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Cinema & films

An invitation from Tricia at Talkies Community Cinema

27 February 2024

Want to share a Talkies warm glow, knowing you are supporting film makers at the start of their career?

Capturing the essence of Pymmes Park

20 September 2023

Among the range of projects funded through the Untold Edmonton programme is the making of a film about Pymmes Park, the 'lungs of Edmonton'. Film maker João Giacchin describes what he aims to achieve.

Autumn courses with Enfield & Southgate WEA

30 August 2023

WEA Enfield & Southgate courses resume towards the end of September, either online or at Enfield Baptist Church.

Out of work and keen to get into the creative industries?

03 May 2023

Collage Arts are running the free Creative Re-Work programme plus some free weekly online events for people keen to work in the creative industries but currently out of work or needing to upskill.

A cinema for PG? Back to the drawing board for campaigners

03 May 2023

Six months ago PGC called on readers to help the Palmers Green Action Team and Arthouse Cinema's campaign to persuade landlords of large empty properties in PG to agree to let one to be used as a multiscreen cinema and community hub. Those efforts have come to nothing, but the ambition of bringing a picturehouse to PG has not been abandoned.

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Experience the healing power of music, cinema and community

19 April 2023

'Come to experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community' - a line from the advertising blurb for Empire of Light, the next film to be screened by Talkies Community Cinema, this Saturday. But what a perfect description of the Talkies experience itself! Talkies truly is Community Cinema, an opportunity to mingle with old friends and make new ones, to chat over a glass of wine or beer, and often to listen to an expert introduction or to enjoy live music

Celebrating our communities' stories

19 October 2022

On Saturday Enfield Town's Culture Palace (located inside the Palace Gardens shopping centre) will be hosting a grand celebration of the stories of some of our borough's many communities. Stories of Enfield Celebration Day will consist of activities for people of all ages run by eight of the 13 community organisations who were awarded lottery funding to run projects under the banner of Stories of Enfield.

Thousands answer call to lobby landlords for a PG cinema and arts hub

04 October 2022

Only three days after its launch, a petition designed to convince landlords of popular demand for a cinema and arts hub in Palmers Green is well on its way to accumulating 2500 signatures. Started by the Palmers Green Action Team, it expresses the frustration felt by the team's members and by a potential cinema operator at the unwillingness of landlords who own suitable properties in PG to lease them out.

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After a 19 month wait, Talkies presents its 2020 short films commissions winners

13 October 2021

On Saturday 13th November Talkies Community Cinema presents its first indoor screening for 19 months, restarting where it left off by presenting the six short films that won its 2020 commissions and were due to be shown on 21st March 2020.

Pedalling to the pictures

19 August 2021

Sustainable cinema comes to Enfield at the end of the month, when Stow Film Lounge sets up its projectors in three outdoor venues to bring us a timeless Hollywood blockbuster, a classic London comedy and a thoroughly modern British comedy drama. There'll be discounts for people arriving by bike or other environmentallly friendly means.

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Fancy featuring in a festive film?

22 November 2020

To spread a bit of Christmas cheer, local arts organisation Tiger Monkey are making a short festive film for Enfield Council and you could be in it - without even leaving your living room.

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Big Top Talkies!

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.

Starts this week: HERE Suburban Film Festival 2020

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.

HERstory Enfield: Shining a bright light

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)

The Bernie Grant Arts Centre launches the Windrush Festival

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.

Local film festival finishes with a sell-out

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.

"Here" will be here soon

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.

Save the Phoenix campaign launched

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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Talkies Short of the Month

29 July 2018

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

Talkies Short of the Month: Smear

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...

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