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And also Francinos is closed and will be reopening as a chicken shop. Because we definitely need another chicken shop on the high street.
On the plus side, the local rats and pigeons are going to love the discarded bits of chicken that radiate from every chicken shop.
 

lang rabbie

Je ne regrette les gazebos
Streatham Free Film Festival

starts this weekend Full information at: Streatham Free Film Festival


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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (PG)

September 14 @ 1:30 pm
The British Home (Crown Point - buses 249 from central Streatham or 417 from Streatham Hill)

The Breadwinner (12)
September 14 @ 4:00 pm
The British Home
Hailed as “the best animated feature of 2017” (IndieWire) and “nothing short of exceptional” (Variety),

Blade Runner -The Final Cut (15) OUTDOOR SCREENING
September 14 @ 7:45 pm
The Rookery
The best version to see Blade Runner is The Final Cut – the perfectionist director’s definitive cut – bleaker than the original but a…

Being Frank (15)
September 15 @ 1:30 pm
Horse & Groom Pub
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story is the official documentary about maverick Manchester comedian Frank Sidebottom...

Harold and Maude (15) + Local Short
September 15 @ 7:30 pm
Batch & Co. Coffee
“If you’ve ever felt disconnected from society, if you’ve ever felt marginalised, if you’ve ever felt people are trying to tell you who you can…

Widows (15)
September 16 @ 8:00 pm
Horse & Groom Pub
Widows is a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. McQueen‘s latest thriller tells the story of four women…

Do The Right Thing (15) 30th Anniversary
September 17 @ 7:30 pm
Streatham Wine House
Set on one block of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighbourhoods, at the height of summer, this 1989 masterpiece by Spike Lee confirmed him as…

Film Quiz
September 17 @ 8:00 pm
THE REBEL INN
Test your film knowledge at our annual quiz. Will picture, music and creative rounds. Teams of up to 6 players. £2 pp entry, monies go toward next years festival.

Cine Shots – short film night
September 17 @ 8:00 pm
Horse & Groom Pub
Cine Shots is a Streatham initiative that aims to give up-and-coming London-based filmmakers a chance to screen their short films as well as provide a platform for them to network.

Diego Maradona (12A)
September 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Railway
Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona .

The Babadook (15) – Headphone cinema space
September 18 @ 8:00 pm
Exhibit B
This simple yet shiver-inducing tale, the auspicious feature debut of Australian writer/director Jennifer Kent, makes for one of the better horror movies of recent times….

Ten Billion + Post Film Discussion
September 19 @ 7:30 pm
Streatham Library
Ten Billion is a film about us. It’s a film about you, your children, your parents, your friends. It’s about every one of us...
[Lang Rabbie editorialises - it is a joint event with Plastic Free Streatham so will be full of the usual suspects]

The Lost Boys (15)
September 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Leigham Well
We are going back to the 80’s with this cult vampire classic. The plot revolves around two brothers who move to California, where they end…

Mary Poppins Returns (U) – OUTDOOR SCREENING
September 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Rookery
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. …

Big City Stories : Black London’s Film Heritiage (U)
September 22 @ 1:00 pm
Horse & Groom Pub
The screening of ‘Big City Stories’ by Black History Studies follows the London’s African-Caribbean population through the last century: their changing lives and perceptions as…

Amazing Grace (U) + Gospel Choir *** SOLD OUT ***
September 22 @ 3:00 pm
The Hideaway
Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans and anyone…

Amazing Grace
September 22 @ 7:00 pm
The Hideaway
Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans and anyone…

Mantra: sound into silence (U) + guided chanting exercise
September 22 @ 7:30 pm
Yoga Edge
This documentary exploration into the social phenomenon of chanting focuses on the people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing…

Some Like It Hot (12)
September 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Railway
One of the great classic movies of all time – a 1959 American romantic comedy film set in the 1920s. Two musicians (Tony Curtis and…

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One Of Those Things (12A)
September 25 @ 7:30 pm
Streatham Space Project
Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she…

Patti Cake$ (15) – Headphone cinema space
September 25 @ 8:00 pm
Exhibit B
Fed up with life in her New Jersey hometown, Patricia Dombrowski, aka Patti Cake$, hopes to follow in the footsteps of her idol and hit…

RUDEBOY (12) Q+A PLUS DJ set
September 26 @ 7:30 pm
The White Lion Pub
RUDEBOY is the incredible retelling of the love affair between Jamaican and British Youth culture told through the prism of one the most iconic record…

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (PG) 30th Anniversary screening
September 26 @ 8:00 pm
Chalkpit
Sit back in Chalkpit as high school no-hopers, Bill and Ted, leap in and out of history, meeting such people as Napoleon, Socrates and Billy…

The Cabin in the Woods (15)
September 27 @ 8:15 pm
The Woodfield Project
Horror comes to our very own cabin in the woods. We’ll be screening 2012’s The Cabin in the Woods in the Woodfield Pavilion. This horror-comedy…

Rocketman (15) + after film party Booking required
September 27 @ 8:15 pm
The Hideaway
‘Rocketman’ is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and…

