Subject tag: Cinema

30 September 2020

Yet another first for Talkies Community Cinema! They're teaming up with the Friends of Broomfield Park to put on another spectacular show in the park, but unlike in August, when rain stopped play, this time they'll be under cover, as for the first time they show a film in a tent - a very big tent, with room for social distancing.

16 February 2020

Talkies - your local community cinema - launches its HERE Suburban Film Festival' on Friday 22 February with a Mike Leigh film shot in Enfield during Thatcher's Britain and continues through March with a feast of suburban stories. Talkies is also very proud to premiere six new short films from rising stars of the film world, commissioned by Talkies for the festival, using locations in our area of North London. The festival closes on Talkies' 200th event milestone with the classic 'Blues Brothers' with live music intro.

13 November 2019

There are a couple of mentions of Palmers Green in this short film about some remarkable women from our borough, created, directed and presented by Montell Douglas, Youth Sport & Inclusion Development Officer for Enfield Children's & Young Persons' Service (ECYPS)

29 May 2019

We would like to invite you to Bernie Grant Arts Centre’s Windrush Festival - our first ever festival highlighting the vital contribution the Windrush Generation and their descendants have made to the cultural landscape of the UK.

02 April 2019

The 2019 HERE film festival ended on Saturday night with a sell-out audience filling St John's Hall in Bourne Hill for the premiere of this year's Talkies commissions. The process for selecting film makers for the 2020 festival starts in the summer.

06 February 2019

Twice Bafta nominated director Yousaf Ali Khan is coming to the Writing Room in Wood Green. His courses are called Blank Canvas because they are designed for people with no previous experience, and no particular single idea for a script, to come along and explore what stories they might tell in film, and how. You can sign up to a 6-week story-development short script course, or to a one-day masterclass, looking at how a feature film script would be structured.

22 January 2019

HERE 2019 film festival runs from 16th February until 30th March at venues in Palmers Green, Bounds Green, Winchmore Hill and Enfield Town.

02 October 2018

An online petition has been launched in opposition to plans to transfer the running of East Finchley's Phoenix Cinema to the Curzon chain.

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29 July 2018

The Talkies Short of the Month for August is 'Their They're There'

02 June 2018

If you have any fears about medical examinations, watch this and realise that nothing the doctor can do will be as eventful as this. If we’re wrong though, maybe you should write a film about it...

08 April 2018

"Hi - I am Surayya ,  one of Talkies' volunteers. I will be bringing you a short film on this website each month. "Please let us know what you think of this month's film, and watch this space to see what we will bring you in the coming months!" 2018 is one special year for sports. We’ve had the Winter Olympics and Paralympics; the Commonwealth Games are upon us and the footy World Cup begins again in a matter of months, and these are only a few of the mammoth sports events.......

02 March 2018

HERE - THE SUBURBAN FILM FESTIVAL is about the diversity of interests, people and places in the suburbs of London. HERE is not in the West End, Southbank or Shoreditch. HERE in the suburbs we aren’t the swanky super-rich, the celebrity glitterati or bearded hipsters.  HERE is where the cinema creatives of London produce their best output. HERE is where life is a rich diversity of race, religion and culture. HERE is  where most.......

14 January 2018

'Cuppa?' shows that whatever our differences are, we have more in common than we think. And I’m not sure there’s a better way of describing that than over a cup of chai.”

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07 January 2018

St Monica's Players are running their Big Race Night on 3rd March.  Here are a couple of Special Races videos from previous years to put you in the mood: {youtube}93HGn3v4JY0{/youtube} {youtube}NLqgiES3XLo{/youtube} See more SMP Races The fun and games will be held at the Scout Hut next to Tile Kiln Lane Open Space, N13 6BY.  Click on the flyer below for more details. The next SMP production is The Little Mermaid at the Intimate Theatre (18th to 21st January)........

01 January 2018

Times are tight: Talkies is a volunteer-led, not for profit organisation, but we are finding funding from grants and sponsorships is in short supply.  Our audience is brilliant at supporting us, but subscribing as a  'Friend of Talkies'  would really help us to keep bringing great film events to your doorstep. Tricia - on behalf of the Talkies Team HOW WILL BECOMING A FRIEND HELP US IN 2018? We hope with your support we can continue to be.......

27 November 2017

"Hi - I am Surayya ,  one of Talkies' volunteers. I will be bringing you a short film on this website each month. "Please let us know what you think of this month's film, and watch this space to see what we will bring you in the coming months!" If you're a Londoner, I'm not sure if anything screams the stillness of winter more than an early morning commute. Director Jessica Bishopp depicts this with her short film Platform 1, which was filmed on the platform of our very own.......

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28 October 2017

Patrick Samuel - one of the artists involved in Enfield's bid for cultural recognition An exhibition of work by Palmers Green artist Patrick Samuel will launch Enfield Council's bid for the borough to become a "London Borough of Culture". Patrick's show, Escape and Return, runs at the Dugdale Centre from 7th November until 2nd December.  Earlier this year we published an article written by Patrick - a moving story of how taking up art turned his life around. The London Borough of Culture.......

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11 October 2017

Rebellious sailors keep an eye on organist Adam Dickson A sure sign of Autumn is the now traditional combination of a classic silent film projected in the atmospheric interior of Christ Church Southgate to the accompaniment of live music improvised on the church's organ. This year the event takes place on Saturday 21 October, when Talkies will be marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution by showing the ground-breaking Russian film Battleship Potemkin, directed by Sergei Eisenstein. .......

07 October 2017

"Hi - I am Surayya ,  one of Talkies' volunteers. I will be bringing you a short film on this website each month. Please let us know what you think of this month's film, and watch this space to see what we will bring you in the coming months!" For our October short we turn to our friends from Random Acts, a group from Channel 4 that commission and show short films from around the world. If you've been to some Talkies screenings recently, you may have already seen some of their.......

02 October 2017

Talkies volunteer Kate Braithwaite will be among the friendly faces welcoming you to the Little Shed of HorrorsWondering what to do with your little horrors at Halloween to keep them away from trick and treat mischief?  If they're 11 or older you can treat them to a trip to a Little Shed of Horrors where they (and you) can hear some live (well, undead) music, focus on some fright-inducing faces and marvel at a monstrous movie. This horrid invitation is extended by Talkies.......