Light House proudly presents a civilised Black Country afternoon celebrating the history of the British Pub by showcasing the BFI’s recently released documentary ‘Roll out the Barrel’ on Saturday 6 October.
An intoxicating collection of shorts devoted to that most traditional of national institutions, this fascinating 80 minute long collection of entertaining short dramas, humorous trade films, perceptive documentaries and archival newsreel items is an essential history of the British public house on film.
From Philip Trevelyan’s beautifully expressionistic The Ship Hotel – Tyne Main to the local quirks and characters of Richard Massingham’s wartime Down at the Local this collection of films is full to the brim with the sights and sounds of the great British pub, exploring its role as a place of communal gathering, game playing and opinion debating throughout the ages.
Audiences can take their pick of which films they want to see. You are free to come in and out of the screenings as you like. The schedule of short films and screening times will be announced nearer to the event.
Also on offer will be our ‘Area of Ales’ selling a selection of real ales for you to indulge in within the atmosphere of our lovely courtyard and bar. You can discuss what you’ve seen on screen as well as savouring classic grey peas and bacon or maybe a bag of scratchings! Come and join us for this fun and informative event, celebrating one of the things we do best in this great region!!