The Safe House: A Decline Of Ideas

  |  Book Tickets: 23/05/2016
  |  54 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Poet and filmmaker Greta Bellamacina teams up with journalist Davina Catt in a new documentary on the history of British public libraries and their subsequent decline in modern day. Charting the heritage and historical importance of these revered temples of learning - from their Scottish beginnings during the mid-18th century right up to present day - against a series of candid interviews with British luminaries such as Stephen Fry, Irvine Welsh, Bonnie Wright, John Cooper Clarke, Robert Montgomery and William Seighart, the documentary makes a passionate plea to save Britain's libraries from the reality of today's political and economic climate. After the screening we are delighted to welcome director Greta Bellamacina and journalist Davina Catt in Q&A with William Sieghart and Robert Montgomery