May 17, 2023

A special evening screening of Tunde's Film and White Riot, films exploring life and youth culture in 1970s East London.

1970s East End Film Night – SOLD OUT

Dates May 17, 2023 - May 17, 2023

Times 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Price Suggested Donation £3 or £6

Location Oxford Housed Chapel

Join us for a special screening of films exploring life and youth culture in the East End in the 1970s. The evening will include a screening of two films:

6.30-6.40pm:  Arrivals

6.40 – 7.20pm: Tunde’s Film (1973) 

Filmed in 1970s East London, this drama deals with the trials faced by a group of young teenagers. The film follows 18 year old Tunde Ikoli and his pals as they struggle to find work in 1970s Tower Hamlets.  Filmed in Shadwell, Stepney, Whitechapel and Bethnal Green,  Ikoli said this film was made ‘to show people what we have to put up with’ and this film showcases the many repressive challenges young people faced at that the time. The film also features music from Joan Armatrading.

Director: Tunde Ikoli and Maggie Pinhorn / Duration:  40 Mins

7.20 – 7.40pm: Break

7.40 – 9pm: White Riot (2019)

Rubika Shah’s award-winning  documentary charts the rise of the national protest movement Rock Against Racism (RAR). Formed in East London in 1976 among rising racism and anti-immigrant violence, Rock Against Racism brought young people together through music, culture and anti-racist campaigning. The movement grew from its Hoxton fanzine roots to 1978’s huge antifascist festival in Victoria Park, featuring X-Ray Spex, Steel Pulse and the The Clash. This film features compelling interviews, performance footage and archival footage from this extraordinary period.

Director / Writer: Rubika Shah Duration: 80 mins 

Please note that this event is for ages 16+

This event will take place in Oxford House’s ‘secret’ Victorian Chapel’