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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Rio Cinema screening of "Under the Cranes" on Sunday 5th May - a benefit for #SaveRidleyRoad

On Sunday 5th May at 3.45pm the Rio Cinema will be screening "Under the Cranes"  Book now to avoid disappointment - it sold out last time !


The film has been described as "a polyphonic meditation on time and urban space - a joyous wonder, an instant addition to the modern canon of filmic London" and  a "marvellous evocation of Hackney - the place, the peoples and their dreams too".


Filmed on location in Hackney, and with rare archive footage, the film is a collaboration between the poet Michael Rosen and the film maker Emma-Louise Williams. Michael and Emma will be at the Rio to talk about the film and their own experiences of the changing face of Hackney.


The Rio is screening the film to help raise funds for the #SaveRidleyRoad campaign. Our street market is increasingly at risk from "regeneration", gentrification and social cleansing.



Rocketing land values and rents threaten the sustainability of Ridley Road's small businesses, street traders, artists and artisans and threaten the affordability of its produce on which so many Hackney families depend.


@SaveRidleyRoad campaigners have been battling successfully to protect traders from summary evictions and to resist the planning application to turn Ridley Road Shopping Village covered market into upmarket offices and luxury flats. Your support is invaluable to this struggle.

You can see the details here of the planning application, under Hackney's reference 2017/2897. 
If it helps with your objections you can see ours here
You can object to the planning application by email here. Do it now - numbers count!  





Monday, 1 April 2019

Support is growing for Save Ridley Road campaign

The Save Ridley Road campaign is going from strength to strength. There was a strong show of community support, and solidarity with the market traders, at the festival in Gillett Square last Saturday


Cordia, Talularose, Dollybluebelle and Aga 

The artists brought their brushes and paints...  


Sienna

and Hackney's legendary Ray Carless played his saxophone... 


Prince Terralox
and we also had DJs...


Chloe Giles and Aleh

and Food Not Borders brought us free vegan food...


Lauren and Zaia

and we heard speeches from Save Ridley Road campaign... 


Leroy

and from the campaigners of Ward's Corner Save Latin Village ...



Delphi



Mark

and we had help and advice from London Renters Union...


Mohammad

and performances by spoken word artists and poets....

Soraya and Nafeesah

and we made sure...


Anishika

that the message from our community.... 

Dave
to the developers and the Council ....


Keante

was loud and clear.... 
      
Save Ridley Road!

Ange

As someone rightly said "You've got to fight to save the London you love". Our weapons of choice last Saturday were art, music, poetry, love and solidarity! 

(Plus local people wrote over 150 thoughtful comments and objections to the planning application for redevelopment of the Ridley Road Shopping Village. Yeh! Ed



You can see the details here of the planning application, under Hackney's reference 2017/2897. 
If it helps with your objections you can see ours here
You can object to the planning application by email here. Do it now - numbers count!  


All photos copyright of Tamara Rabea