The Catford Tapes

The Moonbow events team, who organised Up the Line in Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery. On the Catford Forum, they say they are "taking over the now empty Blockbuster Video Store in Catford to explore the politics surrounding the videocassette."

"Using art installations, soundscapes, spoken word, discussions, talks, screenings, dance, games and more, the intervention questions the impact video has made on all our lives, how it affected our behaviour and the huge environmental cost of our short lived innovations.

"We will be holding a 'Video Amnesty' allowing Lewisham residents to bring in old video cassettes[1] and players to be returned to the shelves for one last time before heading off to be completely recycled and re-emerge as something new.

There's a Teaser night April 10th from 6pm then we're open at the following times: April 12-15th, 12noon - 11pm; April 17th, 12noon - 11pm; April 19-22nd, 12noon - 11pm."

The event features a range of Brockley talent, including pianist Julian Jacobson and filmmaker Hugh Stoddart.