Music’s not the only thing you can explore at Victoria Park
Elli Chappelhow

17:20 18th April 2019

All Points East’s ‘In the Neighbourhood’ is returning for a second year, bringing you a wealth of free activities for all ages in London’s iconic Victoria Park. Four days worth of cultural exploration await, across the Bank Holiday and Half Term weekend of the festival, as well as a wealth of street food vendors and local breweries to whet your appetite. 

If you wanted to branch out from watching music, you’re in for a treat. One of London’s best free outdoor cinemas is back - the public have voted on the best films, curating a lineup that is sure to delight everyone. The offerings are a tasty mix of classic films (Back to the Future), new releases (Bohemian Rhapsody) family favourites (Mary Poppins Returns) and the biggest blockbusters (Black Panther).

In The Neighbourhood will also play host to the free UK Premiere Screening of Goodnight London – a film exploring the hard-hitting issues of gentrification. This gives a platform for voices all over the city to be heard, plus a panel on the night will discuss the effects on communities and creatives across London, featuring the iconic punk-turned-folk singer Frank Turner, Liv Little (founder of gal-dem magazine) and Jamz Supernova (BBC Radio 1Xtra). And you too can get involved and make your voice heard. Further details can be found on the All Points East website.

If that wasn’t enough, The East End Film Festival have their own tent this year, inside which they’ll be enlightening people with the newest releases and underground, unique screenings of the best homegrown talent. What’s more, they’re running interactive workshops so you can get involved in the action. It’s every film lovers’ heaven.

In collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council, the free programme takes place between two immense weekends of music, with headliners The Chemical Brothers, The Strokes, Christine & The Queens, Bring Me The Horizon, Mumford & Sons and Bon Iver. 

Full Outdoor Cinema Screenings:

Monday (27 May) – Musical Masterpieces
4.15PM - Mary Poppins Returns (U)
7PM – The Greatest Showman (PG)
Tuesday (28 May) – Instant Classics
4.15PM - Back to the Future (PG)
7PM - Black Panther (12A)
Wednesday (29 May) – Viewer's Choice
5:25PM - Goodnight London (Documentary and Panel)
7:30PM - Napoleon Dynamite (PG)
Thursday (30 May) – Dare to be different
4.15PM - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (U)
7PM - Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

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