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (U)
September 28 @ 1:30 pm
Streatham Drop In
The eagerly-awaited sequel to the smash hit original, ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’. Max, Duke, Snowball, Gidget and Chloe are back for ‘The Secret Life…

This Is Spinal Tap (15) + 80s Party
September 28 @ 8:30 pm
The Rabbit Hole
We’re turning it up to eleven with Rob Reiner’s cult classic, This Is Spinal Tap for our final film of the festival. Air guitar…
 

editor

hiraethified
Streatham Free Film Festival

starts this weekend Full information at: Streatham Free Film Festival


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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (PG)

September 14 @ 1:30 pm
The British Home (Crown Point - buses 249 from central Streatham or 417 from Streatham Hill)

The Breadwinner (12)
September 14 @ 4:00 pm
The British Home
Hailed as “the best animated feature of 2017” (IndieWire) and “nothing short of exceptional” (Variety),

Blade Runner -The Final Cut (15) OUTDOOR SCREENING
September 14 @ 7:45 pm
The Rookery
The best version to see Blade Runner is The Final Cut – the perfectionist director’s definitive cut – bleaker than the original but a…

Being Frank (15)
September 15 @ 1:30 pm
Horse & Groom Pub
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story is the official documentary about maverick Manchester comedian Frank Sidebottom...

Harold and Maude (15) + Local Short
September 15 @ 7:30 pm
Batch & Co. Coffee
“If you’ve ever felt disconnected from society, if you’ve ever felt marginalised, if you’ve ever felt people are trying to tell you who you can…

Widows (15)
September 16 @ 8:00 pm
Horse & Groom Pub
Widows is a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. McQueen‘s latest thriller tells the story of four women…

Do The Right Thing (15) 30th Anniversary
September 17 @ 7:30 pm
Streatham Wine House
Set on one block of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighbourhoods, at the height of summer, this 1989 masterpiece by Spike Lee confirmed him as…

Film Quiz
September 17 @ 8:00 pm
THE REBEL INN
Test your film knowledge at our annual quiz. Will picture, music and creative rounds. Teams of up to 6 players. £2 pp entry, monies go toward next years festival.

Cine Shots – short film night
September 17 @ 8:00 pm
Horse & Groom Pub
Cine Shots is a Streatham initiative that aims to give up-and-coming London-based filmmakers a chance to screen their short films as well as provide a platform for them to network.

Diego Maradona (12A)
September 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Railway
Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona .

The Babadook (15) – Headphone cinema space
September 18 @ 8:00 pm
Exhibit B
This simple yet shiver-inducing tale, the auspicious feature debut of Australian writer/director Jennifer Kent, makes for one of the better horror movies of recent times….

Ten Billion + Post Film Discussion
September 19 @ 7:30 pm
Streatham Library
Ten Billion is a film about us. It’s a film about you, your children, your parents, your friends. It’s about every one of us...
[Lang Rabbie editorialises - it is a joint event with Plastic Free Streatham so will be full of the usual suspects]

The Lost Boys (15)
September 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Leigham Well
We are going back to the 80’s with this cult vampire classic. The plot revolves around two brothers who move to California, where they end…

Mary Poppins Returns (U) – OUTDOOR SCREENING
September 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Rookery
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. …

Big City Stories : Black London’s Film Heritiage (U)
September 22 @ 1:00 pm
Horse & Groom Pub
The screening of ‘Big City Stories’ by Black History Studies follows the London’s African-Caribbean population through the last century: their changing lives and perceptions as…

Amazing Grace (U) + Gospel Choir *** SOLD OUT ***
September 22 @ 3:00 pm
The Hideaway
Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans and anyone…

Amazing Grace
September 22 @ 7:00 pm
The Hideaway
Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans and anyone…

Mantra: sound into silence (U) + guided chanting exercise
September 22 @ 7:30 pm
Yoga Edge
This documentary exploration into the social phenomenon of chanting focuses on the people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing…

Some Like It Hot (12)
September 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Railway
One of the great classic movies of all time – a 1959 American romantic comedy film set in the 1920s. Two musicians (Tony Curtis and…

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One Of Those Things (12A)
September 25 @ 7:30 pm
Streatham Space Project
Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she…

Patti Cake$ (15) – Headphone cinema space
September 25 @ 8:00 pm
Exhibit B
Fed up with life in her New Jersey hometown, Patricia Dombrowski, aka Patti Cake$, hopes to follow in the footsteps of her idol and hit…

RUDEBOY (12) Q+A PLUS DJ set
September 26 @ 7:30 pm
The White Lion Pub
RUDEBOY is the incredible retelling of the love affair between Jamaican and British Youth culture told through the prism of one the most iconic record…

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (PG) 30th Anniversary screening
September 26 @ 8:00 pm
Chalkpit
Sit back in Chalkpit as high school no-hopers, Bill and Ted, leap in and out of history, meeting such people as Napoleon, Socrates and Billy…

The Cabin in the Woods (15)
September 27 @ 8:15 pm
The Woodfield Project
Horror comes to our very own cabin in the woods. We’ll be screening 2012’s The Cabin in the Woods in the Woodfield Pavilion. This horror-comedy…

