Photographic Print: Palace Cinema 1930-1959

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You can purchase this limited edition photographic print of the Palace Cinema, Kentish Town over at the Kentishtowner website.

For the December 2013 edition of Kentishtowner, Nigel Smith of Tufnell Park Film Club took Sam on a tour of the lost cinemas right here in NW5. It’s a fascinating, almost forgotton history. We were thrilled that Sam also created this very limited edition Kentish Town print, featuring the one-time site of the Palace Cinema. Squeezed today between Tesco and the Property Maintenance Shop on Kentish Town Road.

Cost: £65
Limited edition of 50 numbered prints
Each one signed by artist Sam Nightingale
A3 size (297mm × 420mm)
Printed on high quality photographic paper
UK postage & packing included
Dispatched within 14 days of order

View on Kentishtowner.

A Brooks Art: Works on paper exhibition at Deutsche Bank

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Five hand-printed limited edition photographic etching from the Islington’s Lost Cinemas series will be printed and presented on the occasion of the A Brooks Art: Works on paper exhibition at Deutsche Bank exhibition: July – September 2013.


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A selection from the on going series Forgotten Futures: modernist architecture of the british seaside town will be on show at Bouyant, Gallery 40, Brighton, from 27 – 31 August 2013 (11 to 5)
Private View: Monday 26th August 6 – 9
Closing 31 August till 9pm

More cinema walks – past, present and future

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Islington Cinemas Walks

Throughout the year Sam Nightingale conducts a number of artist-led cinema walks around the historic sites of Islington’s former cinemas and picture palaces. 

The walks are a great opportunity to learn both about the history of the countless cinemas that dotted Islington’s streets but also to look beyond the contemporary cityscape to discover the rich history that can be found below its surface.

In snowy February a brave crowd of cinema sleuths joined Sam Nightingale to walk the length of Holloway Road in search of the spectral traces of the road’s cinematic past. Sam will once again be conducting this artist-led cinema walk on Saturday 8th of June 2013.

In Search of Holloway’s Lost Cinemas
– an illuminating journey into local cinema history

Holloway Arts Festival: Artist-led cinema walk
8 June 2013: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

But if you are interested in participating in the walk please join the waiting list

These walks are extremely popular and tend to book-up very quickly but if you would like to join the mailing list to be notified about the next walk, you can do so here.

Book: Born and Bread – Stories of Holloway Road

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Some of the stories and histories that are included in the Islington’s Lost Cinemas archive have been contributed to a new book called Born and Bread – Stories of Holloway Road.

The book is part of an oral history project that focuses on the cultural heritage of Holloway Road in Islington and has been initiated by the arts charity Rowan Arts and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Born and Bread project website can be found here.

Photo credit: Dylan Collard.