London has a lot to offer when it comes to film events. That’s not just a statement, each month is peppered with screenings and other events which movie enthusiasts look forward to. The following are some of the events for the year 2016.
Bikeminded Film Club
When: Tuesday 29 March 2016. Doors open 7:00pm
Where: Lecture Theatre (attached to Kensington Central Library) on Phillimore Walk
The Bikeminded Film Club will be holding its annual event in the exclusive art deco lecture theatre at the Kensington Central Library, a warm and cosy venue where visitors will get to watch cycling themed movies which have been made by independent film makers. This unique film club is back for the third year in a row and had come to be known as one of the more distinctive movie clubs in London because of its unusual theme. All those who want to catch the film “Phantom Pain” can do so during its screening at the club on the last Tuesday of every month at 7:30 in the evening. The film has been screened at the Lecture Theatre since October 2015 and will continue until April 2016.
The Phantom Pain is a contemporary story of a man who is struggling both physically and emotionally to rebuild his life after losing one of his limbs in an accident. The touching performance from the protagonist and his love for cycling is beautifully depicted in this film which is based on a true story of a Canadian cyclist. No entrance fee is required, so it’s a win-win situation for the outdoor sport enthusiasts.
Why Can’t I be a Sushi – Film Premiere
When: Saturday, 5 March 2016 from 16:00 to 17:30 (GMT)
Where: Tricycle Theatre – 269 Kilburn High Road London, Greater London
Why Can’t I be a Sushi? Is a thought provoking documentary film which tackles the sensitive issue of the Sunni / Shia conflict in Islam. The documentary film is going to be shown at the Tricycle Theatre in London. The event will begin with a beautiful life Quranic recitation by Hassan Rasool. It will be a family event, so everybody who loves film events is invited, even those who don’t follow, but are interested in a religion of a over a billion faithful around the world. Since registration will be required, each visitor is advised to reach the venue at least 30 minutes before the event begins.
Countryfile Live Coach Breaks
When: Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th August 2016
Where: Blenheim Palace, Oxford
BBC Countryfile, the live countryside event is going to be brought to life this August. The splendid four-day event will be taking place at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. The event features various talks, exhibits and activities that are both interesting and informational for the whole family. BBC’s Countryfile also wears the crown of the most watched factual TV programme, and enjoys a following of around 7 million viewers who tune in to watch the event take place each week.
Those who are looking forward to a great culinary experience, Countryfile Live offers over 500 exhibitions on gardening, crafts and foods amongst others. Packages for the event start at £219, which will also include admission fees, a visit to Stratford upon Avon, two night’s accommodation, meals included, plus complimentary coach travel throughout your stay.
Sister Act 2 with Live Gospel Choir
When: Friday, 26 February 2016 from 19:00 to 21:30 (GMT)
Where: St Nicholas Church – Deptford Green. Deptford, London
The sequel to the movie Sister Act is back this year, and the same rules apply; a wonderful, fun, and entertaining sing along film screening, which is going to be a blast for all those who attend. The film’s screening will be taking place at the St. Nicholas Church at Deptford. The film event will also be featuring a bar where you will get your favourite beer, wine or other any other libation. Staying true to the tradition, the screening event will also include a fundraiser for the New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival 2016, which is scheduled to launch at the end of April.
For those of you who are familiar with the Whoopi Goldberg classic, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit sees Maggie Smith’s Mother Superior ask Whoopi Goldberg’s Deloris to teach in an old, run down Catholic school. The school is facing closure and only by winning the all state choir championship can the school be saved. Being as formulaic as a feel good movie can get, in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit sees Deloris, trying to inspire a group of misfits but talented students to win the ultimate goal which can save their school from the wrecking ball. The response so far as been great and has much to do with the very emotional finale which is sure to bring a tear to your eye. Tickets are on a first come first serve basis so you might want to arrive early, grab a drink and get the best seats in the house. Visitors also get to enjoy a live performance by the St Nicholas Church Gospel Choir before the actual screening begins.
11th Annual Screen Nation Film & TV Awards 2016
When: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM – Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 1:00 AM (GMT)
Where: Hilton London Metropole
The 11th Annual Screen Nation Film & TV Awards 2016 is set to take place at the Hilton London Metropole, and is set to be broadcasted on AMC. The hosts of the show have not been announced yet, but there are going to be two well known media personalities. The awards ceremony will also be honouring actress Carmen Munroe, and Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes.
Visitors can experience the Red Carpet arrivals, followed by a champagne and cocktails reception, which will kick off with performances by The Reggae Choir, Ashley Abigo and other stars at 5.00pm to 6.30pm. This will be followed by a three course African-Caribbean fusion banquet, where you will get to taste some fine wines and other beverages. The 3 course banquet will be prepared by an award winning master chef, where visitors will also get to enjoy live cabaret by Fola, the winner of MOBO, Lara Lee of The Voice, and Amen Noir, after which the Screen Nation Film & TV Awards will begin at 8:00 PM sharp.