University of Westminster

HLF support for Round 1 and Round 2 HLF bids, 2011 and 2012

Westminster University’s Regent Street campus is home to the cinema that showed the first moving film in the UK, screened by the Lumiere brothers in 1897.  The University wants to turn the space into a public arts cinema, with a strong heritage programme of both films and associated participative activities, plus an exhibition space to display their extensive archive.

Julia Holberry Associates advised on the content and wording of the Regent Street Cinema’s Round 1 HLF application and undertook research to provide missing audience data to evidence the demand for their project.  The project was awarded £1 million for the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2011.

Related projects

We work with museums, libraries and archives to develop a range of plans, appraisals and feasibility studies.