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1967

Arts Lab opens on Drury Lane, including London Filmmakers Co-op (LFMC). The Arts Council begins support for photography

1968

Creative Camera begins. SPACE artist studio organisation and Cinema Action set up

1969

Amber Associates, photo collective begins

1970

The Other Cinema film distribution, Berwick St Films, Cockpit Arts begin

1971

Photographers' Gallery opens in London

1972

Impressions Gallery, York, set up by Val Williams & Andrew Sproxton.

1973

Arts Council Photography Committee created. The Photographic Gallery, Southampton set up

1974

Jo Spence and Terry Dennett create Photography Workshop. Paul Carter starts a community darkroom at Blackfriars Settlement. Exit Photography group & Hackney Flashers form

1975

Tower Hamlets Arts Project created. The Independent Filmmakers Association campaigns begin

1976

History Workshop launch their journal – encouraging history from below. Leeds Animation Workshop formed

1977

Side Gallery founded in Newcastle, and Open Eye gallery, Liverpool. Cinema of Women (COW) film distribution

1978

Rock against Racism carnivals in London

1979

Exhibition 'Three Perspectives on Photography' (Hayward Gallery). Ten8 magazine launches.

1980

Arts Council Photography committee scrapped, and grouped with the Visual Arts panel

1981

Circles women's film distributor moves into Four Corners' building

1982

Black Audio Film Collective, Retake & Ceddo Film & Video Workshop founded. Channel 4 begins

1983

'Carry Greenham Home' (dir. Beeban Kidron), documentary about women's peace camp

1984

ACTT Workshop Declaration enables independent film production for Channel 4

1986

The GLC is dissolved leading to loss of arts funding