KEY FACTS / Discussion Points

  • Barry has been campaigning for the best part of 10-20 years(?) to have the studios memoralised
  • Barry is part of the judging panel of the Walthamstow International Film Festival, which Liza and Paul Fletcher has setup to chapion emerging filmakers(?)
  • Pam - do we talk about Silent London and the small exhibition on Wood Street during the 2012 Outer London Fund bid work?
  • 2 years ago local MP Stella Creasy introduced Barry to Mark Clack,. co-founder of urban arts collective Wood Street Walls
  • Mark & Barry has been working over the past 18 months to secure agreement from the 4 key building that houses the 4 film studios in the area (can create Google Map for this), to house Waltham Forest Heritage plaques

     

    • The four sites include a housing trust (Family Mosaic) and BT, where the site is now a BT Telephone Exchange
    • There are also key filming sites around the area, such as Epping Forest that filmed xxx and local pub on Wood Street (The Duke) that supplied a healthy amount of extras for the industry, as well as the site of Parker Diaries, that filmed Dick Turpin
  • Liza is leading this project to build towards a permanent home to celebrate the area's film heritage as well as past present and future
  • The Heritage Lottery bid will contain activities such as school workshops, educating local students about the area, street furniture and murals representing the area and an online archive
  • People are encouraged to submit their stories and reach out to relatives who may know about the industry and the buildings that used to be on the key sites, including sites