Hither Green Hall Presents: Igor’s One Man Band Dance Party

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The Jukebox Squeezebox

Igor’s One Man Band Spring Dance Party

Saturday 29th March 2014. Doors Open 7pm

Igor Outkine (the unusually versatile vocalist) and his One Man Dance Party is coming to Hither Green with his Jukebox Squeezebox!!  playing on a “magic“ midi accordion Roland Fr-7x, he will be showcasing a selection of tunes from the Forties to the Noughties, Igor can play the hits like you have never heard them before!

From Balkan, Tango, Swing & Latin to Pop, Rock and Disco, all the hits will be there from ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ to 2 Unlimited’s ‘No limit’ via Staying Alive & Tainted love. Want to hear something specific? Let us know via Facebook or twitter and we will pass on the request to the maestro for a ‘shout-out’ on the night!

Igor has accompanied silent films for us before including his ‘Chills in the Chapel’ sold out event for Halloween. He has also played at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Café de Paris, with Marc Almond at the Shepherds Bush Empire, House of Parliament & House of Lords, Royal Opera House and from Denmark to the Edinburgh Fringe. This will be a night people will talk about for an age in Hither Green, don’t miss out, come along and be a part of it!

Tickets for this are £8.00 in advance (£10 on the door) and are on sale from Cafe of Good Hope on Hither Green Lane, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers on Staplehurst Road and online from Wegottickets.com

There will be a free attended cloakroom for those who might want to dress up and get changed at the hall as well as a fully stocked bar of wine, beer, ale, spirits, cider and soft drinks.

And here are some of Igor’s favourite songs:

Puttin’ on the Ritz, In The Mood, I Could Have Danced All Night, Peter Gunn Theme, James Bond Theme, Pink Panther, Zorba’s Dance from Zorba the Greek, Godfather, Hound Dog,
Roll Over Beethoven, A Hard Day’s Night, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Oh, Pretty Woman
She’s Not There, I Feel Good, It’s Not Unusual, Venus, Kung Fu Fighting, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Take a Chance On Me, Voulez-Vous, Gimme Gimme, How Deep Is Your Love, Living Next Door To Alice, Miss you, Sunny, Rasputin, I Will Survive, Tainted Love, Billie Jean, Sweet Dreams, Staying Alive, Bamboleo, No limit, Wonderwall, Sex Bomb

 


Hither Green Cinema Presents: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Cert 15)

Sunday 2nd March 2014 @ 7pm

We don’t bring you an event in 6 months then we do 3 in 4 weeks!!  We are on a role!!

Come along and join us and the spectacular film ‘Priscilla…’ for a fabulous evening of wine, beer and song as we chart the journey of the big silver tour bus ‘Priscilla’ across the Australian outback and the drama, heartbreak and laughter that ensues for her occupants.

On the night we have a fully stocked bar of wine, beer & cider, tea, coffee, hot chocolate as well as cakes, nibbles and popcorn so all you have to do is turn up and be fabulous!!

Tickets are £5 (£1 from each ticket sale will be going to London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard which Hither Green Hall will match along with any money raised on the night) and can be bought from Cafe of Good Hope on Hither Green Lane, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers on Staplehurst Road and online at WeGotTickets.com.

We look forward to seeing you on the night and if you feel the need, please look ‘FABULOUS’ (prizes will be given for the most fabulous on the night!)


Rainbow Readings @ Cafe of Good Hope

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Rainbow Readings at Cafe of Good Hope

Cherry Potts, VA Fearon, Rebecca Idris & Catherine Blackfeather

Wednesday 26th February 2014. 7pm – 11pm

as part of LGBT History Month

Hither Green Hall is branching out into the field of Literature to bring you 4 authors reading from and talking about their own books and experiences. With a diverse mixture of writers who cover the spectrum of our society. Please come along, listen, ask questions, get a book signed, eat and drink as the bar will be open late!

Tickets for this event are very limited and only £3 and are available from Café of Good Hope 216 Hither Green Lane, Hither Green, London SE13 6RT or from WeGotTickets.com.

