The Silent London Calendar is no more, sadly, but in its place is Silent Film Calendar – a bigger and better version, with listings for events all around the UK, and overseas festivals as well. It’s nothing to do with me I have to admit, but I am very happy to be able to tell you all about it.
From now on this will be the place for you to keep up to date with what is happening near you – and you can’t miss it cos I’ve added a link to the site at the top of Silent London. The entries for each event are very informative and give a link to the correct place to buy tickets. Plus, you can search by month and region, eg if you look for what is happening in Wales this month, you’ll find a very enticing screening of The Phantom of the Opera at Caerphilly Castle. That’s tomorrow, so hurry.
If you know about a silent film screening that the Calendar hasn’t listed yet, you can get in touch with them on firstname.lastname@example.org
While life is undoubtedly busy, we always make time for the important things in life, like watching great films, and reading about them.
It’s not anything to complain about, but I find myself busier and busier these days – enjoyably so! Still, something has to give. I have been running Silent London for nearly five years now, and I don’t fancy stopping any time soon. So I won’t. But I have come to the decision that I will no longer be providing the listings service for screenings in London. I know it was a useful service – I had long wished that someone would do it, and lots of lovely people have been kind enough to tell me they value it at events around the city. But it does take up my time, and it can be a thankless task. Hopefully because I have done it for so long, I have increased awareness of where films are likely to be shown, and who might be likely to showing them, so it is not as necessary as it once was.