News just in… LoCo – London Comedy Film Festival are in residence at Wilton’s Music Hall for their Festival of Transformations. From Monday 8th – Friday 12th August, LoCo will be screening five classic body-swap comedies at the world’s oldest surviving music hall along with amazing live acts before the movies and DJ’s in the bar until late into the night.
Amongst all this activity, Sideshow will be displayed too. LoCo asked us to get on board as part of their Transformations theme, and as Sideshow is an exhibition of drawings and poetry exploring the lives of the people in and around the fairgrounds, penny gaffs and music halls of an older England and the transformative effect of the carnival – it seemed a good fit especially as it will be housed in a side room upstairs at the fantastic Wilton’s.
Wilton’s is the oldest surviving Grand Music Hall in the world. It belongs to the first generation of public house music halls that appeared in London during the 1850s and which, only fifty years later, had all but disappeared. Close to Tower Bridge and run by a small and dedicated team of people, it’s one of London’s most magical venues. Check out the virtual tour of the building here. Wilton’s is very much in need of your help and for every ticket bought for the Festival Of Transformations, £3 will be donated to Wilton’s Restoration Fund which helps save this unique building.