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Free Film Festival: 13-23 September

Message from the 2012 Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival

13th – 23rd September 2012  Fancy watching a film in a cemetery? How about in a pie and mash shop, or a wildlife garden? The full schedule of the 2012 Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival (13-23 September) includes more than 20 free film screenings and events at venues across Peckham and Nunhead. Full details at

The Centre for Wildlife Gardening will host East German children’s classic The Singing Ringing Tree as well as Laurel and Hardy shorts accompanied by a live piano soundrack.
Ken Ashton’s 1972 documentary We Was All One (about the old Elephant & Castle community and decline of cockney culture) will be shown at Manze’s pie and mash shop, while the ever-popular festival venue Nunhead Cemetery is likely to be packed out again this year for Kind Hearts and Coronets.
This year the festival has spawned its own mini festival, Welcome to Busseywood – a 16 hour film marathon held in Peckham’s Bussey Building (the former cricket bat factory). Spread across four screens over three floors, Welcome to Busseywood mixes themed shorts with work from new filmmakers, documentaries, classic music videos from 1987-2012, and nine hours of film and music celebrating 50 years of Jamaican independence. The day finishes with a free club night through till 4am. 
In addition, the PeckhamPlex cinema will be opening its doors for free on Sunday 23 September.
This is the third annual Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival – completely run by local volunteers to help build a stronger community. Everyone welcome. No booking required. Just come and join in. Full programme at


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