Alexandra Palace opens its doors for TV’s 75th birthday this weekend

Alexandra Palace opens its doors for TV’s 75th birthday this weekend by Tim Lamden

 AlexandraPalacewill open its doors to the public this weekend for a free exhibition celebrating the birth of television at the building 75 years ago.

BBC.History was made on November 2, 1936, when the world’s first “high definition” television broadcast was filmed live at the Palace and transmitted from its 220ft-tall aerial.

 To honour the landmark moment, the BBC andAlexandraPalacewill stage a series of free activities at the venue on November 5 and 6, exploring the history and future of television.

Visitors will be able to enjoy rarely-seen BBC archive footage through a series of interactive audio-visual displays, and get the chance to prepare to go ‘on-air’ in authentic 1930s TV style – with painted blue lips and eyes and white pancake facepaint.

 Source: Hornsey Journal

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