Between the Storeys is a collaboration between Poet in the City and Culture Mile, using poetry and film to animate the stories, histories and experiences of different communities living within the historical boundaries of Smithfield.
Over the course of six months, we commissioned a trio of celebrated poets Murray Lachlan Young, Imtiaz Dharker and Joshua Idehen to delve into life at Smithfield; engaging with its inhabitants, industries and architecture, and producing three poems reflecting what they found.
These poems have now been brought to life by film maker Charlotte Ginsborg in the form of three exciting poetic films, featuring local people and places as the backdrop to her narrative.
From encounters with skeletons deep beneath the Museum of London, to skyline views from brutalist tower blocks, our artists have ventured up, down and in-between the parallel layers of living that exist within Smithfield. The pieces they created echo the collective voices of a community: early morning meat market moments; snippets from the school yard; the rhythm fuelled roar of ravers at Fabric.
This August Bank Holiday we invite you to join us for the world premier of the Between the Storeys films. The screenings will take place throughout the weekend, with audiences being invited to enter our Silent Cinema shipping container, don headphones, and experience the films in an intimate environment. The films will be complemented by Q&A’s with director Charlotte Ginsborg and three live poetry events with our poets.
Festival premier of the Between the Storeys films.
Silent Cinema: 11am – 8pm
Screenings will start every hour, and half past the hour.
Special screenings followed by Q & A sessions with director Charlotte Ginsborg:
12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm
Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.