As many of you may know, the EMD cinema was at the centre of an eventful weekend this weekend. News of it has been reported elsewhere and so, rather than add to the commentary, I thought I’d do a round up of the stories.
A first-hand account of the night from someone who was there can be found on Fb here.
The Waltham Forest Guardian has covered the story here.
Stella Creasy was on the scene on Saturday night and posted pictures of the internal damage here, here, and here. She has also put pictures on her Flickr stream here.
Tonight, the Save Walthamstow Cinema campaign was handing out flyers at Walthamstow Central publicising the petition about the cinema. You can sign it by going here. One of their new campaign posters is above, it’s awesome, the campaign is awesome and having a cinema would be awesome (in my opinion – and it’s my blog!).
Finally, if you want the latest updates direct from the people involved, I’d recommend following Save E17 Cinema and Stella Creasy on Twitter.
Walking Proud in East London kicks off this year’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual History month on Friday.
The Vestry House exhibition shows oral histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans East Londoners. It runs from 7pm-9pm on Friday 4 February. Other events during the month include a reading with the author Ellen Galford and various awareness-raising projects. More information on the events across the month can be found on the Waltham Forest Council website here.
Walking Proud in East London is a River Cultures project. More information on them can be found here. In good internet etiquette style, I’d also like to give a hat-tip to Stella Creasy MP who alerted me to this event (it had slipped through the Stow Scene net temporarily!).
Walking Proud is also on YouTube across two films of around 15 minutes each. Part 1 is below – grab a cuppa and sit down, because it’s well worth a watch.
E17 Films are holding their next film workshop at Ye Olde Rose & Crown next Tuesday, 18 January.
The workshop is on “Writing dialogue: making it authentic”. Liza Fletcher, Director of the Walthamstow International Film Festival, says “people of all levels are welcome to our film workshops – we just need students to come with enthusiasm for making films.”
Entry to the workshop is £5, it starts at 8pm, more details are available here.