Monday 30 September 2019

The Cinema Museum - BECTU Future Filmmakers Festival, Maligno, South Social celebrates China, Bombón: El perro, An American Werewolf in London, Linzi Drew

BECTU Future Filmmakers Festival Sep 30th

Maligno (2016) Oct 1st

South Social celebrates China Oct 3rd

Bombón: El perro (Bombón: The Dog) (2004) Oct 4th

An American Werewolf in London (1981) Oct 6th

Forty Shades Of Linzi Drew Oct 6th
BECTU Future Filmmakers Festival 2019 Mon 30 September @ 6:45pm
After three exciting months of collecting short film entries of an exceptionally high standard, the competition is now closed, and the judges are selecting the shortlist to be screened on the night. All films are made by members who are 25 or under and/or in their first year in the industry.
Multi-award winning film director Ken Loach will be key-note speaker. Drinks and nibbles will be available for purchase from the bar throughout the event, and networking opportunities will follow the screening.
Entrance is FREE for BECTU members, £4 for non-members plus booking fee. Reservations/advance tickets may be obtained from Eventbrite.
Screening of Maligno (2016) Tue 1 October @ 6:00pm
The General Consulate of Peru in London presents a free screening of Maligno (2016), the first of a cycle of three Peruvian horror films, directed by Paco Bardales and Martin Casapía, and starring Sofía Rocha, Fiorella Pennano, Gino Pesaressi and Fernando Bacilio.
After causing a bloody slaughter in a hospital, the most cruel and powerful forest spirit is trapped in a pavilion, after a ritual of witchcraft. Decades later, the wall is broken, waking the evil force. When a young teen is possessed by the spirit, her mother must find a way to stop him before it takes her life and regain its catastrophic murderous power.
Please note: this film is rated 14 years and only, and is in Spanish with NO subtitles. Free Entry.
South Social celebrates China: Dead Pigs (2018) and Lucia Tong
Thu 3 October @ 6:00pm
South Social Film Festival is a hub for diversity, inclusion and emerging talents. This time we are partnering with the Chinese Visual Festival to celebrate a very complex country, China. It has fast forwarded into the new century with amazing speed and has marked cinema and art with a strong visual and original impact.
Dead Pigs (2018) is all about the environment, pollution, industrial waste and the regeneration business that goes with it. Main characters in this film are as diverse as possible. A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an expat architect and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river towards a rapidly-modernising Shanghai. Dead Pigs is in Mandarin with English subtitles.
Lucia Tong is a wonderful dancer with a background in dance and theatre performance. Lucia works to uncover visceral and intuitive truths through the body.
Details of tickets available on Eventbrite.
Argentinian Film Season: Bombón: El perro (Bombón: The Dog) (2004)
Fri 4 October @ 7:30pm
Set in Patagonia, Bombón: El perro (Bombón: The Dog) tells the gentle, heart-warming tale of Juan (Juan Villegas), an unemployed mechanic who is unable to provide for his family and lacks the companionship he craves until he finds himself the recipient of a pooch called Bombón. Juan and a dog trainer (Walter Donado) attempt to make their fortune in the show tent. But they run into unforeseen difficulties. Written and directed by Carlos Sorín and using non-professional actors to refreshingly spontaneous effect, Bombón: El perro is immensely touching and charmingly whimsical.
Tickets in advance £8.50 (£6.50 concessions). On the door £10 (£7 concessions). Advance tickets may be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.
Screening of An American Werewolf in London (1981) Sun 6 October @ 5:30pm
An American Werewolf in London (1981) is the John Landis comedy horror film, best remembered for the Rick Baker special effects work. Two American students are attacked by a werewolf while on a backpacking holiday in Yorkshire.
Linzi Drew, who appears in the porn film-within-a-film, makes a personal appearance at 7.30pm.
Tickets £5
Misty Moon Presents Forty Shades of Linzi Drew Sun 6 October @ 7:30pm
Celebrating 40 years in the business, Linzi Drew-Honey will be talking candidly about her glamour career as well as her writing as a critically acclaimed author of erotic fiction. With the help of Misty Moon’s special guest MC Michael Barber, Linzi will be taking part in recitals from her novels.
Linzi was a firm favourite with Ken Russell and featured in three of his films, Aria (1987), Salome’s Last Dance (1988) and The Lair of the White Worm (1988).
Find out more here.
Advanced tickets £14 (£13 concessions)

Sunday 29 September 2019

ZSL - Spooky goings on at our Zoos 🎃👻🐍


Coming up this autumn at our Zoos
Autumn fun with our animals!
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
19 - 31 October 2019
There will be spooky goings on at Boo at the Zoo, with Halloween-themed animal talks and activities, including: 
  • Halloween arts & crafts
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Halloween Storytime 
  • Casting spells 
  • Wrap the mummy
  • Pumpkin party 
ZSL London Zoo
19 - 27 October 2019
Keep your little monsters occupied with our family friendly Halloween-themed activities:
  • Daily ‘Grim Keeper’ tours 
  • Halloween arts and crafts
  • Animal talks with a twist
  • Pumpkin Patch selfie spot
Swing by to see our bats, snakes & owls or try a pumpkin latte and spooky cake!
Until 26th October, both of our Zoos will close at 5pm, with last entry at 4pm.
Beetlemania at Abbey Road
Meet ZSL London Zoo's fab four - flower beetles named after the band members, have Come Together to pay tribute to The Beatles’ most famous album, Abbey Road, celebrating its 50th anniversary today!
Asim, our friendly tiger at ZSL London Zoo
What's a tiger's favourite perfume?
Can you guess what scent Asim has chosen as his favourite scent?
Behind the scenes at ZSL London Zoo
Behind the scenes
Read about the hidden gems at ZSL London Zoo, Jumbo - our first African elephant, and our connection to Winnie-the-Pooh!
We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity working to create a world where wildlife thrives.
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Burgh House & Hampstead Museum - What's On

