Sunday Shorts

5 Mar 2017

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Free with Museum admission

The Foundling Museum

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 59, 68, 91, 168, 188
  • Russell Square, King's Cross St Pancras
  • Euston, St Pancras International and King's Cross

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Enjoy two films about childhood play in our afternoon short film screening.


Margaret Tait’s On the Mountain (1973, 35 min) explores the changing pace of life on a single street in Edinburgh. Made on Edinburgh’s Rose Street, the film juxtaposes material from an early black and white film made in 1956, with a later colour film of the same street. This fascinating ‘film within a film’, explores how the street changed from being a place of overcrowded tenements with children playing in the road, into a pedestrian precinct with trendy boutiques and blocks of offices.

Ben Rivers’ Ah Liberty (2008, 20 min), moves from the city to the wilderness, following the unconventional life of a family growing up outside of society. As they live, work and play on a farm in dramatic beautiful surroundings, there is no particular story. The work conjures a sense of freedom through its beguiling fragments of lives being lived.

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