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". Historic photos of Ridley Road market, from the Rio's collection, will also be projected.
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 quoting the application number 2017/2897 by email to or write to  Hackney Planning Service, 2 Hillman Street, London, E8 1FB
Do it now - numbers count!  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Bill for your tireless work in resisting the relentless march of developers. Publicising the wholesale loss of our long standing community and local landscape.

    We live further up in North Hackney and we are seeing skyscrapers sprouting up everywhere. The wealthy population of Finsbury Park is about to increase dramatically, while the homeless sleepeing under the bridge are literally swept away.

    Tim Smith


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