Upcoming London Film Festival comes to Charlie Chaplin’s home

8 months ago

Across 12th and 13th February, London developer Anthology will be hosting a new film festival named Kennington Stories. The festival which is free to attend will be held at the very popular and well-known venue, The Cinema Museum, in Kennington.

Anthology is working in partnership with The Cinema Museum and dementia organisation Created out of Mind to create a festival which will bring the whole community together to enjoy the magic of film.

Among the highlights will be a screening of the classic Mary Poppins, a showcase from London College of Communication students, and a sing-along showing of smash-hit The Greatest Showman. A fascinating special Created Out of Mind screening will also be aired, which explores the unique and diverse stories around dementia.

The Museum’s home in The Masters House is where film legend Charlie Chaplin spent part of his childhood. Kennington Stories coincides with 21 years of The Cinema Museum at The Masters House and the 100th anniversary of the production commencement of Chaplin’s iconic movie, The Kid.

Katharine Ford from The Cinema Museum commented:

“We are very excited to be hosting this community film festival. Kennington Stories will be an engaging film festival with a community twist. You’ll get to laugh, learn and even sing-along with the films we all love!

“We have screenings to suit all ages, from the timeless Mary Poppins to recent smash-hit, The Greatest Showman. The Cinema Museum is delighted to be working with Anthology and Created out of Mind to bring this free, fun and interesting community festival to Kennington.

Amber Hawkes, Marketing Director at Anthology said:

“As a developer which celebrates communities, we are excited to be involved with Kennington Stories. The Cinema Museum is one of London’s best attractions, and the film festival will be a fantastic way to celebrate the Museum with the entire community.

“This is just the start of our involvement, and we are keen to work with The Cinema Museum and the wider community as we progress with plans at our Kennington Stage development.”

Anthology’s proposals for the wider site, which will be named Kennington Stage would see the creation of new private and affordable homes together with courtyard places. Anthology are also working with The Cinema Museum to allow them to remain in The Masters House and secure their long-term future on the site, supporting the culture and history of Kennington.

Free tickets for Kennington Stories are available through eventbrite and attendees are urged to register their place today for what will be a popular event.