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Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt

Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 7.00pm

Café-bar opens at 6.00pm ★ Fundraiser ★ Donations encouraged


2 Dugard Way, Renfrew Road, London SE11, (10 minutes walk from Elephant and Castle

The VITO Project is delighted to be teaming up with The Food Chain to present a special screening of Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, 1989 documentary film that tells the story of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. 

The event is part of the ENDAIDS2030 festival, marking the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, which also coincides with The Food Chain 30 years anniversary. The screening will be introduced by Siobhán Lanigan, the Food Chain Chief Executive Officer and followed by an open discussion.

A small charity with a huge heart, the Food Chain has been providing vital food and nutrition support services for the most vulnerable and marginalised people living with HIV in London, since Christmas day 1988.  At the time of referral to the Food Chain, the people they work with are in crisis, often with little or no food at home, low or no income, and grappling with a complex range of health and social care issues arising from their HIV status. 

The Food chain is also one of the conservation partners of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt and a full size panel of the Memorial Quilt will exceptionally be on display in the Cinema Museum for this event.

The event will act as a fundraiser for the Food Chain and they will be selling red ribbons on the night. While entry for this event is free, we will need your donations on the night to cover the costs associated with running the event and raise money for the Food Chain. A minimum £5 donation is suggested but please give generously if you are able to. 

Time: Doors to the venue will open at 6pm for a 7pm screening and will be shut once the film starts or capacity is reached. 

Location: Cinema Museum: 2 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH

Venue accessibility: The Cinema Museum is level access. There is a lift, and an accessible toilet large enough for a motorised wheelchair, with an easy lock and handrails. Some of the interior doors are heavy. There is parking available at the Cinema Museum. The building does not have a hearing loop. Please send us a message if you have any questions about accessibility.

For more information, contact Sylvie Beaumont, ReShape Coordinator. To join the VITO Project mailing list click here.


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