London SE1 community website

The Big Smoke


This event is in the past. This is an archive page for reference.

'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 London’s Screen Archives – 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 city’s future

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

When
  • 2.15pm
  • £6 (conc £4)
Where

Kino Bermondsey
10 Bermondsey Square, London, SE1 3UN
infowhat's on @map

map
This belongs to
Next in series

Sunday 12 July 2009
Risky Business
Classic film screening


This event is in the past. This is an archive page for reference.
 
Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from:

We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up