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GPO Film Unit HOWARD SMITH Monday 09 September 2019

Our Annual YOUNG ARTS PRIZE WINNERS PRESENTATION will take place at 1030

followed by Howard Smith's talk.

GPO Film Unit

The birth of documentary films in the 1930's with clips from Victorian and Edwardian films, through the experimental Soviet era to the 129 films produced by the GPO Film Unit in seven years, including 'Night Mail' with poetry by WH Auden and music by Benjamin Briitten.

Born during the Second World War, Howard was educated in Scotland and gained an MA from Trinity College, Dublin. In the 1960s he worked for UK and International Advertising Agencies before starting his own marketing and print company in Canterbury. 

His lectures mainly cover an extraordinary thirty year period which saw immense change, ingenuity and creativity and set the theme of 'Graphic Icons of the Twentieth Century'.