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THE PEOPLE'S FILM CLUB // TOMORROW
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

THE PEOPLE'S FILM CLUB // TOMORROW

The People's Film Club & Divest Hackney present: TOMORROW & panel discussion

Faced with a scientific study that stated that at current rates of resource consumption and environmental damage could lead to a extinction-level event by the end of this century, TOMORROW’s filmmakers set out to find the communities around the world that are fighting to protect our planet.

Following the film, there will be a panel discussing combating climate change in our local community, led by Divest Hackney.

7pm, Tuesday 21st April at Grow, Hackney.

£5 (standard) / £7 (solidarity) - all proceeds will go to EcoACTIVE Education, a charity which provides hands-on, practical environmental education to children.

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‘“Tomorrow” wastes little time trying to convince us that that world is ending. It takes that as a known fact, and then highlights the people who are fighting in small but appreciable ways to stop that from happening.’ - Variety

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Sign Divest Hackney’s petition here: https://campaigns.gofossilfree.org/petitions/divest-hackney-council-from-fossil-fuels

For more information, email divesthackney@gmail.com

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LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: A BEAUTIFUL BODY HORROR VIDEO SHOW
Jan
13
6:30 PM18:30

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: A BEAUTIFUL BODY HORROR VIDEO SHOW

A Beautiful Body Horror Video Show

We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the London Short Film Festival in January, alongside the ICARich Mix LondonRegent Street Cinema and Curzon Cinema Soho . On Sat 12 and Sun 13 January, the Air Draft returns to Grow and throughout the weekend, films and performances will be shown on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE (ON AIR DRAFT)

A programme of work by artist filmmakers whose work delves into manipulation of the human body, whether through animation or in real life, to create grotesque and stunning images which amaze and astound. We showcase work by Rachel MacLean, Ross Blake, David Lewandowski, Jasmine de Silva, Bart Hess, Nadia Lee Cohen, Monica Menez, Harriet Fleuriot &; Sarah Cockings.

FOOD & DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and Processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

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LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY: THE ART OF LIVING AND THE SCIENCE OF LIFE
Jan
13
5:15 PM17:15

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY: THE ART OF LIVING AND THE SCIENCE OF LIFE

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We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the London Short Film Festival in January, alongside the ICARich Mix LondonRegent Street Cinema and Curzon Cinema Soho . On Sat 12 and Sun 13 January, the Air Draft returns to Grow and throughout the weekend, films and performances will be shown on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

ABOUT THIS FILM (ON AIRDRAFT)

Nick Jordan/Clara Casian, 2017, UK, 59’

A documentary portrait of Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research (Braziers), a resident community and progressive college exploring co-existence, collective work and our place in nature. Centred upon insights from current residents and members, the film interweaves scenes of daily life with the natural features, architectural characteristics and diverse cultural history of the community.

Set in the wider context of intentional communities, sustainable living, and the economics ofpostcapitalism, Intentional Community explores the ‘sociobiological’ ideas of Braziers’ founders -psychiatrist Norman Glaister and educationalist Dorothy Glaister, who established the community in 1950 as a social experiment in group co-existence. Today, Braziers is the longest-running secular resident community in the UK, and hosts courses and festivals such as Supernormal.

Structured with a collaged, layered approach, the composite film makes correspondences between the past and present, combing interior and exterior spaces of the gothic manor house with material from Braziers’ archive of photographs, audio recordings and film; including scenes from a Situationist gathering in 1964, attended by writers Alexander Trocchi and Jeff Nuttall, artist John Latham and psychiatrist R.D. Laing. Intentional Community also explores Braziers’ links to the Common Wealth political party, the Order of Woodcraft Chivalry/Kibbo Kift and GrithFyrd peace camps, reflecting Braziers’ deep-rooted social values, progressive ideas on education, ecological awareness and pertinent links to the counterculture.

Original soundtrack score by Lord Mongo.

FOOD & DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and Processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

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LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // SKETCH NIGHT & LIVE COMEDY
Jan
13
5:00 PM17:00

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // SKETCH NIGHT & LIVE COMEDY

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We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the London Short Film Festival in January, alongside the ICARich Mix LondonRegent Street Cinema and Curzon Cinema Soho . On Sat 12 and Sun 13 January, the Air Draft returns to Grow and throughout the weekend, films and performances will be shown on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

ABOUT THE SKETCH NIGHT & LIVE COMEDY

LSFF’s always raucous Sketch Night is back delivering quick hit shorts and live comedy to thaw out your wintry soul. Warm up with Bug’s Adam Buxton, Steve Oram (Aaaaaaaah!), Mathew Kelly (Stars in your Eyes), Asa Butterfield (Hugo) and Jason Flemyng (Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels) appearing as psychopathic puppets, Scandi detectives, devil worshippers and, you know, everything in between. 64’

Live comedy from sketch duo Ladylikes interrogating gender expectations and female relationships, and Nigerian-born, London-based stand up Akin Omobitan. In association with Short Sighted Cinema. Hosted by Gem Carmella.

