CHESTER'S Storyhouse cultural hub is bringing a season of film, entitled Our North, to the city to spotlight the writers, directors and films of the north of England.

Part of the Great Exhibition of the North 'Inspired By' programme, the season runs until August 29.

It includes such films as:

  • Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Directed by Alan Clarke, August 15, 8.30pm

  • Of Time and the City, Directed by Terence Davies, August 19, 1.15pm

  • Educating Rita, Directed by Lewis Gilbert, August 22, 6.15pm

  • Northern Soul, Directed by Elaine Constantine, August 29, 8.45pm

All the films in the season were selected by Storyhouse Young Film Programmers, a group of 16- to 24 year-olds that form part of the Storyhouse Youth forum.

Storyhouse film programme manager Nicky Beaumont said: "This is a great year for the north of England and we are very keen to make sure that the films of the north are represented and seen by as many visitors to the region as possible.

"Here at Storyhouse we are excited to be showing Northern Soul by Elaine Constantine, which portrays the north in a vibrant and bold way."

The season, Our North, is led by Film Hub North, the regional development hub for the British Film Institute's Film Audience Network – which has an ambition to ensure access to independent film is available across northern England.

Sally Folkard, Our North lead and strategic manager for Film Hub North, said: "This is the first year of what we hope will be an annual celebration of 'northern-ness' in film clubs, indie cinemas, arts venues and community cinemas all across the north of England.

"It's an opportunity for visitors to the north and local people to see films that explore, celebrate and spotlight the region as a whole, as well as see films very specific to their own communities."

  • Tickets for Rita, Sue and Bob Too on August 15 are priced at £5.