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FREE 16 hour film and music marathon at The Bussey Building, Peckham.

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**Please note that this event has not been organised and is not hosted by The Caramel Film Club**

For one day only The Bussey Building in Peckham will transform into a massive three storey cinema as part of the 2012 Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival. All completely FREE. In partnership with CLF Art Cafe.

Floor 1

12noon-4pm - Cafe Cinema. Cafes and bars on screen in classic and rare clips. Enjoy with coffee and food from Bussey’s CLF Art Cafe.

4pm - My SE15. New short films by local young filmmakers, including animation, drama and documentary. Entries to the SE15 Young Filmmakers Competition 2012.

5pm - 25 Years of London Nightlife. Classic music videos from 1987-2012.
6pm – Official Burnt Toast presents a fusion of melodic hip hop, rock and jazz.

6.45pm - Black Power Mixtape. Award-winning US Black Power movement documentary, with rare footage of Angela Davis in prison and Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmicheal) and others. Cert 12A.

8.30pm – Legacy in the Dust: The Story of the Four Aces. Documentary about Dalston’s legendary Four Aces nightclub, plus Q&A with director Winstan Whitter.

9.30pm – 25 Years of London Nightlife. More classic music videos 1987-2012.

Plus FREE CLUB NIGHT - 10pm-4am

South London Soul Train host Jazzheadchronic, with AJ Kwame (Incognito DJs), Troy Broadcite, Art Terry (Resonance FM), On Wax host Chris B, legendary saxophonist Steve Williamson and other special guests. An epic two floor globalistic journey of Soul, Funk, Rare Groove, Reggae, Afrobeat and House, sprinkled with classic soundtracks from the heyday of cinema. FREE!

Floor 2

12noon-10pm - Peckham Film Open. Short films from South London and around the world, sent in to our open submission short film event. Watch 22 new short films, running throughout the day. See list of films.

4pm - Drying for Freedom. A film about clotheslines and protecting the planet. Includes Q&A with director. Plus ‘Drawing your Draws’ art workshop (from 3.15 and after the film). More details.

7pm - Hip Hop on Screen. "Yes, man!" – documentary about a hip-hop project working with children in post-genocide Rwanda. Includes Q&A with projector director Kate Scanlan. Plus 'Redder than Red', about the first female breakdancer, Hanifa 'Bubbles' Mcqueen-Hudson, in the 1980s. With performance from celebrated MC and spoken word artist Chima Anya.

Floor 3 – Jamaica at 50

Celebrating 50 years of Jamaican independence with music and film. Programme summary below (or read full details).

2pm – Black Animation. Illustrated guide to the history of black people in cartoons, by Tony Warner, founder of Black History Walks.

3.45pm - Life and Debt. Documentary exploring the impact that global politics, the IMF and the WTO have had on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Introduced by Tony Warner. Cert PG.

4.15pm - Fire in Babylon. Compelling documentary about the revival and dominance of the West Indies cricket team in the 1970s and 80s. Cert 12A.

7.30pm – INTERMISSION FOR THEATRE. The Girls (£12/£8 charge for this event only - everything else free).

10pm - El Crisis. Lyrical poetry and performance combining a hypnotic mixture of rap, spoken word, song and chant.

10.30pm – Rockers. A reggae classic since it was released in 1978. Includes cameos from many legends of reggae music, including Burning Spear, Jacob Miller, Augustus Pablo, Big Youth, and Gregory Isaacs. Cert 15.

12am onwards – DJs play dub records

Schedule subject to amendment. Please check back before the event to see final line-up and timings.


Bussey Building
133 Rye Lane
SE15 4ST

The Bussey Building is the venue for our 16 hour film and music event, Welcome to Busseywood on Saturday 22 September, 12 noon to 4am.

Welcome to Busseywood is a mega celebration of film and music, music and film - taking place on four screens over three floors, including animation, drama, documentary, directors' talks, new short films, music and performances and a nine-hour celebration of Jamaica at 50.

The iconic Bussey Building is right at the heart of the re-emerging Peckham arts scene.

A huge Victorian sports goods factory created by George Bussey, one of the UK's leading innovators in sports in the 19th and earlier 20th century, the factory now houses artists' studios and is one of the most significant industrial buildings in this part of Southwark. Its regeneration as a community venue has been one of the success stories of SE15 in recent years.

The building produced the country's premier cricket bats including those used by WG Grace, as well as as sporting guns, with a rifle range constructed alongside the building.

The roof of the building has fabulous views across the whole of London.

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