All money from ticket sales is going towards the Jimmy Mizen Foundation. There will be beer, wine, soft drinks and teas and coffees to keep you fed and watered on the night.


Hither Green Hall Presents: Sideways – Cheese & Wine tasting evening

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Sideways Cert 18

Saturday 1st February 2014 @ 7pm

with wine tasting from the Hither Green Wine Club
and cheese platters from Mootown

A candlelit evening with cheese, wine, a film and friends!

So yes we have been quiet for 6 months but we are back and we are bringing friends!!

Some people will be detoxing throughout the month of January after the over indulgence of December so to help celebrate the end of January we are having a cheese & wine tasting evening with the film Sideways on Saturday 1st February!
We are setting up candlelit tables and providing table service before the film for a chance to sample the various cheese and wines on offer from our friends at Mootown and the Hither Green Wine Club. Daniel from the Hither Green Wine Club will be on hand to answer any questions regarding the wines and Tom from Mootown will be available to explain what and where the cheeses comes from. There will also be a ‘hand-out’ for each person to take away describing the wines and cheeses they have tasted on the evening for future consumption.

Our regular bar will also be open for beers, ciders, teas, coffees and cakes to round off your evening
Tickets are £15 (which will include: 3 wine tastings, a cheese and oatcake platter, table service and film) and are available at Cafe of Good Hope on Hither Green Lane, You Don’t Buy Me Flowers on Staplehurst Road and on-line at WeGotTickets.com
There are limited tickets to create the right atmosphere on the night, so if you are interested check out one of the outlets sooner rather than later!

This is our first event of the year and we are looking forward to a season of varied films for all. We will be doing kids events, family events, community events and are planning something larger for the summer but it is still in the planning stages and a bit hush hush! We are also looking to expand into other areas of the arts so stay tuned.
Do you have an idea for a screening/event, would you like to help out on a specific project you have in mind or just help out with the running of the Hither Green Community Hall and Arts Society (to give us our official name)? If so drop Richard a line at Richard@hithergreenhall.org with any ideas. There is no obligation but we would love to meet other community minded people to keep this wagon rolling into the new year!!

We look forward to seeing you in the candlelight!


Hither Green Cinema Presents: ‘Cars’ & ‘American Graffiti’ in a “Unique” location

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HGH Presents Cars at Hillmans Basement

Sunday 26th May

For Hither Green Festival we are showing 2 favourite films in a unique location. At the corner of Ennersdale Road and Nightingale Grove is a treasure trove of ‘Wacky’ cars and memorabilia, the pride and joy of Gary ‘Peel Cars’ Hillman.  Gary is letting us use his basement garage (where he keeps his astonishing collection) to show these films in this unique event and the only way you will be able to see his wonderful toys this year.

First we are showing the animated Pixar film ‘Cars’. Before the film starts marvel at the wonderful display of cars and memorabilia and let your kids  make their own car to watch the film in and possibly win original Disney art work for prizes. Doors open at 1pm and the film starts at 2pm. £3 per child, adults free but must be accompanied by a child

Then for the nostalgia buffs we are showing the George Lucas classic ‘American Graffiti’. Before the film starts marvel at the wonderful display of cars and then a lucky few will be able to watch this cruising movie from inside a car! Just like an indoor drive-in!! Doors open at 5pm, film starts at 6pm. £3 each (If seats are sold out in advance there will be a very limited amount of standing tickets available on the door).

For both events there is limited seating, so get your tickets now!
Dress warmly as it is a basement!

Freshly made popcorn, hot dogs, cakes, nibbles as well as juices, tea, coffee, beer and wine will be available all day.

Tickets are available from Café of Good Hope on Hither Green Lane, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers on Staplehurst Road and wegottickets.com

HGH presents American Graffiti in the Batcave


Japanese Spring – The Cat Returns (U) & Zatoichi (18)

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Sunday 28th April 2013  – Hither Green Cinema is turning Japanese!

