Filming in the Rain

Did you know that Manchester used to have the only feature film production studio outside of the greater London area? That from the 1920s until the 1960s the Mancunian Film Company made over sixty movies, over two dozen of which were full length feature films, some of which were shot at their Rusholme studios or on location nearby?CP Lee presents the history of the studio and its founder John E Blakeley during a five week course which also examines the social history of the period and the films’ reception by the working class, as well as the development of Northern comedy through such pioneers as George Formby and Frank Randle.CP Lee is an author, musician, and lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Salford.Beginners level – no prior knowledge required.Tickets: £25 full / £20 concs