The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) is the regional film archive for the South West of England. Established in 1993, SWFTA's core collection comprises of the combined programme libraries of Westward Television and TSW (Television South West). The archive also cares for a significant number of donated film collections, both amateur and professional, dating back to the early 1900s.
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Taunton College of Art Fashion Show
Students at the College of Art in Taunton hold an end of year fashion show with eye-catching futuristic designs.
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Students at the College of Art in Taunton hold an end of year fashion show with eye-catching futuristic designs and unusual materials. From aztec inspired designs to geometric art and a space blanket wedding dress, the students offer up their fashion parade to a receptive audience. The camera is even allowed backstage! The School of Science and Art opened in Taunton in 1856. The College of Art was rebuilt in the 1970s and is now part of University Centre Somerset.
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