The Muswell Hill and Fortis Green Association holds regular talks and visits open to the public and free of charge. Normally, the meetings would taker place at North Bank, Pages Lane, N10 1PP. Refreshments would be served after talks – but these are not normal times. See this page closer to the date to check where and how the scheduled meetings will take place.
28 October, 7.00pm
Birth of the Film Studio – in Muswell Hill
A talk by Ian Christie, a film historian whose book Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema was published by Chicago University Press in 2019. When Robert and Ellen Paul moved from central London to Sydney Road in 1898, they were setting a trend that would be followed around the world. Film studios were essentially a suburban development, soon to be found on the outskirts of cities around the world. But how much do we know about the Animatograph Works on Sydney Road and its ten-year history?