London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.
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South Bank Street Performers 1977
Acrobats, actors, musicians, human statues: nothing is off-the-table in South Bank for this extravagant exhibition of excellent talents.
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A ship funnel propped in the paving of South Bank sets the scene for an expressive theatre piece. A flash of shots showcases a slew of performers - dancers in bizarre, brilliant costumes, a human statue, a large and unusual dummy of a woman in a blue dress. And then, a coordinated presentation as the performers band together. The nature of the show may be ambiguous, but one thing is certain: it is certainly spectacular!
This film is from the collection of Vestry House Museum, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.