Silent Film Tickets & Information
Tickets are £8 and £5 for concessions (NUS card students, pensioners and children under 16). They are available on the church door – please arrive early to avoid disappointment!
After the film screening, the crypt bar will be open from 9.30pm with the same band from the film playing jazz / swing music from 10pm ’till late. Tickets will be available on the crypt door but if you’d like to come to both the film and the crypt, tickets are £12 & £9 and are available at wegottickets by clicking HERE.
Is the film suitable for children? The film is rated PG – it may be unsuitable for young children. It is a ‘serious’ film and has mild adult themes and covers some serious issues of the day. It also contains mild violence.
How will the film be screened?
St Giles’ is working with Camberwell Free Film Festival who will build a big screen in church to project the film. The film itself has been digitally restored by the BFI and St Giles’ has a license to screen it for one night only.
What is the running time? The film has a running time of 107 minutes – there will be an interval half way through.
What shall I wear? It’s Halloween night so fancy dress is very welcome! The film is set in 1920’s London so feel free to dress in period costume too – but normal dress is fine.
Join us at 7pm on Halloween night for a taste of roaring 1920’s London in Camberwell!
Directed by E.A. Dupont, Piccadilly is a story of ambition, desire and jealousy. Nightclub and restaurant owner Valentine Wilmot (Jameson Thomas) is enjoying tremendous success – largely due to his dancing stars Vic (Charles Laughton) and Mabel (Gilda Gray). That success begins to waver when Vic leaves for Hollywood after a heated argument and Valentine is forced to try out a new act, a scullery maid from his own kitchen, Shosho (Anna May Wong).
Piccadilly is notable for qualities not typically associated with British silent films: opulence, passion and a surprisingly direct approach to issues of the day such as racial inequality and class mobility.
Our Screening Piccadilly will be accompanied by music performed by a live jazz band, piano solo and Camberwell Community Choir. There’ll also be an interval where drinks and popcorn are available and the film runs for 107 minutes in total. It’s rated PG but the film does address period issues of the day and contains mild violence – it may be unsuitable for young children.
After the screening, the jazz band will be playing at a ‘speakeasy’ themed crypt night from 9.30pm/10pm. Tickets are available separately on the door of the crypt or online HERE– you can also find more information in thelink below.
Tickets for the film are available on the door and period / Halloween dress is very welcome! For more information about the film and tickets, click HERE.
At the start of September, we all came together to sing Choral Evensong for St Giles’ Day.
‘We’ as in St Giles’ Choir, members from Camberwell Community Choir, Southwark Pensioner’s Choir, Camberwell Choir School, Mind and Soul Choir – and quite a few ‘freelancers’ as well!
For a service lasting just 45 minutes there was a lot to sing! Music included Purcell’s ‘Thou knowest Lord’, Responses by Rose, Canticles by Stanford and Rutter’s ‘A Gaelic Blessing’. As well as a couple of hymns and a psalm for good measure. And with just under two hours to bring everything together, it was a real work out for all concerned.
But it was definitely worth it. The choir made a fantastic sound and it was the perfect way to end a happy, sunny St Giles’ Day. Thanks to everyone involved.