Showtime at Grow Mayow – 19 Aug

Taking Root poster
THELITTLEGREENSCREEN, south-east London’s premiere popup documentary cinema, will be holding two free evening popup cinemas this summer at Grow Mayow Community Garden as part of their TREES AND TRASH 2012 event. The first of these events is on 19 August, the second on 9 September.

Starting at 3pm on Sunday, 19th of August, there will be pizza and a series of family friendly ‘how to’ permaculture workshops, including recycled seed pots and seed bomb making. This will be followed by a free adult evening screening of Audience Award winner ‘Taking Root’ (HotDocs 2008) at 7:30pm. The film will be introduced by Francesca de Gasparis, the European director of the Green Belt Movement which was founded in 1977 by Professor Maathai and has planted over 51 million trees in Kenya.

‘Taking Root’ tells the dramatic and inspirational story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy. ‘Taking Root’ captures the transformative potential of people finding their voices and proves that courage is contagious.

Although the screening is free, seating is limited, so reserve a space (or two or three) by emailing There will be a free tree guard and tree whip (tree seedling) for the first 25 to book, and a free fox sedge in a recycled pot for all other booked seats.

The screening starts at 7:30pm, but join in from 6pm for pizza, pimms and popcorn. Unallocated seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis from 6pm.

The second event, TREES AND TRASH: GARBAGE WARRIOR, will take place on Sunday, September 9th and will feature daytime family friendly workshops with local upcycling arts collective the Skip Sisters, followed by an evening screening of ‘Garbage Warrior’ with director Oliver Hodge.

The TREES AND TRASH events by THELITTLEGREENSCREEN are part of Showtime, presented by the office of the Mayor of London, and are supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Showtime is a free outdoor arts festival giving all Londoners the chance to enjoy world class entertainment and culture on their doorstep. Find out more at MOL Presents.