 The Cat Returns (2002) Cert U

****Due to licencing problems we have had to change the film. Please email Hither Green Cinema if you require a refund or come along on the day****

By the makers of Spirited Away

Doors open at 1.45pm and activities commence at 2pm, and will finish by 5pm

Bring your little Ninjas to an afternoon of Japanese themed activities. We kick off at 2pm with Japanese inspired games including origami and Samurai hat making, Japanese calligraphy for your little Emperors and Empresses and Fukuwarai (a Japanese version of pin the tale on the donkey) followed by a Kendo demonstration and free Karate lesson* by the Lewisham Shotokan Karate Centre, followed by the animated fantasy film The Cat Returns.

When a young girl rescues a cat from traffic she finds herself receiving gifts from the King of the Cats, who also wants her to marry his son, Prince Lune. With the assistance of a fat, grouchy real cat and an elegant cat statuette come to life, the girl has to find a way out of marrying the Prince of cats but gets whisked off to the Cat Kingdom before she has time to escape…

Shotokan Karate has long had many benefits, which include developing confidence, fitness and stamina as well as self-defence. But most importantly, we promise to wear the little ones out!

Recommended age: 6-12

Delicious cakes, treats and refreshments will be available.

Tickets are £5 per child. All adults must be accompanied by a child. 
Tickets are available from the Café of Good Hope on Hither Green Lane, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers on Staplehurst Road and wegottickets.com

*The small print: Although our volunteers will be on hand to help out on the day, please ensure you keep one eye on your child throughout the martial arts sessions. Hither Green Cinema cannot accept responsibility for any injuries or breakages. If, however, your child goes on to be the next Karate Kid, we might just take credit for that.

 

Zatoichi (2003) Cert 18 (subtitles)

A Takeshi Kitano Film

Doors open 6.45pm with activities commencing at 7pm.

Kick the evening off in style with a Kendo demonstration and free 20 minute Karate lesson by the Lewisham Shotokan Karate Centre, followed by a screening of Zatoichi.

Critically acclaimed, Zatoichi is colourful, rich with action and beautifully composed. The film follows the journey of a blind masseur and master swordsman, with powerful sequences and stunning choreography. Writer-director-actor Takeshi Kitano takes on this classic samurai character with his own brand of cinematic flair. Effortless and uncontrived, Zatoichi is pure cinematic magic.

For the full Japanese immersive experience, we’ve chosen the subtitled version. So don’t forget your specs.

Delicious cakes and treats will be on sale, as well as tea and coffee and the usual array of Meantime Beers, red and white wines and some Japanese refreshments.

Tickets are £8, and available from the Café of Good Hope on Hither Green Lane, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers on Staplehurst Road and wegottickets.com

We would like to thank The Shotokan Karate Centre in Lewisham for their support and dedication to this event. The primary objective of the Centre is to teach and foster the development of authentic Shotokan Karate. This is achieved under the leadership of the head instructor Sensei Roy Tomlin 6th Dan JKA


Hither Green Cinema Presents: Japanese Spring – My Neighbour Totoro (Cert U)

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Hither Green Cinema presents My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro (1988) Cert U

By the makers of Spirited Away

Sunday 28th April 2013, doors open at 1.45pm and activities commence at 2pm, and will finish by 5pm

St Swithun’s Hall, St Swithun’s Road, off Hither Green Lane & Ennersdale Road, SE13 6RW

Hither Green Cinema is turning Japanese


Bring your little Ninjas to an afternoon of Japanese themed activities. We kick off at 2pm with a Kendo demonstration and free Karate lesson* by the Lewisham Shotokan Karate Centre, followed by the animated fantasy film My Neighbour Totoro.

Multiple award winner, My Neighbour Totoro helped launch Japanese animation into the global spotlight. The film follows the two young daughters of a professor and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan. We promise it won’t disappoint.

Shotokan Karate has long had many benefits, which include developing confidence, fitness and stamina as well as self-defence. But most importantly, we promise to wear the little ones out!

Recommended age: 6-12

Delicious cakes, treats and refreshments will be on sale.

Tickets are £5 per child. All adults must be accompanied by a child. 
Tickets are available from the Café of Good Hope on Hither Green Lane, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers on Staplehurst Road and wegottickets.com

We would like to thank The Shotokan Karate Centre in Lewisham for their support and dedication to this event. The primary objective of the Centre is to teach and foster the development of authentic Shotokan Karate. This is achieved under the leadership of the head instructor Sensei Roy Tomlin 6th Dan JKA.

