West Norwood’s second Free Film Festival of 2017 is coming to you soon and this time with a spooky twist! From 27 – 31 October there will be a mix of new releases and classic supernatural films, along with live bands, DJs and even a creepy local history walk. So rev up your broomsticks, climb out of your coffins and join in for a fun and frightening Halloween weekender!

Film Schedule:

Friday 27 October 8pm
Get Out @ Volcano Coffee Works 62 Tritton Road SE21 8DE

Saturday 28 October 7pm
Ghostbusters
St Luke’s Church, Norwood High Street SE27 0HS

Sunday 29 October 8:30pm
Dawn of the Dead
The Book and Record Bar 20 Norwood High Street SE27 9NR

Monday 30 October 8pm
It Follows
The ClockWorks 6 Nettlefold Place SE27 0JW

Tuesday 31 October 8pm
People’s Choice
The Great North Wood Pub 3 Knight’s Hill SE27 0HS

First come first seated until venue is full at all venues.

Further info. and tickets: West Norwood Free Film Festival website – http://www.freefilmfestivals.org/filmfestival/west-norwood/

Free West Norwood Film Festival

Saturday 25 March and ‘Back to the Future’ saw the launch of the free West Norwood Film Festival. Over this week cult classics, art house favourites and new releases in a mix of venues across the neighbourhood will be screenings completely free. 

The festival will also feature a 48-hour film competition where filmmakers, both aspiring and established, will be invited to create a short film inspired by the local area. The shortlisted films will be screened in a gala on the closing night of the festival and judged by a panel including experts from the BFI.

For further details look at the website – http://www.freefilmfestivals.org/filmfestival/west-norwood

Mon 27 March – 8.00pm – The Goonies at Knowles of Norwood

Tue 28 March – 7.45pm – Memento at the Clockworks

Wed 29 March – 8.00pm – Babette’s Feast at tyhe Otter Cafe

Thur 30 March – 7.30pm – Paterson at Volcano Coffee House (plus poetry from Poetry Slabs)

Fri 31 March – 8.00pm – Northern Soul – The Book and Record Bar (plus DJ set)

Sat 1 April – 1.00pm – Popular Film Vote – Library of Things

Sat 1 April – 7.30pm – 48 Hour Film Competition Finals –  thePortico Gallery

In December 2015 Lambeth granted planning permission for Picturehouse Cinema to proceed with the detailed costings of the redevelopment of Nettlefold Hall and the West Norwood Library, and last week the final stage of authorisation was completed for the new Cinema and Library. This finalises Lambeth’s £3m of investment.

Like so many in the local community we are thrilled this has finally been given the go ahead and are pleased that we will have a thriving town centre that will sit alongside a three screen Picturehouse Cinema. 

Max, Anna and Fred toured the site along with other local cllrs and planning officers late last year and were pleased that a significant part of the new building will be retained for library and community use. 

Work is due to begin soon with an estimated reopening date due to take place in 2017-18. This should be an excellent addition to the Norwood town centre and provide a valuable community asset.

See this link for more information – http://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IssueId=41910&OptionNum=0

West Norwood Library /Cinema update

At this evenings Norwood Forum AGM there was a brief presentation and update from the PictureHouse Cinemas group and Lambeth Council regarding the project. During the discussion it became clear that the planning application is due to be put before planning in roughly two weeks time. 

There will then be an 8 week period of engagement before the steering group committee come to form its own conclusion in October 2015. This in turn would lead to a 5-6 month period of more detailed design work. Building on the site would therefore not really begin until around May 2016 and will take roughly a year to build. 

We’ll look to keep you updated but if you hear anything please do not hesitate to contact us.