Case Study: London: A Bigger Picture

by Lenka Sucha & Storm Patterson (London's Screen Archives)

Abstract: London’s Screen Archives (LSA) is the regional film archive for London. It is managed by Film London, the capital’s screen industries agency, and is a unique network of over 70 organisations that hold archive film. LSA recently completed a three-year Heritage Lottery funded project called ‘London: A Bigger Picture’. The core aim of the project was to grow and share audio-visual heritage and to engage communities with low arts provision in fifteen outer London boroughs. Our model was adaptable; it reflected and changed with the needs of the communities we worked with. The significance of the project was the sharing of memories and its impact on the local communities that felt inspired and connected through having the space and freedom to engage and connect with their screen heritage.

Lenka Sucha is Film Culture Assistant at Film London and looks after the online presence of LSA, coordinates catalogue metadata and hosts events. She previously studied for an MA in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image at the University of Amsterdam.

Storm Patterson is LSA Outreach Officer at Film London. She specialises in audience development, outreach and project management. She has an MA in Film Studies from the University of Amsterdam.