To celebrate London’s new National Park City status a week-long free eco documentary season kicks off today at Regent’s Place, the busy piazza off Hampstead Road.
The inaugural outdoor London Green Film Festival is a partnership with the renowned San Francisco Green Film Festival (SFGFF): a new free event, it explores environmental issues through a series of innovative and thought-provoking documentaries such as The Age of Stupid and The Last Animals.
The festie champions both Brit and international work, covering everything from melting ice caps to the exponential use of single use plastic, not to mention the eight million tonnes dumped into the ocean each year. Family films, including The Red Turtle and Wall-E, will be shown on the weekend, offering the perfect opportunity to get kids interested in such important matters too.
Attendees can lounge on deck chairs, drink in hand, to enjoy the warm weather and experience an outdoor cinema with a difference, fully powered by natural renewable electricity sources, including the screen itself, by SmartestEnergy, a next generation energy company. Impressive.
And for the peckish? Why, ethical streetfood vendors Biff’s Jack Shack will be bringing its menu of indulgent vegan fast food to Regent’s Place, including its signature crispy fried jackfruit burgers.