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Brunswick Park



SE5 7RH    

Join us for a free film fest in Brunswick Park as our pop up cinema returns with a weekend extravaganza!

Friday 6 September, 7.30-9pm

Scene on the Green

The Brunswick Park Film Festival opens with a magical transformation of The Bower building into a 16mm projection booth showing a programme of artists' films and archive material selected and projected by local filmmakers David Leister and Lucy Harris including films by Margaret Tait, Alia Syed, Peter Todd and Mary Stark.

Artists Blanca Regina and Pierre Bouvier Patron use videomapping to create beautiful light interventions in the surrounding park. 

Drinks will be served!

Saturday 7 September, 9pm

Outdoor Cinema

Paris is Burning (1990)

Pop-up screening of the iconic documentary 'Paris is Burning' (1991) directed by Jennie Livingston. The film captures an intimate portrait of Harlem's drag ball scene in the 1980's, underground dance and costume extravaganzas that were a major part of New York City's gay and drag communities.

"..It's still as enthralling and rapturous and disarmingly truthful as it was 25 years ago, and its critiques of race, calss, gender, capitalism...are still relevant.."

Les Fabian Brathwaite, Out Magazine 2017.

Rated 15. 

Popcorn + licensed bar.

20% of bar takings will be donated to The Outside Project - The UK's first LGBTIQ+ Community Shelter and Centre.

On the same night our neighbours The Chateau are back from summer break with "Chateau Nights" promising their "premium brand of queer avant-garde trash DEBAUCHERY; SE London's finest" with performances and DJs until late.

Sunday 8 September, 3pm

Kids Club

Free kids' goodie bags with every coffee purchase at our cafe The Bower Hut to accompany a screening of the beautiful, hand-drawn animation 'Song of the Sea'. Showing in the seated area to the rear of our cafe The Bower Hut, 'Song of the Sea' tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse- the last seal-child-who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.

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All events are free, no booking required. All welcome!

Supported by the Neighbourhoods Fund, Southwark Council.