The Bath Archaeo-Heritage Film Festival

 4 - 6 April 2024

Join us at the 2024 Bath Archaeo-Heritage Film Festival! The festival brings together the joys of film and archaeology, depicting time periods from the prehistoric to the 20th Century.

We have a range of exciting activities, from discussions and Q&A's, to live demonstrations and workshops.

We aim to connect multiple venues through Bath and encourage all local museums to dive into their archive footage and share their film collections.

This years screenings will take place at The Little Theatre Cinema, a 1930's building with it's own fascinating heritage, and the Museum of Bath at Work.

2024 Film Schedule 4-6 April

2024 Workshops


SILT is a research studio for ecological image making run by@annachrystal_and@alisonballance.We’re looking at the material, imaginative and economic processes that go into creating images and colour. Central to the studio are questions around how to make critical work in a time of climate devastation, and how to work as an artist with care responsibilities.SILT asks what a sustainable art practice is and to what extent is it possible ecologically, economically and socially.

Nettle Cording with SILT - Fri 5th April

The Museum of Bath at Work

Learn how to make cordage using nettle fibres with a sample to take home.You will be shown how to process nettle fibres for hand twisting including : stripping the nettle, drying the fibres and then cord making. 

Hand twisting has been used for thousands of years as a method of producing string and yarn, you will see how this can be applied to many different materials.We will discuss ancient fabric construction techniques and their relevance today. You will be shown samples of different yarn made using neolithic processes and you will be able to handle ancient-style tools and look at some of our artwork made at SILT.

Aardman 'Early Man' Workshop - Sat 6th April

The Museum of Bath at Work

Get ready to unleash your creativity and step into the world of animation with this hands-on workshop, where you'll create your very own 'Early Man' model!

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn from the experts at Aardman, the renowned animation studio behind beloved characters like Wallace and Gromit.

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6th April, 11:00 - 12:00

6th April, 13:00 - 14:00

6th April, 15:00 - 16:00

2024 Shorts

Book a free ticket to see a selection of fantastic short films.

'Offerlamm', Tova Perrson
'Offerlamm', Tova Perrson
'The Vanishing Strings of the Andes', Sam Watkins
'The Vanishing Strings of the Andes', Sam Watkins
'Embers of the Sun', Zareh Tjeknavorian
'Embers of the Sun', Zareh Tjeknavorian

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