• Short Summary

    Commonwealth Arts Festival is held in London.

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    Item title reads - Commonwealth goes gay.

    Commonwealth Arts Festival. London.

    Pan across Trafalgar Square. M/S Commonwealth Flags. Interior shots of Banqueting House in Whitehall where people are assembled for the opening. Various shots of High Commissioners, C/U Malayan Minister. M/S other High Commissioners and delegates, C/U Anthony Greenwood, Minister of Colonial Affairs. C/U Arthur Bottomley Minister of Commonwealth Relations. M/S Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, making opening speech. High angle shot audience getting to their feet.

    M/S firework display in Hyde Park. C/U family watching, their children are asleep. M/S firework display resembling water fall. Interior M/S of Albert Hall with Sierra Leone National Dance Troupe performing. M/S Musa Kenema pouring water into tumbler. M/S people swaying dancing and singing. M/S Musa turning somersault still holding full tumbler of water on tray, he finishes by doing splits. M/S bird dancer.

    L/S Trafalgar Square. M/S as pigeons fly past. M/S pan across crowds. Various shots Maori girls and men singing and waving poi (ball and string). M/S as crowd applauds. M/S Maoris doing stick dance. C/U elderly man in crowd applauding. Various shots Indian dancers on stage. C/U girl in crowd applauding. M/S steel band from Trinidad and Tobago playing, with girl dancing in front. M/S of the girl dancing. C/U drums being played. Various shots of the artists dancing on stage with people from crowd. C/U black girls nodding heads to the beat. L/S of the crowd dancing.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:48:00 / 01:07:11:00

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