London Symphony : A Poetic Journey Through the Life of a City - Photographic Exhibition

Southwark Cathedral is delighted to announce that our Refectory Cafe will be hosting an exhibition of photographic images taken from the award winning silent film London Symphony - A Poetic Journey Through the Life of a City (2017)

London Symphony is an artistic snapshot of London as it stands today, and a celebration of its rich diversity of culture, architecture and religion.  

The film was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017, and was winner of four categories in the Silent London Poll of 2017: Best Silent Film DVD/Blu-ray release, Best Silent Film Theatrical Release, Best Modern Silent Film of 2017 and Silent Hero of 2017 for director and editor Alex Barrett.

During the making of his film,  director Alex Barrett took a wide range of photographs which, like the film itself, offer a poetic journey through the capital.  This exhibition features a curated selection of these images, along with two photographs of Southwark Cathedral taken especially for the occasion.

I am absolutely thrilled to be able to present my first solo photography exhibition at the beautiful surroundings of Southwark Cathedral.  Given that many of my images focus on London architecture, I am excited to be able to hold the exhibition at one of the most striking and iconic buildings in the city.  Alex Barrett, Director

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 the film and images from London Symphony. We look forward to welcoming all visitors who come to see these wonderful photographs and to explore what it means to live a good life in this fantastic city.  Sub-Dean, Canon Michael Rawson

The exhibition runs from the 10 February - 8 March in the Cathedral Refectory.

For more information about the film please visit here