Film Screenings

A Palace for Us (2010)

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Film screening + Reception and Q&A with director, 7pm, A Palace for Us, dir. Tom Hunter. Plus ‘Best of Britain’ hospital films from the archive, including ‘A Day in Hospital’ (1931), ‘Here’s Health’ (1948) and ‘British Way of Health’ (1973).

Chair: Christien Garcia, Curator, St Philips Exhibition


Under the Cranes (2011)

Thursday 12 May

Films screening + reception and Q&A with director, 7:30pm, Under the Cranes, dir. Emma-Louise Williams and Michael Rosen, writer and poet.

Chair: Christien Garcia, Curator, St Philips Exhibition

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Wellcome Collection Films

Tuesday 10 May 2011

A Day in Hospital
Royal Hospital Sheffield, 1932

One of three remarkable films attributed to the Royal Hospital Sheffield. Celebrating its centenary in 1932, the facility created these records of ‘your average day’s work’ at the hospital. Sheffield Hospital was demolished in 1978.

These films give a rough sense of what St Philips might have been like durring its time as the Sheffield Street Hospital in the 1930s.

Here’s health
UK, Central Office of Information, 1948.

A film about the National Health Act that established the NHS, and how it would benefit communities. It starts with a bleak look, when wrap-around patient care is non-existent, patients cannot see the right specialist when they need to and a family is split up over Christmas.

St Philips became an NHS facility in 1952.

British Way of Health
UK, London Television Service, 1973

A film about the benefits of the NHS through the eyes of three modern doctors.

St Philips was an NHS facility between 1952 and 1992.

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