Showing posts from November, 2017

Merry Woofmas the Christmas movie for The Hamlets Pop-Up Cinema

December’s movie choice goes festive with Merry Woofmas. Also known as Up on the Wooftop, this American doggy tale is great fun to watch for all the family. Santa's dog Toby has one dream: to lead Santa's sleigh. After being left behind at a family home on a pre-Christmas test-flight, Toby must convince the family he really is Santa's dog and join forces with them to make his way back to the North Pole. See below for the film’s trailer. Our monthly pop-up screenings around the fabulous London Borough of Tower Hamlets take us to Bethnal Green’s Account 3 for December. The Merry Woofmas screening is on Saturday afternoon, 16 Dec, and is suitable for children and families, with a PG age certification. Account 3 is a BME-women led social enterprise providing training and advice, and two nurseries for local people, making it ideal for this family-orientated film. We discovered this fantastic venue thanks to two of our trainees who work there. The free

Learn how to run your own community cinema with The Hamlets in December

East London's The Hamlets Pop-Up Cinema is back in December with more free training for those wanting to learn how to run a community cinema or film club. The one-day session is open to local residents and those who work in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The training day will take place on Saturday 9 th December at Four Corners on Roman Road, and will be again be run by Cinema for All . It will build on the first training session , but newcomers are also most welcome to attend. As places are limited, those interested should register their place as soon as possible. The programme for the day is as follows, 11:00 - 11:30am:               Tea/Coffee and Intro 11:30 - 1:00pm:                 Session 1: Marketing and Social Media Workshop 1:00 - 2:00pm:                   Lunch (organisers to provide) 2:00 - 3:30pm:                   Session 2: Sustainability 3:30 - 4:00pm:                   Questions 4:00pm:                              Training Ends

The Hamlets host Q&A with award-wining Bangladeshi filmmaker Tauquir Ahmed in Brick Lane

Tauquir Ahmed speaking at Q&A hosted by The Hamlets at Masala Restaurant, Brick Lane, 01 Nov. 2017 On 1 st November, The Hamlets Pop-Up Cinema enjoyed a cultural scoop when it hosted Tauquir Ahmed – an acclaimed actor turned writer and director from Bangladesh. Twenty guests, including famous Bengali actress Jayasree Kabir and Rainbow Film Society founder Mostafa Kamal, attended a special dinner at Masala Restaurant in Brick Lane to hear the filmmaker talk candidly about his career and topical issues, including modern-day slave labour and the genocide against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. The evening started with an informal reception in the private room at Masala. Project leader and Balik Arts founder Yeşim Güzelpınar welcomed everyone and gave a brief explanation about The Hamlets, a community cinema initiative funded by Tower Hamlets Council as part of its Thriving High Streets programme. Guests at The Hamlets Q&A with Tauquir Ahmed enjoyed a warm and