Immerse yourself in the arts, under the arches
If you’ve never checked out south London’s tiniest, loveliest cinema, now’s your chance. Whirled Cinema in Loughborough Junction, is hosting its regular arts salon this coming Monday. Alongside storytelling from the writer and sometime London walking tour guide, Chris Roberts, highlights include talks by the author Rupert Thomson whose new book Secrecy is inspired by the life and work of eccentric wax artist Gaetano Giulio Zumbo. Also reading is C E Meredith, whose novel The Devil’s Ribbon centres around a Victorian forensic scientist and a morgue full of cholera-riddled corpses.
On the film side, there’s a screening of maker Carey Swahey’s short film Khaana, about a young Muslim woman in east London and how she engages with the outside world through her relationship with food. You’ll also get to meet award-winning local film maker Kirk Hendry, who’ll be showing his short animation film Junk about a young boy obsessed with junk food (did you miss our piece about the area’s profusion of chicken takeaways?). Hendry is hot stuff right now, and is currently developing a feature-length film of Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning book Kensuke’s Kingdom with the screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
The Up The Junction Arts Salon takes place on on Monday 29 April at the Whirled Cinema in Hardess Street, off Herne Hill Road SE24. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 and £3 for concessions.