In 1976 a government-funded “Quality of Life” project resulted in Scotland’s first community television experiment in Dunbartonshire. Idealistic and challenging, it was an exciting if imperfect moment in broadcast history that’s almost been forgotten.

In this talk, illustrated by archival images and clips, Dr Emily Munro from National Library of Scotland will describe the emergence of community television in the 1970s. Her presentation will dive into the story behind the ‘Women in Focus’ programmes. These were made in 1976 for Vale TV by a women’s collective, supported by the Workers’ Educational Association. The programmes had a brief appearance on local cable television but a much longer life – and wider impact - after the broadcasting experiment had ended.

  • Venue

    National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall

  • Address

    Glasgow G3 8AW, UK

  • Price

    Free / Eventbrite

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