If you’re a film fan living in South East London, don’t miss the treasures on offer this month in the Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festivals.
As well as watching classic Ealing comedy The Ladykillers outdoors in the Nunhead Cemetery, you can see bike-powered screenings in the Herne Hill Velodrome, enjoy environmental classic Baraka at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening, and watch Battleship Potemkin on the roof of Peckham's Multi-Storey Car Park with live music accompaniment.
You can also join in discussions about film at the Nunhead Library, enjoy a DJ night at the Old Nun's Head Pub with film-themed cocktails, take part in walking tours of lost cinemas, and see recent shorts by 15 artists at the Nutbrook Studios in Peckham.
The festivals are organised on an entirely voluntary, not-for-profit basis by a group of dedicated, film- and community-loving local residents. Come along and support them and the community organisations helping them out – it’s all free!
The festivals run from 8 to 18 September in and around Peckham, Nunhead, Herne Hill and Brixton. Visit www.freefilmfestivals.org for more information.
Photo shows the 2010 screening of the 1946 Powell & Pressburger film, A Matter of Life & Death, starring Kim Hunter and David Niven. Copyright Helen Jermyn