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  • Date and time: Sunday 11 June 2023, 3.30pm to 5pm
  • Location: In-person only
    King's Manor, Exhibition Square (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

'I have to be seen to be believed' - a famous remark from Queen Elizabeth II - has inspired a special screening, 70 years after her coronation.

Join us for a rare opportunity to revisit the Queen’s coronation and her tour of England. This one-hour film, made from amateur and professional footage available in the Yorkshire Film Archive (YFA), takes an affectionate look at how the people of Yorkshire and the North East celebrated coronations, jubilees and royal visits through the decades.

The screening will be followed by a talk, in which researcher Joanna Starzynski, together with an expert archivist, will reflect on the Queen’s legacy, consider Charles’ coronation within the context of the current cost-of-living crisis, and discuss the monarchy’s role in a post-modern world.

Come along to rediscover and reimagine the British monarchy.

Please note that there is limited wheelchair access. Email for questions regarding accessibility.

Image credit: © Yorkshire Film Archive - North East Film Archive

About the speaker

Joanna Starzynski has recently completed her PhD at York St John University. Her research focused on identity construction, community and alienation, historically and within contemporary media and film. Working with the Yorkshire Film Archive, she used amateur and professional archive film footage about the construction of community and identity in Yorkshire between WWI and WWII. Joanna also holds an MA (by research) in Media and Media Production from York St John University. Since 2021 she has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Yorkshire Film Archive University of York