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  • on 7th September 2021

New Venue for Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival @ St Luke’s September 8th

Free Screening: Half of a Yellow Sun / Wednesday September 8th @ St Luke’s Church, Charlton, SE7 8UG

Doors open 18.30 / Film starts 19.15 / Venue closes 21.15

Half of a Yellow Sun follows twin sisters Olanna and Kainene from a wealthy Nigerian family, who return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they choose very different paths as they are swept-up by the struggle for Biafran independence from Nigeria. Archive footage and 1960s TV newscasts are featured. Director & Screenplay: Biyi Bandele. Cast: Thandiwe Newton; Chiwetel Ejiofor; Anika Noni Rose. Half of a Yellow Sun carries a Certificate 15 rating.

Half of a Yellow Sun is based on a novel of the same name, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This modern classic was awarded the Women’s Prize For Fiction in 2007.

The Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival presents its 5th annual event – part of a group of community festivals – run by volunteers these screenings celebrate film bringing communities together in buildings they might never visit. Full festival programme  www.freefilmfestivals.org/event/half-of-a-yellow-sun-free/ 

St Luke’s Church is a Grade 2* listed building that dates from 1630, built with Charlton House – one of London’s best preserved Jacobean houses. Join us to see Half of a Yellow Sun in the tranquil setting of an historic London church – a brief talk about the history of St Luke’s Church will be given at 18.45 by Joseph Spooner, one of St Luke’s Church Wardens. Refreshments will be sold in aid of St Luke’s Church.

This event is supported by The Friends of St Luke’s Download Application Form

The building is accessible by wheelchair but has narrow access to toilet facilities

Enquiries contact admin@charlton.church

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