Location: North Stage Outdoor Cinema
Wed 29th May, 5:25pm – 7:20pm
In this film collage, director Oliver Guy-Watkins reflects on his 20 year love affair with London by asking how the rapid pace of redevelopment is affecting the creatives and communities that are its backbone. Transport projects, high end residential properties and uniformed high streets are not only removing the beautiful individuality of London’s boroughs but they are also exposing the stark inequality that exists in 2018.
Regeneration of the city is a necessity, but gentrification only serves to bring areas in line with middle class standards. If you don’t fit with that, then what do you do?
Goodnight London gives a platform for the voices of 40 diverse contributors from all over the city to be heard. From rapper Kojey Radical, DJ’s Jamz Supernova and Conducta, to market trader Russell Drydon, former Specials singer Rhoda Dakar and gal-dem founder Liv Little.
5.25pm: Gentrification Panel. Discussing the effects on communities and creatives across the city. Feat. Frank Turner / Liv Little (founder gal-dem magazine) / Rhoda Dakar (The Bodysnatchers & The Specials AKA) / Jamz Supernova (Radio 1Xtra) / Olly Meek (RIO Cinema Dalston)
6.15pm: Film Introduction Feat. Director Oliver Guy-Watkins / Producer Becky Tong
6.30pm: UK Premiere Screening of Goodnight London
7.20pm: Film Q&A with Oliver Guy-Watkins & Becky Tong
7.30pm: The Caress Live on Bandstand Stage