of Mourne filmed by the British Travel Association in Charm of Ulster (1959)
• Marvel at the sight of elephants parading across the bridge into Derry City in Chipperfield’s Circus comes to Town (c.1960) filmed by J.W. Stirling.
• Bangor Square Dancing (1957) by the Pickie Pool, filmed by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
CITY AS A GALLERY showcases the visual arts throughout the city, making us aware of how important the arts are to the quality of our everyday life. Venues for project activity focus on a selected route across Belfast from West to East and through the city centre which includes the Royal site. As part of the programme, PLACE are asking for your feedback - there will be a FEEDBACK book available in the Coffee Doc for your thoughts on the show reel, alternatively you can email feedback via this link
PLACE (Planning Landscape Architecture Community Environment) is an organisation dedicated to the making of great places across Northern Ireland. Visit for further info.
Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive is a free public access resource for anyone who has an interest in moving images. Spanning from 1897 to the present day, the films in the Digital Film Archive cover all aspects of life in Northern Ireland and includes everything from dramas to documentaries, newsreels and features, animation to amateur footage. As part of the British Film Institute’s ambitious project, the Digital Film Archive has been working to digitise and share films from the BFI and National Museums Northern Ireland collections like the ones you can watch here in the Royal Victoria Hospital. To explore the Digital Film Archive online visit: