Here is the full-length version of the film available to watch online
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Panel discussion with Iain Sinclair, Will Self and John Rogers
Filmed at the premiere of The London Perambulator at the Whitechapel Gallery in the East End Film Festival, 29th April 2009. The discussion was chaired by Andrea Phillips.
Offbeat London – Leytonstone Festival
The London Perambulator is screening as part of the Offbeat London programme in the Leytonstone Festival alongside A13:Road Movie.
John Rogers and Nick Papadimitriou will be doing a Q&A with A13 directors Rayna Nadeem and Stuart Bamforth.
21st July 7.30pm, Luna Lounge, Church Lane, London E11
More info here
Passenger Films screening
The London Perambulator is screening as part of Passenger Films psychogeography night at Roxy Bar and Screen on 14th June.
Nick Papadimitriou will also be reading excerpts from his forthcoming book Scarp with musical accompaniment.
John Rogers and Nick will be doing a Q&A following the screening.
There is also a few words from Gale, Serena and Clare from the urban exploration project WALKWALKWALK , about their archaeological methodologies in routing and rerouting North East London, and from Roland Francois-Lack at UCL, who writes a daily blog about the connection between maps and film, THE CINETOURIST.
7.30pm, Tuesday June 14th, Roxy Bar & Screen, London Bridge.
Movie May Day screening
Chuffed to announce that The London Perambulator will be screening as part of the East End Film Festival’s Movie May Day event on Monday 2nd May 3pm Eastside Books, 166 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU (free adm).
This is a wonderful homecoming for the film as we premiered at the festival in 2009.
Nick Papadimitriou on Newsnight
Watch this great Newsnight feature about Nick and his Deep Topography and psychogeography including interviews with Iain Sinclair, Will Self, Russell Brand and Richard Mabey. The clip of Russell Brand is taken from The London Perambulator.
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Screening at Curzon Soho
We’re delighted to announce that The London Perambulator will be screening at Curzon Soho on Wednesday 14th July at 7.45pm followed by a Q&A with John Rogers and Nick Papadimitriou.
Iain Sinclair on Nick Papadimitriou (and Richard Mabey)
Subject of The London Perambulator, Nick Papadimitriou, gets a good mention in Iain Sinclair’s excellent article about Richard Mabey’s The Unofficial Countryside in The Guardian. This description of Nick’s practice neatly encapsulates the theme of the film.
“The Unofficial Countryside was an exciting rediscovery for me: the unacknowledged pivot between the new nature writers and those others, of a grungier dispensation, who are randomly (and misleadingly) herded together as “psychogeographers”. Will Self, looking to JG Ballard, a large presence on the western collar of London, as mentor and inspiration, has recently undertaken a series of yomps between airports and cities: the ultimate shock-corridors of deregulated urbanism. A Liverpool clergyman, John Davies, took a sabbatical to hike down the acoustic footprints of the M62, from Hull to Crosby beach. But the most submerged inheritor of the genealogy set out by Mabey in 1973 – Cobbett, Defoe, the 17th-century mercenary John Taylor, John Hillaby – is the self-proclaimed “deep topographer” Nick Papadimitriou. A solid invisible, tramping and haunting Mabey’s familiar turf, the Colne valley: the canals, reservoirs and sewage farms of the Watford-to-Heathrow corridor.
When Papadimitriou, archivist and scavenger, a person who solicits arrest and confrontation every time he sets out to visit another decommissioned settlement, tries to make a record of the Bedford Court Estate, he carries one book as his totem. The estate is doomed, a parking lot for aircraft, but Papadimitriou, recording wild flowers, invading abandoned orchards, keeps faith with his chosen text. This is how he transcribes the episode in a contribution to the anthology London, City of Disappearances (2006): “I first stumbled across the Bedford Court Estate during an attempt to visit Perry Oaks, a sludge-disposal works set up by the County Council in the 1930s . . . The sewage works featured in that record of urban wildlife, Richard Mabey’s The Unofficial Countryside . . . Mabey drew attention to the rare waders using the works as a halt on their migratory flights.”
Read the rest of the article here
The London Perambulator will be screening at Curzon Soho on Wednesday 14th July followed by a Q&A with John Rogers and Nick Papadimitriou
The screenings and discussions at the London International Documentary Festival went really well – it’s always fascinating to see the different ways people react to the film and to hear their insights.
Thanks to everyone at the LIDF for making this a thoroughly stimulating and rewarding experience.
Here are a couple of articles about the events.
The Invisible City: extended report and interview with John Rogers
The Invisible City: a rough review
Free Word – LoopLoop, Surveillance of a Camp in Spring, and London Perambulator plus Panel
LP screening at The London International Documentary Festival
We’re delighted that London Perambulator will be getting two screenings during the essential London International Documentary Festival. There will be panel discussions at both events.
Thursday 29th April 8pm, Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road EC1R 3GA
Screening with LoopLoop / Surveillance of a Camp in Spring plus panel discussion with –Anna Minton, writer and journalist, author of ‘Ground Control’, Dr Fran Tonkiss, director of the LSE Cities Programme, Prof. Matthew Gandy, director of the UCL Urban Laboratory, John Rogers, director of The London Perambulator, and Nick Papadimitriou
The London Perambulator will also be screening as part of Invisible City an all-day audio, visual and filmic exploration of Hackney, the Lea Valley, Kings Cross and rest of North and East London. Panel discussion with Simon Pope, John Rogers, Tom Hunter and Resonance fm
Saturday 24th April 2010 10:30am – 14.30pm
More info and tickets here
Full details of the LIDF programme