There will be outdoor screenings of the new film "Ridley Road 2020 - a street market under threat" on Thursday 20 August at the Ridley Road Shopping Village.The 30 minute film will be screened continuously from 8.30pm until 11pm, weather permitting. It's free, just turn up, bring your mask, and meet some of the local people who have been involved with the #SaveRidleyRoad campaign.
Here's a 60 second trailer of "Ridley Road2020- a street market under threat"The film features market traders, their Association, small business owners and artists who work in the Shopping Village which is slated for redevelopment. It even includes an interview with the Mayor of Hackney. The film tells a local story but with a universal message. - how regeneration, development and bureaucracy can damage the local economy, diversity and culture.
It you haven't been following the recent history of the threats to our street market you can read the backstory by following the links in these two posts from earlier this year - here Latest plans for Ridley Road Shopping Village development and here Hackney Council is "strangling the market with red tape"