Rocketman (15) + after film party Booking required
September 27 @ 8:15 pm
The Hideaway
‘Rocketman’ is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and…

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (U)
September 28 @ 1:30 pm
Streatham Drop In
The eagerly-awaited sequel to the smash hit original, ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’. Max, Duke, Snowball, Gidget and Chloe are back for ‘The Secret Life…

This Is Spinal Tap (15) + 80s Party
September 28 @ 8:30 pm
The Rabbit Hole
We’re turning it up to eleven with Rob Reiner’s cult classic, This Is Spinal Tap for our final film of the festival. Air guitar…
Thanks for posting this. I'll put a piece up on Buzz tomorrow.
 

lang rabbie

Je ne regrette les gazebos
Now confirmed -

FREE performances of Shakespeare in the Rookery
Sat 21st and Sunday 22nd September at 3.30pm

Running time: 2 hours, including 15 minute interval
Suitable for all ages
www.whereforetheatre.com

A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare’s most popular play comes to life the enchanting backdrop of the Streatham Common Rookery. Immerse yourself in this classic tale of impossible love, magic and mischief as the story unfolds around you. Picnic baskets and blankets are encouraged.

Produced by the team who brought you the hit immersive Halloween show: 'The Hollow,' Wherefore Theatre is back bringing the best in family entertainment to one of Streatham's most beautiful outdoor spaces.

Tickets are free to encourage everyone who wants to can attend! If you would like to make a donation to help support accessible theatre for all, we would be very grateful.

Booking on Eventbrite
Wherefore Theatre Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream
 

KatyF

Well-Known Member
And in more new things opening in Streatham news - what used to be the bank next to the library is now a Costa. Because we definitely need more chain coffee shops. In fact, we don't need any more coffee shops at all.
 

shakespearegirl

just worked out taglines
According to my street email group, it was a shooting at the Barber next to the Elm Park. One person injured but not fatal. Totally unsubstantiated though.
 

BusLanes

Pedestrian
I heard some noises late last night that were either rifle shots (light/low calibre multiple shots) or fireworks.

I assumed latter as that's usually the case here like 99% of the time.
 

DJWrongspeed

radio eros
Lambeth Labour are electing a new candidate this saturday. Is Labour likely to get a landslide like last time?
I've already had a LibDem canvasser round and wondered given we are such a remain constituency they might have a chance this time.
 

BusLanes

Pedestrian
Lambeth Labour are electing a new candidate this saturday. Is Labour likely to get a landslide like last time?
I've already had a LibDem canvasser round and wondered given we are such a remain constituency they might have a chance this time.
I doubt it will be a landslide - although a win is a win.

Labour have had it good in Lambeth 2015-17. The Tories were trending down in Lambeth and the Libs collapsed. The Greens obviously came back a bit in 14 but not enough to be a viable threat. Now roll on 2019 and it does seem possible at least that Labour's 9-10 years of pilling on votes in central-middle London may at least retreat a bit. That doesn't mean they lose seats though but it may be closer to 2005 or 2010 than 2017.

Labour/Chuka worked pretty hard in 2010 as did the Libs and Nicholson. Has anyone actually worked hard in the constituency since then?
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
Lambeth Labour are electing a new candidate this saturday. Is Labour likely to get a landslide like last time?
I've already had a LibDem canvasser round and wondered given we are such a remain constituency they might have a chance this time.
I do hope this election isn't just about Brexit.

LDs are trying to present themselves as the progressive Remain party.

But would LDs if in power really do tackle inequality or climate change?

The election leaflets they are putting out say this.

Record of Swinson is very patchy.

Sociologist Phil Burton-Cartledge dubs Swinson a “yellow Tory”, finding she voted with the Conservative whip nearly 850 times between 2010 and 2015 - more often than senior Tories Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove. Swinson herself penned a March 2018 Mail on Sunday column demanding a statue of Thatcher in Parliament Square.
This article looks at her wavering between public concern on the big issues and her actual practice

Jo Swinson, fracking and social justice

More fundamentally for twenty-first century liberals, can centrist parties sustain incremental green policies while ignoring poverty and inequality? And what happens when environmental tinkering accompanies attacks on the poor, entrenches inequality, or hurts struggling people?
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
Right but if we go on numbers of times current party leaders have voted with the Tories, well.
Sorry I don't understand.

LDs chance of power came with going into coalition with the Tories. That was LD choice.

They supported Tories inflicting austerity on this country.

This was a political choice.

Now Swinson is saying she won't work with Corbyn led Labour party as Corbyn is "unfit" to lead this country. Its for me really aggravating. She never talked about Tories led by Cameron in this way. Despite the damage they did to this country.

What I'm saying is that Liberals now saying they are a party of the progressive centre left should be treated voters with extreme caution.

Swinson is part of those LDs who worked with Tories.

Her own Liberalism is of the right of the LD as a party.
 

BusLanes

Pedestrian
I had some brief dealings with Braithwaite last year and she seemed pleasant but a bit of a party hack. Which I guess is normal enough
 
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