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Small Steps… Big Ideas: Londoners

20th October 2019 · 1:15pm - 2:15pm

In person | Virtual event

 Small Steps… Big Ideas: Londoners

What does it mean to be a young Londoner today? This short documentary challenges mis-conceptions and celebrates the diverse individual and collective identity of a group of young Londoners, through first-hand interviews and a montage of experimental, archive and personal imagery.

‘Londoners’, was produced by young filmmaking team, Rev0luti0n Pr0ducti0ns on Holborn Community Association’s fifth annual Summer Film Project, this year in partnership with Somerset House.

From June-August 2019, the group learnt from professional filmmakers and artists to conceptualise, shoot and edit their own film exploring Identity, inspired by major exhibition, ‘Get Up Stand Up Now’, which celebrates the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond.

The event includes a screening of their behind-the-scenes film, a photography exhibition documenting the project, as well as a Q&A with the filmmakers.

FREE – but pre-booking is recommended

Part of Bloomsbury Festival 2019

Established in 2006, Bloomsbury Festival is a creative explosion of arts, culture and science.  For five days each October, the streets, parks, museums, galleries, laboratories and public and private buildings of this vibrant cultural quarter play host up to 130 events which attract a significant audience from across London and beyond.

With a unique blend of academic institutions, businesses, cultural organisations and diverse communities, Bloomsbury has been a catalyst for ideas that have had impact across the world for hundreds of years.  Bloomsbury Festival celebrates contemporary Bloomsbury; a hotbed of creativity and pioneering development which has one of the youngest and most diverse populations in the country.

The Festival works with many large and small partners to create and deliver its annual programme.  More than simply a showcase for the area, instead Bloomsbury Festival acts as a catalyst bringing together artists and academics, scientists and dancers, musicians, publishers and school pupils to make new projects and to inspire and learn from each other.

Outside the Festival period, Bloomsbury Festival delivers community engagement and arts projects across the year. These include it’s pioneering project, Festival in a Box, which takes artists into the homes of people living with dementia to provide life enhancing and joyful cultural experiences for people who are often lonely and isolated.

Above all, Bloomsbury Festival aims to be enlivening, engaging, entertaining, and fun!

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