Film Details

  • Title: Wallsend Festival
  • Date: 1972
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Original Format: 16mm
  • Duration: 11 mins
  • Length: 400'
  • Sound: Yes
  • Colour/BW: Colour
  • Digital Version Available: Yes


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Wallsend Festival


This early film juxtaposes two bands marching and performing at the 1972 Wallsend Festival, the brass band from Swan Hunter's and a local juvenile jazz band or kazoo band. Alongside the footage of the two bands, the musical directors/organisers are interviewed.


Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne & Wea


Peter Roberts, Murray Martin, Graham Denman


Wallsend Juvenile Jazz Band
The Swan Hunter's Brass Band
Attenders at Wallsend Festival


Community, North East, Shipyard, Tyne, Wallsend, Juvenile Jazz Band, Brass Band, Silver Band, Festival

Associated Work


  1. Juvenile Jazz Bands by Marketa Luskacova (photographic exhibition, 1970s)

  2. Juvenile Jazz Bands by Tish Murtha (photographic exhibition, 1980)

  3. Like Father (2001) - Amber film

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