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On Culture: War Child Film Festival 2017

The CultureJukebox team are passionate about doing good and great films, so it was brilliant to be contacted by War Child, the charity for children affected by conflict, that’s launching its inaugural War Child Film Festival.

The event is in partnership with Everyman Cinemas and combines cinematic previews and premieres with live events, Q&As, panel discussions and performances; all to raise money for children whose lives have been torn apart by war.

The eclectic programme will include special events curated by bands, radio stations, record labels, cultural publications as well as live performances, DJs and more. It takes place in venues across London from the 25 September to 6 October: www.ourscreen.com/warchildfilmfestival

Highlights include an exclusive screening of Purple Rain, providing an opportunity to watch the legend Prince’s Acting debut in the awesome East London rave-den Oval Space.

For those who want to keep their finger firmly on the pulse the screening of the UK Music Video Awards preview showcase at the Ham Yard Theatre combines exclusivity and eloquence in equal measure.

The festival will also host special events such as DJ sets and parties curated by the acts and cultural publications across the festival including artistic collective Last Night In Paris, who will also be performing live at Everyman Screen on the Green.

The festival will culminate in a screening of Floating Points’ ‘Reflections – Mojave Desert’ and a closing party in collaboration with Dance for Refuge at the CLF Art Café in Peckham’s Bussey Building.

War Child has a rich heritage in innovative musical partnerships and has been harnessing the power of music to change lives since 1995 with the launch of the HELP Album.

100% of the profits from the tickets sold will fund War Child’s crucial work providing protection, education and longer time livelihood solutions to some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

War Child works in seven countries including Yemen where the conflict has had devastating consequences for children there. There are shortages of food, medicines and vital supplies and more than 2.2 million children are malnourished.

Follow the news via the hashtag #warchildfilmfestival

On Food: Oval Space Appoints A New Chef In Residence

Not content with being London’s best club (IMO) for sunsets, tunes and vibes - the Oval Space team have now appointed a new chef in residence.

Israeli chef Oded Oren is the man taking over Oval Space’s wicked al fresco space.  I spent a few years living in Bethnal Green, and the venue is a tropical plant-filled  suntrap, with an Instagram-ready view looking out across Bethnal Green’s vast decommissioned gasworks. The team are upgrading and transforming the outdoor terrace for 2016 with a new roof, living walls and wooden seating.

Saturday night at Oval Space

Anyway, back to the food. Oded Oren has previously hosted a supper club at the National Gallery, held residencies at the brilliant F.Cooke pie and jellied eels shop on Broadway Market and The Common Cafe. Throughout his summer-long residency he is going to be showcasing his signature Mediterranean food with an Israeli twist.

Dishes will include sea bream tartar with roasted tomatoes and avocado; grilled cauliflower steak with labneh and preserved lemons; beef prime rib with salsa verde; monkfish tail with summer tomatoes salsa; and pavlova with summer berries. Oded’s food is based on natural flavours and light seasoning, using fresh herbs and olive oil to compliment the main ingredients.

Image c/o Oval Space
Image c/o Oval Space
Image c/o Oval Space
Image c/o Oval Space
Image c/o Oval Space
Image c/o Oval Space

More information on Oval Space’s website here.