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Skyfall at the Employment Academy

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30 August 2013

The Thames Reach Employment Academy will be serving up a free cinematic treat for local residents on Sunday 8 September – the latest James Bond blockbuster Skyfall.

The event is being hosted by Southwark-based charity, Pecan HOurBank – a skill swap scheme that lets those who live and work in Southwark exchange small jobs such as gardening, sewing or computer training, for free.

The screening forms part of the annual Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival that runs from Thursday 5 to Sunday 15 September. The Free Films Festival is a community group formed in 2010 to promote free film screenings in neighbourhood venues.

HOurBank coordinator Naomi Casserly selected the Employment Academy as the ideal venue to screen Skyfall after attending a meeting at the building at 29 Peckham Road recently.

She said: “We were approached by Free Film Festivals to see if we wanted to host a film screening in the local area. I immediately thought of the Employment Academy, as it’s such a great space in a beautifully restored building that is becoming a real hub for the local community. It’s the perfect place to hold the event.

“We wanted to choose a film that everyone would enjoy. Something that is modern and fun and we were able to get Skyfall to show which is amazing.” 

Although the screening is free and open to all, attendees are being encouraged to make a food donation to the Pecan Foodbank initiative that helps people in need get access to free food in times of crisis. Refreshments including popcorn and soft drinks will be available to purchase on the day.

Skyfall will be shown on at 4pm, Sunday 8 September at the Employment Academy, 29 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UA.

For more information about the event and the Pecan HOurBank and Foodbank schemes, please contact Naomi Casserly on 020 7732 0007 or email hourbank@pecan.org.uk

www.freefilmfestivals.org/whats-on/free-films-in-peckham/skyfall.html

www.pecan.org.uk/our-projects/hourbank

www.pecan.org.uk/our-projects/foodbank