Silver Screens of Southwark – Museums at Night at the Cuming Museum
Friday 13 May, 6pm to 8pm
Come and join us for an evening about cinemas in Southwark. See objects from the Cinema Museum and find out about riots in cinemas in the 1950s. Why not come in period clothes and get swept up in the magic of the cinema.
Activities will include
- An opportunity to get a closer look at objects from the Cinema Museum’s incredible collections
- Chris Roberts, London writer and erstwhile editor of the 21st Century penny dreadful One Eye Grey will recount Teddy Boy riots in Elephant and Castle cinemas in the 1950s
- Martin Humphries from the Cinema Museum will talk on the Cinema Museum and early cinema
- Andrew Pavord from Southwark’s film office will discuss modern filming in Southwark
Pictures, Places, People: Elephant to Camberwell
Saturday 28 May to Saturday 29 October 2011
This exhibition will explore the history of the area through the voices of its residents. On display will be paintings, photographs and prints drawn from the Southwark Art Collection and Local History Library. These rich resources provide a visual record of changes up, down and around the Walworth Road, both to the physical environment and social spaces. The exhibition will include images of buildings now lost to development or reused in new ways, streets scenes showing long-gone retail outlets and outmoded forms of transport, and events and aspects of community life unfamiliar to many of the borough’s younger or newer residents. The stories of the people of the area who lived through these changes will be central to this exhibition, which will be developed with groups at Blackfriars Settlement, InSpire and Southwark Pensioners Centre.
Originally broadcast May 5th 2011 on Resonance 104.4FM.