Silent Cinema at The Deptford Project
Published 13 September 2010
The Deptford Project are pushing the boundaries of hush with the launch of their outdoor silent cinema today. Conceived by journalist Damian Barr, founder of the Starlite Urban Drive-In Cinema, a little part of darkest Deptford will be home to a mini gala of headphone-littered film showings.
The Deptford Project itself is unusual, located in the old Victorian Deptford Station railway yard. The place boasts a cute railway carriage café resurrected from a 1960’s South East train carriage, and the once-unused railway arches are now occupied by various artists. The project is a fantastic example of art enterprise and clever regeneration of neglected land in London, by passionate people who are taking charge of transforming their area.
Last Thursday marked the start of the Project’s ’80’s Favourites’ film selection, with the delightful teen flick ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’. This week, the cinema will play host to a collection of gory London movies and the third week of proceedings will end with ‘Cult Classics’. Full movie listings and times are below:
Collaborations between local artists and crafters have provided the substance to the cinema, with the seating and screen designed by artists Jamie Elliott and Liam Healy of Jail Make, seating built by furniture designers Boro and cushions made by local textile queens, Crafty Bitches. And with wireless headphones, there shall be no tangled awkwardness (or missed scenes whilst in the loo!) Food can be purchased from the Deptford Project Café and a BBQ will be on for every showing. Although there is a huge parachute canopy over the seating area, it’s advisable to check the weather for the day in advance and to take some warm clothing and waterproofs. Waterproof clothing will be provided by the Project if weather conditions call for it!
For tickets, visit TicketWeb for more details and to purchase online.
Ticket prices: £10, exc. £2.50 service charge per transaction
Address: Silent Cinema, The Deptford Project, 121-123 Deptford High Street, London SE8 4NS
Official Website: www.thedeptfordproject.com