Royal Court and National Trust Announce Listen Local Mini Forest Cinema

Published on Fri 26 Apr 2019

The Royal Court Theatre in collaboration with the National Trust announce Listen Local’s Mini Forest Cinema Tour, as part of Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture.

Listen Local is a year-long collaboration between the Royal Court Theatre, The National Trust and local residents in Waltham Forest, commissioned as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2019 with support from the Airbnb Community Tourism Programme.

Listen Local’s first project is See the Real; an open call for Waltham Forest residents to make a 100 second film about somewhere that’s special to them.

Over 50 films were submitted and they will all be screened in the Mini Forest Cinema.

The Mini Forest Cinema is an installation designed by local artists in a repurposed caravan and built in Waltham Forest with help from a group of young people from the borough, including a group of SEND Young people from The Limes.

The Mini Forest Cinema will tour to locations in Chingford, Leyton, Leytonstone and Walthamstow over 2 weekends; Friday 26 April – Sunday 28 April and Friday 3 May – Sunday 5 May.

There will be a special screening event on Thursday 9 May, with performances, drinks and food provided by local caterers.

Tour locations will include Paradox Community Centre, Leytonstone Leisure Centre, Hollow Pond, Walthamstow Market, Asda Leyton Mills, Tesco Lea Bridge Road, Langthorne Park, Lloyd Park and Higham Park.

Mini Forest Cinema Tour
Friday 26 April – Sunday 28 April
Friday 3 May – Sunday 5 May

Read the full press release here.