Public Reading Rooms: THE LONDON NOBODY KNOWS

Dear All,

SATURDAY 25 OCTOBER
Public Reading Rooms
THE LONDON NOBODY KNOWS

housmans.com for directions

Based on Geoffrey Fletcher’s book, “ The London Nobody Knows” exposes the real London of the swinging sixties. Turning its back on familiar sights, the film explores the hidden details of a crumbling metropolis. With James Mason as our guide, we are led on a tour of the weird and wonderful pockets of London from abandoned music-halls to egg breaking factories.

This captivating documentary paints a fascinating picture of London as a city where there is joy and wonder to be found at every turn. A compelling portrait of a bygone era, “ The London Nobody Knows” is a unique piece of film history. Unmissable.

The London Nobody Knows with James Mason
Music by Wilfred Burns. Cinematography by Terry Maher.
Edited by David Gilbert. Produced and directed by Norman Cohen.

Recently released on DVD with
Les Bicyclettes de Belsize
Copyright 1967 Canal+ Image UK ltd
Distributed by Optimum Releasing Ltd 2008

Following the film there will be an open discussion using the film ‘The London Nobody Knows’ as a starting point. Based upon the work Tony has already done we will be mapping the sites shown in the film, seeing what is still there, what has replaced it, what memories people have of the areas shown. This is part of an ongoing project.

We welcome all contributions.

This session will start at 3.00pm

FOLLOWED AT 7.00pm BY THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW ISSUE OF ‘SAVAGE MESSIAH’ http://savagemessiahzine.com/. More information on this launch to follow.

Malcolm

FRIENDS OF NO. 8 and POET IN THE CITY present: AN ARTHUR RIMBAUD DRIFT

Niall McDevitt leads a poetic walk tracing the steps of the legendary Frenchman and his fellow communard/poet/homosexual/alcoholic Paul Verlaine.

Sunday 19 Oct meeting at the Eleanor Cross in the forecourt of Charing Cross station. 1pm. £5/3 (unwaged). Info: 07722163823

(Please note: this walk is lengthy and will take about four hours in its course to Royal College Street. Bring ideal overcoats, boots, solids and liquids. At the end of the journey Friends OF No 8 have agreed to allow the participants into the Rimbaud/Verlaine House AT THEIR OWN RISK).

‘HERE IS THE HOLY CITY, SEATED IN THE WEST…’

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