Preview: 'London Moves Me' Screening In Trafalgar Square

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Preview: 'London Moves Me' Screening In Trafalgar Square

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Boats on Tower Bridge, 1905
On Thursday evening, Trafalgar Square plays host to an evening of free screeings as part of the BFI 53rd London Film Festival.

A dry description of the content might fail to excite your senses - the evening is a celebration of transport in the capital - but the reality is a fascinating look at how we move around the city. It's easy to forget that the modes of transport we use to get from place to place form a visual and psychological background to our lives, but nothing provides such a joyful reminder as moving images of Londoners throughout history.

More than twenty films from the BFI national archive include Victorian ladies cycling through Hyde Park, horse-towed barges traversing Hackney, Kings Cross and Camden and a skateboarder’s odyssey from the Thames Barrier to the South Bank, all accompanied by acclaimed live pianist Neil Brand.

London Moves Me starts at 6.30pm and is free to watch.

Last Updated 20 October 2009