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This Week 31st August – 6th September

31 August 2015 Imogen Greenberg

September brings free festivals to London in abundance. Celebrate creativity in Covent Garden with the Royal Opera House’s Ignite Festival; travel back in time on the Thames with the Totally Thames Festival; or enjoy free films in incredible locations at Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival. Take your pick!

Deloitte Ignite Festival

Deloitte Ignite Festival takes over Covent Garden Piazza and the Royal Opera House to present the finest singers, musicians, dancers, costume and prop makers and street performers in a series of free events.

This festival is all about engaging new audiences in creative ways, and showcasing emerging talent. On the 4th, 5th and 6th September, to mark the opening of the festival, the piazza-side walls of the Royal Opera House will be transformed in to a spectacular piece of visual art. Every half an hour, the full façade becomes a canvas, celebrating the building’s history and shining a spotlight on the creativity that flourishes there, on and off stage. Weaving projection-mapped animation and film footage, it features clips from some of the best performances from the Opera House’s history.

For more information on the Projection Spectacular, and other free events taking place throughout September, please see the website.


Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival

The Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival is in its sixth year, and includes screenings and events across parks, pubs, churches, community centres, cafes, a cemetery and even a waste management facility.

Highlights of this week include a bike-powered outdoor screening of Gravity on Peckham Rye; a screening of Oscar winning foreign language film Ida and Oscar-nominated documentary Virunga; an evening of animated shorts from around the world followed by a screening of Persepolis, adapted from the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi; The Makeshift Cinema presents an evening of six short films about south London; Nunhead cemetery presents an evening of sound, projected light and digital animations; a family screening of Shaun The Sheep including a community party with food, music and a bouncy castle.

For more information on these screenings and others in the festival, please see the website.

 

Totally Thames Festival

The Totally Thames Festival is a month-long season of river-related events including art, music, open days, family fun, talks, walks and of course boats.

Highlights include Rivers of the World, in which hundreds of young people from river cities around the world worked with artists to create huge artworks, which will be exhibited along the Southbank. A Mile in My Shoes is an audio portrait of a square mile in Wandsworth created in collaboration with local residents and members of the community, presented to the public as an interactive shoe shop. There will also be a series of archaeological walks along the river, exploring London’s hidden history. Try the Trig Lane tour, aimed at young archaeologists, helping them discover the archaeology of the waterfront from its Roman origin to the Victorian period with Museum of London Archaeology specialists.

For more information on these events and others, please see the website.



Last Chance – 1984

This is your last chance to see this critically acclaimed international five-star smash hit production, adapted from George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece.

It is April 1984 and Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

This radical and lauded staging explores surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever before.

For more information, and to book tickets, please see the website.

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