Film London, through London's Screen Archives, is proud to be taking the KinoVan to Bexley on 7 September, showing a specially-selected programme of archive films. The KinoVan is a mobile cinema showing films from across London. Each screening gives a unique insight into your borough's past, with a mix of old home movies and other gems from the archive. We also reveal the hidden stories behind the films, including memories from the original filmmakers.
The screening forms part of Film London's work to unlock the capital's incredibly rich film heritage, helping to preserve and restore footage documenting London life, as well as getting thousands of Londoners to watch the historic films held by museums and archives across the capital.
This work forms part of a three year project called London: A Bigger Picture, and local residents are being asked to not just watch some of the footage we've already collected but also to contribute, take part and lend their support to the project. First and foremost, we're actively seeking local film footage – everything from old home movies and footage shot by film clubs through to locally shot public and corporate films.
Whether your films feature personal stories or capture the momentous moments that helped shape our city, they ultimately help us build a bigger, better picture of how life was lived across London, so if you or a family member have a box of old films, then we definitely want to hear from you!
You can also share your knowledge with us, letting us know where or when films were shot, or helping us identify the person, film club or company who made them. For those of you who want to get even more involved, we offer a range of exciting training and volunteering opportunities to help budding archivists of all ages.
On Saturday 7 September the KinoVan will be in Erith Town Centre.