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"The Elephant in Time", BFI Southbank, Thu 18 June

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Monday 4 May 2009 7.30pm
Priority booking opens tomorrow for this event at the BFI, held in conjunction with RIBA Trust and the Elephant Vanishes project at LCC:

Is anyone here one of the "local residents" who are taking part?

According to the BFI June guide, there is a microsite at but I just get an error page.
Wednesday 17 June 2009 9.49am
Still some tickets available:

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Friday 19 June 2009 4.32pm
Did anyone else go to the film last night?

Still rather confused what happened to the initial discussion that was meant to be moved from the cinema to the delegates room upstairs.

Once we arrived upstairs there was some planning officer from southwark council trying to do some ad-hoc consultation of the new borough wide planning document and a completely different moderator (failing to to inform people who he was or what that was all about) completely changing the mood and discussion, film cameras, way too loud microphones, laptops to add comments that would appear on the video projection baemed at the wall.... generally a very unsettling mood and no wonder the mood turned rather aggressive.

I didn't stay long with that 'circus' and a number of other people left bit by bit....
On my way out I saw the initial moderator from downstairs who was really annoyed that a perfectly valid and good discussion had suddenly been completely hijacked and turned around.....

Anyone an idea what this was all about? Is it just Southwark Council trying to be too fancy and completely missing the point?
Doesn't consultation work have to be properly publicised - no one was aware this was gonna happen!

I'm completely confused.....
Friday 19 June 2009 4.36pm
Tell us more about the mood turning aggressive
Friday 19 June 2009 4.38pm
People had paid 8.60 for tickets and they tried to spring a consultation on the core strategy on the audience? Good grief.

On another note, the 1920s footage of the Elephant is being projected in the London College of Communication foyer for the next couple of weeks.

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