MUSEUM OF THE MIND – SPECIAL CINEMA MUSEUM EVENT / PENELOPE’S VINTAGE PITSTOP / SUBWAY FILM AND EXHIBITION / UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY / WEST NORWOOD THEATRE CENTRE / TOFFEE APPLES /
MUSEUM OF THE MIND – SPECIAL CINEMA MUSEUM EVENT
World Mental Health Day 10 October 2014
The Cinema Museum – Free Event
A new ‘Museum of the Mind’ will open its doors in February 2015. The museum, based at Bethlem Royal Hospital in South London, will explore the history of Bethlem using art, objects and personal stories.
Through this we hope to encourage people to talk more about mental health and challenge the stigma that still surrounds it today.
There will be an opportunity to find out more about the new museum on World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2014. This free event, supported by Maudsley Charity and the Heritage Lottery Fund, is being hosted by the Cinema Museum, which is a short distance away from Bethlem Royal Hospital’s former site in St George’s Fields.
12.30pm Doors open
1.00pm Tours of the Cinema Museum
2.00pm Talk by celebrated laughter therapist, Alice Hortop
3.30pm Complimentary tea, cake and comedy films
5.00pm Talk by museum staff on artist William Kurelek
6.00pm Film screening: “William Kurelek’s The Maze”
7.10pm Complimentary tea and biscuits
7.30pm Screening of Harvey in the small cinema and Chaplin shorts in the main hall
Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six-foot rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be mentally unwell – but he may be wiser than anyone knows. This delightful black and white 1950s comedy-drama stars James Stewart and Peggy Dow.
Booking for the 2pm talk and 6pm and 7.30pm film screenings is now open on Eventbrite – helpful but not essential!
Talk By Alice Hortop
Film Screening: The Maze
Film Screening: Harvey
The Cinema Museum 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road) London SE11 4TH Tel.: +44 (0)20 7840 2200 Email: [email protected]
PENELOPE’S VINTAGE PITSTOP
A VINTAGE FASHION SHOW tro help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support takes place tomorrow night (Friday October 10th) at the Goodliffe Hall, Highland Road (just next to Christ Church Gipsy Hill).
The event, being held by Penelope’s Vintage Pitstop, includes dancing with Swing Patrol (www.swingpatrol.co.uk) along with The Untamed Edna Experience and vintage stalls. 6pm to 9pm. Tickets £8 on the door, early bird £5.50. Ticket info www.wegottickets.com/event/287429
SUBWAY FILM AND EXHIBITION
Saturday 11th October 2pm – 4:30pm
LIBRARY MEETING MONDAY
A REMINDER that the trustees of Upper Norwood library are holding a public meeting on Monday (October 13th) at 7.30pm in the Methodist church hall, Westow Hill (behind Iceland) to outline their vision for the library’s future.
(For full story see ‘Your Library Needs You! – October 3rd).
WEST NORWOOD THEATRE CENTRE
WEST NORWOOD THEATRE CENTRE is the subject of this month’s talk at Norwood Society’s local history meeting in Upper Norwood library on Westow Hill on Thursday (16th).
The talk – being given by Bob Callender of the South London Theatre Centre tells the story of West Norwood’s original fire station – which now houses the theatre – and will reveal how a Heritage Lottery Fund grant will enable it to flourish in the heart of the community.
Local history talks are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm at the library. Entry is free, but a donation towards the cost of tea and cakes would be appreciated.
TOFFEE APPLES AND AN APPLE PRESS AT THE SECRET GARDEN
AN APPLE WEEKEND is being held at the Secret Garden behind Sainsbury’s, Westow Street store on Saturday and Sunday 18th / 19th.
There weill be apples and juices to taste and buty, toffee apples, cakes, local honey and an apple press – so bring your apples from home and a plastic bottle!. The event runs from 10 am to 5pm both days.