Today (Thursday 18 August) Sutton residents have a unique opportunity to enjoy seeing rare archive footage and home movies of the borough from the last century.

Inspired by the travelling cinemas that used to rove the country during the 1920s, the Film London KinoVan will be on Sutton High Street from 4.30pm until 6.30pm showing the films, many of which have not been seen for decades.

On the same afternoon passers-by will also have the opportunity to share their Stories of Sutton with us as we preview plans for an art & light installation for the alley between Princess Alice hospice and H&T Pawnbrokers.

Cllr Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council, said:

“The Film London KinoVan will give Sutton residents a fascinating insight into the history of the borough as we unveil exciting plans for the future.

“The outdoor cinema showing is just one of the events we’re holding at the northern end of the High Street that will introduce our Market Place Sutton vision.”

Film London aim to sustain, promote and develop London as a production hub and encourage the development of emerging filmmaking talent. It is funded by the Mayor of London and the National Lottery through the BFI, and also receives support Arts Council England, Creative Skillset and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

In addition to the outdoor cinema event Sutton High Street will also play host to a Crafternoon arts & crafts session and Pop-up book exchange in September, and DJ workshops in October. You can find out more about these events and the Market Place Sutton vision on the Sutton Council website here.