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The archive was founded and developed by Ray Johnson and is housed at Staffordshire University – forming one of the Special Collections. In addition to the original archive films collected, there are many hours of complementary video material generated by Ray to inform and enhance the period films – location filming, interviews, relevant visual materials and complete documentary video productions.

All SFA screenings are free of charge and start at 7.45pm unless otherwise stated.

Please note that seats cannot be reserved - arrive early to avoid disappointment.

For more details please visit the SFA website here.

Wednesday 14 June


This documentary charts how the Homemaker design, first commercially available in 1957, went on to become a cult design classic of the 1950s.
Homemaker was sold only in Woolworths, from 1957 to 1970, and is now keenly sought by collectors. In an exclusive interview with the pattern’s designer – Enid Seeney – we get insight into all the stages of design up to production, and put Homemaker into the context of breakthrough ceramic designs and techniques of the day.

Wednesday 21 June


Charting a decade of ideas and various design proposals, through to the sculpting of the final design and the accomplishment to the statue funded by the Denise Coates Foundation, with foundry scenes and the unveiling of the statue on Bennett’s 150th birthday.

Wednesday 28 June

THE WINTON CHILDREN - With Love from Penkhull to Prague

Nicholas Winton organized a rescue operation that brought approximately 669 children, mostly Jewish, from Czechoslovakia to safety in Great Britain before the outbreak of World War 2. 12 children came to Stoke to live in the Penkhull Homes. This new documentary reunites some of these children and tells the story of the Winton Children in detail.

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