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London Film Festival [12-27 October]

Tickets for this year’s London Film Festival go on sale to the public on Monday 26th October. As has become the annual tradition, Happy Scrapbook ploughs through the programme and presents some of the more quirky but quality entries. Sing Your Song - A celebratory documentary about Harry Belafonte, focusing on his lifelong political activism and [...]

Women of the World Festival [11-13 March 2011]

“Launching this year, WOW – Women of the World – is a joyous celebration of the formidable strength and inventiveness of women – a pioneering, groundbreaking annual festival, which will present, recognise and celebrate women, and act as a conversation space for issues of all kinds.” ‘Through a series of debates, conversations, networking opportunities, presentations, showcases [...]

London Film Festival [13 - 28 October]

Festival time continues with bookings for tickets to the London Film Festival opening to the public on 27th September. Click the film titles below to see who Happy Scrapbook recommends this year: Upside Down: The Creation Records Story – Alan McGee puts his side of the Creation Records story in Danny O’Connor’s brilliant, passionate and [...]


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SciFi London 2010 [28 Apr - 3 May]

From its outset this Festival’s intention was to attract people who thought they didn’t like sci-fi, rather than just the hard-core sci-fi fans. With the focus this year on what will life be like in 2050, it includes over 40 features, 25 shorts and standout special events, live panel discussions and workshops at the Apollo [...]

Birds Eye View 2010

Celebrating women filmmakers, the Birds Eye View film festival runs from 4th to 12th March. 9 jam packed days, 8 inspired features, 7 penetrating documentaries, 21 visionary shorts, 22 retro movies starring iconic blondes, a top masterclass, vocational training plus filmmakers, special guests, Q&As, a tea-party or two, and open screen opportunities for aspiring names of the future… plus this [...]

The Book Club

            Happy Scrapbook has reported for some time now on the growing trend of venues offering opportunities to combine using our brain cells with having a fun night out, from the classes at School of Life, to the Lates at the Science Museum and its sister events at the Dana Centre, and Book Slam. The [...]

Died Young Stayed Pretty – ICA [9 - 29 October]

          This smart and rambling documentary delves into the booming underground network of music gig poster artists in the US, skipping through a plethora of artistic styles and promoting Sonic Youth and Radiohead among dozens more. The life of the poster artist is impressively – and inspirationally – documented by debut [...]

London Film Festival [14-29 October]

      Tickets for this year’s London Film Festival go on sale to the public on 26th September. Hover on the pics for the titles, click for more info. Happy Scrapbook recommends: Celine Danhier’s authoritative, thorough account of post-punk underground filmmaking in New York City. Jim Jarmusch’s audacious latest is a poetic, allusive, visually stunning [...]

Beautiful Losers – ICA [6-24 August 2009]

                Are you creative or do you feel that you’d like to be more creative? Do you find making art intimidating? I got a great amount of inspiration when I saw this film.   In the early 90s a loose-knit group of outsiders, including Harmony Korine and Shepherd Fairey, [...]