Full programme at https://shortfilms.org.uk/lsff2019/events/2019-01-13-new-shorts-sketch-night-live-comedy

FOOD & DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and Processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

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LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // EXPRMNTL
Jan
13
4:00 PM16:00

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // EXPRMNTL

EXPRMNTL

We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the London Short Film Festival in January, alongside the ICARich Mix LondonRegent Street Cinema and Curzon Cinema Soho . On Sat 12 and Sun 13 January, the Air Draft returns to Grow and throughout the weekend, films and performances will be shown on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

ABOUT THIS FILM (ON AIRDRAFT)

Brecht Debackere, 2016, Netherlands, 65’

Knokke, Belgium. A small mundane coastal town, home to the beau-monde. To compete with Venice and Cannes, the posh casino hosts the second World Festival of Film and the Arts in 1949, organized in part by the Royal Cinematheque of Belgium. To celebrate cinema’s 50 year existence, they put together a side programme showcasing the medium in all its shapes and forms: surrealist film, absolute film, dadaist film, abstract film. The side programme would soon become a festival in its own right called Exprmntl, dedicated to experimental cinema, and would become a mythical gathering of the avant-garde, championing Expanded Cinema and the integration of multimedia arts, music and non-cinema spaces. Exprmntl knew only five editions, in 1949, 1958, 1963, 1967 and 1974 but those five editions became known as the most legendary of all experimental film festivals.

The documentary Exprmntl tells the story of experimental film through the history of this festival, a history which tells us how we came to understand what we watch, a history which questions the very nature of film and how a big part of how we understand our world relies on the very nature of moving images, very much in line and a source of inspiration for LSFF’s programming.

FOOD & DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and Processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

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LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // EMO VIDEO JUKEBOX
Jan
12
to Jan 13

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // EMO VIDEO JUKEBOX

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We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the London Short Film Festival in January, alongside the ICARich Mix LondonRegent Street Cinema and Curzon Cinema Soho . On Sat 12 and Sun 13 January, the Air Draft returns to Grow and throughout the weekend, films and performances will be shown on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

After a packed programme during the day, Satrurday culminates in the Emo Video Jukebox.

ABOUT THE EVENT

After gestating for the better part of the Nineties, emo broke through to the MTV2 mainstream in the early Aughts, suckering in the angsty young hearts and existential woes of a million kohl-eyed teens.

For LSFF’s Saturday night offering, don your skinniest skinnies and come revel in your nostalgia for the millennium’s last true subculture. We’re throwing it back with a music video jukebox from the pre-broadband golden age of punk rock and emo, featuring directors Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry and the music of Taking Back SundayJimmy Eat WorldRival Schools and many more.

FOOD AND DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and Processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

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LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: LONE TAXIDERMIST PERFORMS TRIFLE
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: LONE TAXIDERMIST PERFORMS TRIFLE

TRIFLE.jpg

We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the London Short Film Festival in January, alongside the ICARich Mix LondonRegent Street Cinema and Curzon Cinema Soho . On Sat 12 and Sun 13 January, the Air Draft returns to Grow and throughout the weekend, films and performances will be shown on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE (ON AIR DRAFT)

Fresh from the twisted machinations and fertile imagination of Cumbrian-born, London-dwelling artist and seer Natalie Sharp, Lone Taxidermist’s debut album Trifle is a gallery of grotesquerie not recommended for either the nervous of disposition or lactose intolerant. Arriving from a nocturnal world of sex and skullduggery, these irreverent and outlandish ditties exist on a unique psychic realm in which the profane and profound happily step out together on the lash - a collision between the high-maintenance and the kitchen sink that’s a feverish spectacle tobehold. The live experience of this musical and visual journey takes us into the unruly depths of sploshing, gender bending, food porn and squelchy mass ritual. Lone Taxidermist’s utterly bizarre and otherworldly dominatrix tactics, all wrapped up in plastic, turn audiences members into exhibitionists.

Invariably on the lookout for new and surreal dimensions of expression, Sharp’s malicious metier lurks somewhere between the eldritch diva manifestations of Diamanda Galas and the wry reflections of Victoria Wood, yet equally driven by a magpie spirit and conceptual chutzpah redolent of Leigh Bowery and an acidic wit damaged by John Cooper Clarke. It’s a stylistic path that has led to her being increasingly over-subscribed as collaborative maverick of choice for a dizzying array of artists, including recent work with Jenny Hval and Gazelle Twin.

