A balmy night, a gourmet picnic, a great movie and some of the most stunning outdoors views in London… That does sound like the perfect summer alfresco outing and -providing the weather remains accommodating- it will be, thanks to a program of pop up cinema screenings under the stars that will take place in iconic locations including Kensington Gardens, Regent’s Park, Greenwich Royal Observatory Gardens and the Brompton Cemetery.
Founded by Sally Wilton, the owner of the Lexi -a boutique cinema that has become a social hub for the Kensal Rise/Queen’s Park creative community- and George Wood, The Screen on the Green managing director, the Nomad hosts a summer season of “cinematic journeys” through London’s greatest parks and green spaces, in venues including Kensington Gardens, Regent’s Park, Holland Park, Hyde Park, Richmond Park, Bushy Park, Greenwich Royal Observatory Park and the Brompton Cemetery.
Each venue has been given its own sub-theme, with a selection of films that connect and embrace each setting. In Greenwich Park, for example, the big screen will be set up next to the Royal Observatory, with the theme of time and space synonymous to the venue being reflected in the programming, with cult movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. There will be something for everyone, from cult classics to mainstream guilty pleasures, with Chic-Londres favourites including Casablanca in Dulwich Park (28th May), Fargo in Kensington Gardens (17th July), The Birds at Bushy Park (28 juillet), Some Like It Hot in Holland Park (18th August) and Pan’s Labyrinth in Brompton Cemetery (8th of September).
To add extra magic to the cinema experience, selected films will regularly feature insightful introductions from special guests, theatre acts and live music. Last but not least, you will be doing a good action as well as enjoying a good evening, as 50% of all distributable profits from The Nomad will be donated to its chosen charity, the Sustainability Institute in South Africa. What’s not to like?
For the complete program and bookings www.whereisthenomad.com