The Big Smoke

 


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'The Big Smoke' explores the forgotten face of the capital with a tantalising tour through half a century of life in London.

A newly-commissioned score has been laid over silent films from the BFI National Archive, featuring a selection of films provided by Londonâs Screen Archives â the regional network supporting organisations in London that hold collections of moving image material.

Londoners of all ages would flock to see themselves immortalised in moving pictures and now a new generation has the chance to undertake this journey.

Highlights of the programme include:

Blackfriars Bridge (1896), an extraordinary glimpse of Victorians travelling to work by horse-drawn tram and on foot at an enviably elegant pace

• Sci-fi short The Fugitive Futurist (1924) sees an oddball inventor startle Londoners with a glimpse of their great cityâs future

• Scenes at Piccadilly Circus and Hyde Park Corner Underground Stations (1931) offers an ethereal insight into the change and continuity of tube life

  • 2.15pm
  • £6 (conc £4)

Where

Shortwave Cinema
10 Bermondsey Square, London, SE1 3UN
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