FOOD & DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and Processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

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LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: A BEAUTIFUL BODY HORROR VIDEO SHOW
Jan
12
5:45 PM17:45

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: A BEAUTIFUL BODY HORROR VIDEO SHOW

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We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the London Short Film Festival in January, alongside the ICARich Mix LondonRegent Street Cinema and Curzon Cinema Soho . On Sat 12 and Sun 13 January, the Air Draft returns to Grow and throughout the weekend, films and performances will be shown on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE (ON AIR DRAFT)

A programme of work by artist filmmakers whose work delves into manipulation of the human body, whether through animation or in real life, to create grotesque and stunning images which amaze and astound. We showcase work by Rachel MacLean, Ross Blake, David Lewandowski, Jasmine de Silva, Bart Hess, Nadia Lee Cohen, Monica Menez, Harriet Fleuriot &; Sarah Cockings.

FOOD & DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and Processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

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LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // ACTION SPACE
Jan
12
4:30 PM16:30

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // ACTION SPACE

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We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the London Short Film Festival in January, alongside the ICARich Mix LondonRegent Street Cinema and Curzon Cinema Soho . On Sat 12 and Sun 13 January, the Air Draft returns to Grow and throughout the weekend, films and performances will be shown on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

ABOUT THIS FILM (IN GROW)

Huw Wahl, UK 2016, 86 mins

Founded by the filmmaker’s father Ken Turner and Mary Turner in 1968, Action Space used large interactive inflatable structures to create interventions into public spaces. By bringing together artists, performers, dancers, painters and musicians, the movement sought to produce cultural democratic spaces for art, education and creative play outside of the restrictive gallery system arena. This film looks at the years between ‘68 and ‘78, exploring contemporary and pertinent issues around public / private space, individual / collective creativity, community and responsibility, emancipation and play. Featuring archive footage alongside discussions with key members of the movement, present-day writers and theorists, it uses the construction of a new inflatable to bring these arguments into the contemporary realm. This is the story of a radical artist-led art movement told through a personal lens.

FOOD & DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and Processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

View Event →
LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: LONE TAXIDERMIST PERFORMS TRIFLE
Jan
12
4:00 PM16:00

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL // A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: LONE TAXIDERMIST PERFORMS TRIFLE

TRIFLE.jpg

We’re very excited to annouce we’re hosting the London Short Film Festival in January, alongside the ICARich Mix LondonRegent Street Cinema and Curzon Cinema Soho . On Sat 12 and Sun 13 January, the Air Draft returns to Grow and throughout the weekend, films and performances will be shown on this floating pavillion and inside Grow itself. Read our blog for the full programme of events.

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE (ON AIR DRAFT)

Fresh from the twisted machinations and fertile imagination of Cumbrian-born, London-dwelling artist and seer Natalie Sharp, Lone Taxidermist’s debut album Trifle is a gallery of grotesquerie not recommended for either the nervous of disposition or lactose intolerant. Arriving from a nocturnal world of sex and skullduggery, these irreverent and outlandish ditties exist on a unique psychic realm in which the profane and profound happily step out together on the lash - a collision between the high-maintenance and the kitchen sink that’s a feverish spectacle tobehold. The live experience of this musical and visual journey takes us into the unruly depths of sploshing, gender bending, food porn and squelchy mass ritual. Lone Taxidermist’s utterly bizarre and otherworldly dominatrix tactics, all wrapped up in plastic, turn audiences members into exhibitionists.

Invariably on the lookout for new and surreal dimensions of expression, Sharp’s malicious metier lurks somewhere between the eldritch diva manifestations of Diamanda Galas and the wry reflections of Victoria Wood, yet equally driven by a magpie spirit and conceptual chutzpah redolent of Leigh Bowery and an acidic wit damaged by John Cooper Clarke. It’s a stylistic path that has led to her being increasingly over-subscribed as collaborative maverick of choice for a dizzying array of artists, including recent work with Jenny Hval and Gazelle Twin.

FOOD & DRINK

You can also enjoy a range of organic, independent and fair-trade drinks and lunch from the guest vegan kitchen at this totally unique creative space by the River Lea in Hackney Wick.

From organic wines and processco , mulled wine and cider, ales and a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kumbucha and Rejuce, you can enjoy the views canal side in their winter garden or the inside space transformed from an old sausage factory.

Operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow has been created by local artists and social entrepreneurs and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year.

View Event →