22/07/2015 12:00 AM

Yorkshire Day!

For this year's Yorkshire Day we're going all out, working with our favourite folk in the city to bring you a daylong bonanza celebrating Yorkshire's long history of film making and watching. And the neat thing is, thanks to Leeds Inspired, all the screenings and activities are totally free, so you can come and go as you please!
11.00am - Family Friendly Workshop
Train making craft session
11.30am - Best of the Fest
Winning shorts from Leeds Young Film Festival
12noon - The Railway Children (1970)
2.30pm - Filmed and Not Forgotten
WW1 films from the Yorkshire Film Archive
3.30pm - Yorkshire Short Films
In association with Leeds Film Festival
4.30pm - Artists' Moving Image
In association with Mexico
5.30pm - We Are Poets (2012)
Poster Exhibition
We asked some of our favourite organisations in the city (Fuse, &/Or Emporium, Village & Thought Bubble) to nominate artists they love to re-imagine posters of their favourite Yorkshire films. These original artworks will be exhibited in the cinema throughout the day, and will feature work from Lucy Sherston, Sam Hutchinson, Jake Blanchard, Siân Westcott, Karl Vickers and Kristyna Baczynski. You will be able to vote for your favourite poster too, and the winning artist will receive a special life-time membership to the Friends of the Hyde Park.
Food & Art stalls
Outside the cinema our friends at &/Or Emporium will be inviting local artists and makers along to share their film-related work. Plus there'll be tasty food and drink stalls from the likes of That Old Chestnut and Leeds Bread Co-op. (More to be confirmed soon!)
Projection Room Tours
There will be a series of projection room tours throughout the day, where you can learn more about the history of film projection and how it works today, in one of the oldest cinemas in Yorkshire. Tours will be at 11.45am, 2pm & 3.15pm (limited spaces available, so please call or email ahead to book a space).
There are no tickets are required for any of the screenings or activities, so just turn up on and day and enjoy all the wonderful films, food and artwork Yorkshire has to offer!

This is a free event with no advance booking required UNLESS you would like to go on one of the projection room tours. If you would like to book a space on one of these tours please email us on info@hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk.

Wheelchair access
Level access is available to the stalls via the Brudenell Road fire exit. There are four wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Sadly at this time our toilets are not accessible via wheelchair. Full assistance is available when desired. The cinema also schedules in where possible films which are available with Audio Description and Subtitles. The frequency of these screenings is dependent upon titles available at the time. For more information about either of these facilities we have available leaflets we are happy to email or post out to you. Alternatively please feel free to speak with a member of staff. Guide Dogs are welcome and we have a water bowl available upon request.