London Symphony : A Poetic Journey Through the Life of a City - Film Screening

Successful screening of award-winning silent film

The Cathedral hosted a special candle-lit screening of the award winning silent film London Symphony: A Poetic Journey Through the Life of a City on Friday evening.

With no dialogue, just a stunning accompanying original musical score, this film is a tribute the glory of this great city, it’s diversity and culture which is facing a challenge to its identity in the current political climate.  Shot in black and white at over 300 locations around the capital the film captures the vibrance of London perfectly in a little over 70 minutes.

The Cathedral nave was warmly lit by candles as the  audience numbering over 250 people were welcomed by the Sub-Dean Canon Michael Rawson.  Canon Michael spoke about  how Southwark Cathedral is an inclusive Christian community where we are passionate about celebrating our wonderful city of London. There has been a Christian presence on this site since the 7th century and we continue to engage with our vibrant, diverse and multicultural community which is showcased in this beautiful film.

The screening was followed by an audience Q&A with director Alex Barrett.

An exhibition of photographs taken from the film are on display in our Refectory until Thursday 8 March.