What's On at Burgh House


The Doctor and His Mother: The Story of Two Portraits by John Constable

Wednesday 16 October - Sunday 10 May 2020
In 1829, John Constable painted a portrait of his doctor, Dr. Herbert Norman Evans, and sometime later an identical-sized portrait of Dr. Evans' mother, Deborah Mascall. Constable was living in Well Walk, opposite Burgh House, at the time. 
On long-term loan to Burgh House from the Reverend Norman Evans, direct descendant of the doctor, we take a closer look at these two pictures with their incredible journey, featuring a devastating theft, a rubbish dump in Brighton, international art auctions, the black market and skilled restoration work to bring the pair back together.
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Lifelines with Robert Powell

Thursday 10 October, 7:30pm
Perhaps best known for his starring role in Jesus of Nazareth, Powell has proved himself equally adept at playing heroes or villains in costume dramas, comedies, contemporary thrillers and recently even soaps. These days he is one of Britain's busiest voice-over artists, he has been heard in countless documentaries and adverts.
Join us for an evening of conversation with actor Peter Egan about his incredible career.
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Friday 18 October, 7:30pm
STAR A monologue by Katherine Tozer for Palimpsest starring Nick Barber (Rex Fairbrother,The Archers) as David Garrick.
Set in September 1747, as a wave of ‘Garrick Fever’ hits London for the opening of the Drury Lane Theatre under the actor’s management. With the reputation of theatre at an all-time low, Garrick sets out to make himself rich and his profession acceptable.
With a Prologue to the new season written by Samuel Johnson, Garrick promises to throw new light on elocution and action, banish rantingand bombast and to restore simplicity and humour to the British Stage. He also casts his keen eye towards dramatic special effects. But his ‘spirits are uncomposed and every circumstance about him in a perfect dilemma’; it’s three hours before curtain-up and Peg Woffington is arguing the Epilogue and he’s quarrelled with Macklin, the Season’s opener.
It’ll be alright on the night, won’t it?
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Eleanor Percy & Irina Lyakhovskaya

Sunday 6 October, 2pm
Acclaimed violin and piano duo, Eleanor Percy and Irina Lyakhovskaya have been performing together since 2000. They have appeared at the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre and Symphony Hall and at leading venues across Europe including the Philharmonic Hall in St Petersburg, the Coliseum in Porto and Smetana Hall in Prague. They have recorded the complete Mozart Sonatas for the Melodiya label and their work has been broadcast on Classic FM, BBC television and Radio 3.
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Family Events

Halloween Kids' Party

Friday 25 October, 1pm-3pm
Our frightfully fabulous Kids' Halloween Party is back!
There will be spooky story-telling and creepy craft activities, fancy-dress competition and a monstrous museum trail.
Advance booking is essential.
Ages 8 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Burgh House & Hampstead Museum
Wed - Fri & Sun
12noon - 5pm

Buttery Cafe
Wed - Fri
10am - 5pm
Sat - Sun
9.30am - 5.30pm
For Reservations call
020 7794 3943

Geffrye Museum of the Home - Find more to love at the Geffrye Museum of the Home this October

The home of original and inspiring events

Warm to the autumn with a new immersive one-woman show set in and inspired by the Geffrye Almshouse, join in a welcoming family day in our leafy front gardens, and enjoy creative workshops in our cosy Georgian room.
Waiting for myself to appear
Thursdays to Sundays 3 - 27 October
Thursdays, Fridays 7pm + 8.30pm £15
Saturdays, Sundays 3pm + 4.30pm £15
Writer Michael McMillan creates an immersive performance for the Geffrye almshouse. Performed by Esther Niles, with music and visuals from Dubmorphology. Suitable for 14+
Book tickets here
Seasonal Shindig: an autumn celebration  
Saturday 26 October, 12 - 4pm. Free
Come and celebrate the season! Free fun for everyone in the museum’s front garden. Enjoy a lively ceilidh, craft market, food, and autumnal workshops. Programmed by our Young Producers.

Postcard from the past: domestic life on tour
Thursday 17 October, 6.30pm
Friends £10 / Guests £12

Tom Jackson's illustrated talk about his vast collection of British postcards will reflect the charm, eccentricity and humour of British domestic life on tour.
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Calligraphy workshops
Saturday 23 November, 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm
£20 - £25

Join calligrapher Mark Brooks for a free-form calligraphy workshop in the morning or a traditional calligraphy workshop in the afternoon. 
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Save the date
Social care in Britain: from crisis to sustainable care
Thursday 14 November, 6.30pm
Friends £8 / Guests £10

Patrick Hall, social care policy researcher, talks about the social, political and economic forces that have shaped the current social care crisis.
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Christmas Greenery Workshop
Saturday 7 December, 1pm - 4pm
£50 - £60

Create beautiful and unique wreaths and seasonal decorations at our ever-popular Christmas Greenery workshop.

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