This year’s Free Film Festival begins on Thursday, 19th March and runs for eleven days, showing 19 films at 18 venues. There are films for families (The Lego Movie, Frozen), old classics (The Night of the Hunter, Pretty in Pink), documentaries (The Punk Singer, Finding Vivian Maier)… it’s pretty unlikely there won’t be anything to your taste. My recommendation is Two Days, One Night, showing at The Crooked Well, but you can find the full schedule at the FFF website.
On the subject of events, there’s a new comedy club in town. Called Up In Arms, it takes place monthly above The Camberwell Arms (hence the name). I heard that it’s organised by the comedy editor of Time Out, so manages to get some quite well-known names on the circuit — the first one, this month, had Tim Key and Stuart Francis, and next month’s will feature Nick Helm. Tickets are pretty cheap, and available now.
The Friends of Ruskin Park have announced this year’s photography competition will take the theme ‘Park Life’ (how unexpected!). First prize winner will get a year’s membership of the Tate galleries, with cash and voucher prizes also on offer.
Update: The team at Camberwell Arts Festival say:
Plans for Camberwell Arts Festival are underway! Keep 20th-28TH JUNE 2015 free in your diaries. The 2015 Festival theme is: FEAST. We want this year’s festival to be a feast for the senses, a feast for the soul and a feast for the stomach! It’s time to celebrate not just about the diverse range of food that attracts people to Camberwell, but also the cultural feast of art and creativity.
GET INVOLVED! Whether you’re an artist with idea for a commission, you want to be part of the Open Studio weekend, you’re a fringe partner with a event that could happen during the festival and would like marketing support, a local organisation that just wants to be involved, or a local business who would like to sponsor us… get in touch with us.
In food news, The Hill Bakery has opened and is already a huge success — I tried twice on Saturday and they had sold out both times. I’m hoping for a bit of better luck this weekend. Update: I managed to buy a loaf today. It was properly tasty. But they really need to find a way to meet the weekend demand.