October 12 – 30: Films, Photos, and Fun

Hackney Flashers exhibition is a part of Photomonth in October. Pic: Hackney Flashers

Hackney Flashers exhibition is a part of Photomonth in October. Pic: Hackney Flashers

Its Photomonth so take advantage of exhibitions across the East End, or drop into Cafe Crema to look for Eric (Cantona) a great feel-good movie to cheer you as the nights draw in.

Sunday October 12, Chats Palace Community Arts Center, 2-5pm, free
“Hackney Flashers Exposed”

How is the struggle for the most basic of women’s rights being carried on now, forty years later? This is what the ‘The Hackney Flashers Collective’ are asking you. The Hackney Flashers was an active feminist group in London from 1974-1980, who produced notable agitprop exhibitions. During the Photomonth they’re celebrating their 40th anniversary with a rare chance to see some of the exhibition panels from the time.

October 16-27, Old Truman Brewery, 10.30am-7pm, free
“Photography Unplugged”

This event is host by Leica, a famous photograph brand, through 2 weeks you can explore your inner photographer. Leica will host a range of talks, workshops and exhibitions. Experts from Leica will be there to answer any questions you have about photography

Monday November 13, Cass Gallery, 4pm-7pm, free
“Imagining the East End”

If you love East London and photography this is the place for you to go during the Photomonth. This exhibition represents the East End of London, with photographs taken all around the urban London. You can also explore books, essays, films and artifacts.

Sunday October 19, Chisenhale Studios, 2pm-5pm, £10.
“Photowalk with Alina Kisina”

Join a different walk this Sunday afternoon to discover the East End with the photographer Alina Kisina. The walk is designed especially for Photomonth. The walk will last for 1.5 hour and you will get to explore the city through images, and afterwards you will go back to the studio to share, edit and print your favourite images.

For booking www.alinakisina.co.uk

October 27th to November 2nd, Lewisham Shopping Centre, free
“Lover’s Rock Exhibition”

For over 25 years ago, in 1977, photographer, John Goto, took a series of photo portraits of young British African-Caribbean in Lewisham. Now, in 2014 they are out on display again at the same place they were taken. Go and see how South-London’s young generation’s hairstyles and fashion looked like in the 70s.

Thursday, October 9, Café Crema, 8pm, £2.50

Café Crema, that’s placed in the heart of New Cross Road, will be screening the comedy/drama ‘Looking for Eric’. The film is about Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona. Enjoy a good movie along with food and drinks.

Tuesday October 26, The Pawsons Arms, 4.30 pm, free
“Tarantino Double bill”

The film festival in South Norwood and Thornton Heath is celebrating one of Hollywood’s most famous directors; Quentin Tarantino, by screening some of his well-known cult films from the 90s, featuring Samuel Jackson, Uma Thurman and John Travolta. So if you are a big fan of Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown this is the place for you.

Thursday October 30, Norbury Tennis Club, 7.30 pm, free
“Dirty Dancing- Sing-along”

Everyone remember Patrick Swayze’s quote: “Nobody puts Baby in Corner” from Dirty Dancing. It’s been over 20 years since Dirty Dancing came out, but it’s still as popular today as it was in the 80s. Start to rehearse, because singing is encouraged, this is going to be the time of your life.

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