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Rob Wray 2003 — 2015
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Elefest

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Elefest is special because it celebrates one of the most maligned and misunderstood areas of London, we created Elefest to celebrate the cultural and creative diversity of the area and the people who live in it. – Rob Wray, director Elefest A free festival which has been held annually since 2003, based in multiple [...]

Our Walworth

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A short film which captures places on and off of the Walworth Road, directed by Peter Wells-Thorpe in collaboration with 3003 Group and Walworth local charity mission Pembroke House. Now closed Buddhist centre on Manor Place, BMXers in Burgress Park, a chinese restaurant and a lute maker. The film was first shown as part [...]

Doreen

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A short film by collaborators David Reeve and Patrick Steel, 'Doreen' was shown at the Open City Docs Festival in London in 2012. It is a portrait of Doreen Gibbs, a resident on Heygate Estate, in 2012 shortly after notice was given by Southwark Council of the compulsory purchase order on her home. The film was [...]

Larry and Janet Move Out

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Still, Larry And Janet Move Out_credit- caption-Larry And Janet Move Out. A film from collaborators David Reeve and Patrick Steel, 'Larry and Janet Move Out'. The film chronicles the fallout of Southwark Council's Compulsory Purchase Order and the relocation of its tenants from Heygate Estate from the personal perspective of a couple who have lived [...]

Elephant Days

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A sense of community and diversity is a big thing [about the area] and what community can mean. People’s passion is another thing, and a set of values that you don’t often see on the surface of an area but they seem to be quite embedded in the place. With the threat of redevelopment [...]

Clubland

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The story of Clubland, a youth club founded in 1925 at the Walworth Methodist Church. In 2012, Michael Holland brought together archive moving image and still photographs which recorded the club's activities through to 1976, and collected oral history interviews with several members of Clubland. Walworth Methodist Church was the site of William Booth, founder of the Salvation [...]

Concrete Heart Land

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Our film charts the struggles of the local community to keep their homes, stay living in the area, and maintain communal benefits in the face of extreme development pressures. Throughout the film we hear the community engaging in some of the crucial battles with elected officials, planners and barristers, in municipal planning meetings, public [...]

Heygate Pop-up Cinema

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Heygate pop-up cinema opening night, 25 September 2015. Heygate Pop-up Cinema's opening night screened the short film Doreen by filmmaking duo David Reeve and Patrick Steel as well as a preview segment of Reeve and Steel's feature-length documentary, Larry & Janet Move Out. Both films focus on close-up character portraits of residents of the estate, at [...]

Up The Elephant

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Still, Up The Elephant. Image: Julie Speechley Up The Elephant is a documentary which focuses around the murmurings and repercussions of the regeneration plans for the Heygate Estate and surrounding Elephant and Castle at its the early stages. Produced in 2002, it portrays the distant relationship the residents had in the decision making process [...]

Nightcleaners Part I: A Woman’s Work – Screening and panel discussion

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Still, Nightcleaners Part 1. LUX Artists Moving Image. The screening of this film, Nightcleaners: Part 1 by the Berwick Street Collective, was part of Celebrating Women in Southwark season. The event was organised by Acme's Southwark Artist-in-Residence 2008-2009, Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre. The screening was followed by a panel discussion with film co-director Humphry Trevelyan and people [...]