Merton Cultural Impact Award – 100 Films in Secret Locations

Merton won a Cultural Impact Award from London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan. in February 2018. The Council generously put in the lion’s share of the money and the support we needed to make it happen.

For film lovers, Merton will be an exciting place to be in 2019 with our FILM MERTON 19 festival. 100 films will be popping up in secret locations across the whole borough curated by the community and guest curators.

There will also be three short films delivered by young career film-makers together with the community and an Immersive Technologies Festival (that’s virtual and augmented reality) will conclude our film season in early 2020.

The Cultural Advisory Group, of which I am a member, had its big launch on 26th November at the New Wimbledon Theatre.

The first film season with a food theme has been showing at Lantern Arts Centre in Raynes Park. It has two films remaining :

Saturday 2nd March, ‘Julie and Julia’, 7pm Lantern Studio Theatre, entrance via the Lantern Coffee House open from 6pm.

Saturday 16th March, ‘Jiro Loves Sushi’, 7pm Lantern Studio Theatre, entrance via the Lantern Coffee House open from 6pm.

For more info:

At Vestry Hall, Mitcham on the 7th March between 11am – 1pm, Maya Angelou’s film: AND I STILL RISE will be showing. Info attached.

In Pollards Hill, Mitcham The HIDDEN STORIES Season is on in March at POLLARDS HILL YOUTH CENTRE

Inspirational Black Women / Hidden Herstories – DOUBLE BILL 14th March, 6.30pm

Language with Miss Lou 21st March, 6.30pm

Nanny of the Maroons / Miss Dynamite 28th March, 6.30pm

Cost: FREE

All screenings to be followed by a discussion For more information please contact: Nzingha – 07908 950728

Best wishes

Linda Kirby

On behalf of Graveney Ward Councillors