Useful websites

Useful Websites

Organisations

Arts Council England

ABTT Association of British Theatre Technicians

BBC Kent news

English Heritage

Entertainment Designer

Events Industry Forum

ISAN Independent Street Arts Network

ITV Kent news Meridian

Kent Online

Live Art Development Agency

National Trust

Society of British Theatre Designers

UK Centre for Carnival Arts

WOW The Best of What's on Where in Kent

Collections

BBC Archive
- Themed collections of radio and TV programmes, documents and photographs. Explore who we are and see how attitudes have changed over the years through selections from an archive which began over 70 years ago.
You can also go behind the scenes to find out how the BBC archives are maintained, uncover forgotten stories from the Written Archives and see how broadcasting has changed through the decades. Collections include; the Berlin Wall, World War II, Coal Mining in Britain, The Birth of the NHS and Working Class Life.

Design Council Slide Collection Online
- Four thousand images from the Design Council Slide Collection have been launched online, providing a unique insight into the history of British design and its promotion by the UK government from the 1940s to the early 1990s. The Design Council was established in 1944 and is the UK's national strategic body for design. The images relate closely to the changing scope and policies of the Council over a period of almost fifty years, providing valuable visual evidence of the ways in which design has been evaluated and promoted throughout this period. See all of the VADS collections here.

The Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs: 1860-1960
- An excellent resource for anthropologists and researchers of East African colonial history. The Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs: 1860 - 1960 forms part of the collection of Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, NorthWestern University. The digital library provides free access to over 7,000 photographs assembled by the British collector Humphrey Winterton which document the life and development of the peoples and nations of East Africa during this period. They include photographs of native peoples and races; the travels of European explorers, traders and colonialists, the development of the British Empire and urbanisation. The database can be searched by keyword or browsed. Copyright and technical information is displayed on the website.

LIFE Magazine - Google books now provides free online access to all issues of LIFE from 1936-1972. LIFE was published by Time Inc. ISSN 0024-3019. It was renowned for its photojournalism and coverage of key events, persons, personalities and social issues in 20th Century American and world history. You can search the site by keyword or browse by issue. All major social, cultural and political events are covered including major wars, film stars and celebrities, sporting events and social changes.

LIFE Photo Archive -Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

UCLA Preserved Silent Animation
- This website gives online access to the UCLA archive of animations from the silent era of cinema. At May 2010, 11 vintage films from 1900 to 1928 are freely available for online viewing. Also available are commentaries from the preservationists involved, film notes, and information on the historical context. A Study Guide is available for download in PDF format. This website offers a fascinating view into a time before animation became standardised, enabling researchers to detect influences from cartoons, stage theatre, sideshows, puppetry and shadow puppetry, children's model theatres, magic-lantern shows and other forms

Festivals

Suspense Festival
- SUSPENSE: London Puppetry Festival ‘09 is the first festival of puppetry to take place across London for over 25 years. All the work programmed is for adults. Over 10 days a range of performances, masterclasses and symposia will take place at 7 venues across the capital.

Design

Design Week
- Design Week is the UK's leading Design website specialising in design news and jobs.

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