Brockley: Drink it in, it always goes down smooth

Those going to the Pop-Up Screens events in Hilly Fields tonight or tomorrow: We pity you. For you will never know the sense of camaraderie that comes from sitting in a field with 200 other people wrapped in ponchos and huddling under umbrellas to take shelter from the rain.

Last night, we went to the first of the three outdoor cinema events in Hilly Fields - a screening of Anchorman on the crest of the hill below the new cafe. The steady rain turned it from a night of sprawling on picnic blankets into an occasion when it paid to come prepared: Chairs and umbrellas were currency. The organisers dished out the ponchos.

We hunkered down with haloumi burgers, beer and mind-blowingly good popcorn from the London Kettle Popcorn company and soon the sound of rain on our umbrella became one with the soundtrack.

Hopefully, Pop Up Screens will become a regular part of the Brockley summer season.