Film Screening

Rob Wray 2003 — 2015
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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 [...]

Changing Landscapes

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The Hotel Elephant screening programme, 'Changing Landscapes,' selected archive films and footage focusing on large-scale building projects across London from the 1960s and 1970s. The films were shown courtesy of The London Metropolitan Archives in Hotel Elephant's pop-up cinema on their previous site located off of Newington Causeway. The screening featured 'Changing Face of London', 1960, a short [...]

Elefest 2013

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Elefest has been an ongoing event since 2003, bringing together films, music and people over several days in and around Elephant and Castle. 2013 events included the only UK screening of the restored Jamaican cult film The Harder They Come with a DJ set by Don Letts, pop-up market by TheStockMKT, pop-up ping pong in the Shopping Centre, the UK [...]

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 [...]

400 Speeches

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400 Speeches poster ‘400 Speeches’ was a day of readings, conversations and performances by local artists and activists at the Heygate Estate in June 2013. Spoken word, singing and movement The programme included the first public screening of the documentary ‘Up the Elephant’, 2002, by Julie Speechley, which critically investigates the early [...]

Cinema Furore Elephant and Castle Community Cinema

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Cinema Furore was set up as a community cinema in late 2003 in the newly renovated Coronet on New Kent Road. According to its founder, Fintan McAlindon, the cinema would provide "a refreshing alternative to the antiseptic multiplexes." It screened blockbusters alongside work from local film groups and distributors including NEON, the Community TV Trust, Kush Films, Freestyle and the Aylesbury Media Project (AMP). The [...]

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 [...]

In Memory of the Future

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Image rights: Tom Wolesley. I have been walking through this estate for ten years, over the aerial walkways, to the tube from my house. It is the scenic route when I have time. I have enjoyed the multitude of contradictions it somehow brings to mind, between desires for utopia in its conception [...]

The Elephant Never Forgets

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Still from The Elephant Never Forgets A documentary on the memories of older residents of the Elephant and Castle. Produced as part of a community project funded by Elephant Links in collaboration with Groundwork Southwark and Community TV Trust, the documentary involved several clubs and groups working with older people in Southwark [...]