*The small print: Although our volunteers will be on hand to help out on the day, please ensure you keep one eye on your child throughout the martial arts sessions. Hither Green Cinema won’t accept responsibility for any injuries or breakages. If, however, your child goes on to be the next Karate Kid, we might just take credit for that.


Hither Green Cinema Presents: Japanese Spring – Zatoichi (2003) Cert 18

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Hither Green Cinema Presents Zatoichi

Zatoichi (2003) Cert 18 (subtitles), A Takeshi Kitano Film

Sunday 28th April, doors open 6.45pm with activities commencing at 7pm.

St Swithun’s Hall, St Swithun’s Road, off Hither Green Lane & Ennersdale Road, SE13 6RW


Hither Green Cinema is turning Japanese. 


Kick the evening off in style with a Kendo demonstration and free 20 minute Karate lesson by the Lewisham Shotokan Karate Centre, followed by a screening of Zatoichi. 

Critically acclaimed, Zatoichi is colourful, rich with action and beautifully composed. The film follows the journey of a blind masseur and master swordsman, with powerful sequences and stunning choreography. Writer-director-actor Takeshi Kitano takes on this classic samurai character with his own brand of cinematic flair. Effortless and uncontrived, Zatoichi is pure cinematic magic.

For the full Japanese immersive experience, we’ve chosen the subtitled version. So don’t forget your specs.

Delicious cakes and treats will be on sale, as well as tea and coffee and the usual array of Meantime Beers, red and white wines.

Tickets are £8, and available from the Café of Good Hope on Hither Green Lane, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers on Staplehurst Road and wegottickets.com

We would like to thank The Shotokan Karate Centre in Lewisham for their support and dedication to this event. The primary objective of the Centre is to teach and foster the development of authentic Shotokan Karate. This is achieved under the leadership of the head instructor Sensei Roy Tomlin 6th Dan JKA


Hither Green Cinema Presents:The Celluloid Closet (1995) Cert 15

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The Celluloid Closet (1995) Certificate 15

Sunday, 17th February 2013

Free market/social starts at 5.00pm. Film to commence at 6.30pm

St Swithun’s Hall, St Swithun’s Road off Hither Green Lane & Ennersdale Road, SE13 6RW

Hither Green Cinema celebrates LGBT History Month 2013

From comic sissies to lesbian vampires, from pathetic queens to sadistic predators, Hollywood has both reflected and defined how we think about sexuality.  This 1995 film shows clips from over 100 films as well as interviews with many of the filmmakers and actors including Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon and Tony Curtis.  Lily Tomlin narrates this surprising, hilarious and disturbing documentary about gay and lesbian movie characters since the very beginning of cinema.  The Celluloid Closet explodes sexual myths and explores how our attitudes about homosexuality and sex roles have evolved through the century.
Critically acclaimed (That’s Entertainment with a difference… snappy, glamorous… a testimonial to the magic of the movies.” - J. Hoberman, Premiere) watch this now before the inevitable follow up comes to the big screen.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans History Month takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.  
 
From 5pm there will be an opportunity to talk with local LGBT social and campaigning groups in a free ‘Pride Village Market’ inside the hall. There may even be freebies! Come and join this social with a difference with stalls from The Albert Kennedy Trust, Planet London, University of East London, Lewisham LGBT police liaison and more to be announced.
 
Delicious cakes and treats will be on sale, throughout the market and film, as well as tea and coffee and the usual array of Meantime Beers, red and white wines.
 
Tickets for the film are only £4 from Cafe of Good Hope on Hither Green Lane, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers on Staplehurst Road and wegottickets.org so come along and ‘We’ll have a gay old time’*
*Thanks to the Flintstones theme tune.

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Hither Green Community Hall and Arts Society supports all the effots made by Save Lewisham Hospital against the dramatic cuts that have suggested. We urge everyone to regularly check their website for information concerning what more can be done to stop the closure of out perfectly good, well run Hospital.