Every year, Veolia Southwark award local community groups with up to £1000 to support their environmental project as part of an EnviroGrant fund allocated to support our commitment to social value. One of this year’s winners was the Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival, a community arts project that allows people to come together, discover new film and community venues whilst celebrating the local area. They also promote volunteering and skills development with workshops.
Veolia has invited Southwark residents to the first London screening of ‘Landfill Harmonic’ on Thursday 10 September at the Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility at 43 Devon Street (off Old Kent Road, London, SE15 1AL), doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm film start. The film follows the Recycled Orchestra, an unlikely music group using instruments made from recycled materials from a landfill in Cateura, Paraguay. It’s a beautiful story about the transformative power of music, which also highlights two important issues of our times, poverty and waste. View the film trailer below.
Before the film, there will be a chance to play in the Live Junk Orchestra, a workshop starting at 7pm. Saul Eisenberg is a film director and performer who turns waste into music by reforming a variety of junk materials for their sonic properties. There will be an instrument for all those that wish to take part and have a go at trying something new.
Councillor Darren Merrill, Cabinet Member for Recycling and Environment, said “I’m delighted to be partnering with the organisers of the Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival, to be able to attract a new audience to our facility. This is a fantastic opportunity to visit and learn more about the wonderful world of recycling.”
Places are now fully booked for the screening but please see the www.freefestivals.org for details of other events.