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The Biscuit Factory

Saturday 17 September 2016

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Saturday 17 September 2016
19:30 - (doors at 18:30)
Film Screenings, Pop-Up
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Stephen Frears beautiful comic drama is coming to Bermondsey as part of the Grosvenor Film Festival!

This classic Brit-film stars Gordon Warnecke as Omar, an ambitious Londoner who lives in a grotty flat south of the river with his formally successful, now alcoholic father. Fuelled by the big dreams promised by Thatcherism, Omar and his ex-skinhead lover Johnny (played brilliantly by Daniel Day-Lewis) strive for success, freedom and hope when they fix up Omar's uncle's rundown old laundromat. The story of two outsiders in modern London trying to make their mark is a must see for any Big Smoke resident. 


Once called 'London's larder', Bermondsey was historically at the heart of the city's food production. Situated in the industrial centre of the district is where we find The Biscuit Factory. Also known as the Peak Freen Biscuit Factory, this stunning new location for our 2016 season is an intriguing addition to the Grosvenor Film Festivalin association with Chestertons. Join us at this unique venue with a fascinating window into the past. Take a look at this great footage from Huntley Film Archives for a glimpse of the factory's Biscuit Town glory days.  

Made in London
With a long and proud tradition, many Bermondsey businesses have been family-run for generations, and there’s no doubt Bermondsey’s communities know what it means to be a Londoner. For these reasons we have selected a special line-up of films which, like Bermondsey, are truly made in London.

More about the former Peek Frean Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey
Originally based in the Docklands, James Peek & George Hender Frean moved to Dockhead in Bermondsey in 1857 and 1861. The company started exporting biscuits to Australia and later to other overseas destinations. With business booming, the Company moved to larger premises on Clements Road in 1866 where they continued baking until the factory was closed down in 1989. At its peak, the factory employed 4,000 men, women and children, making it one of the biggest single companies in London. Due to the sweet smell of baking, Bermondsey became known as Biscuit Town.


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The Biscuit Factory
100 Clements Road Bermondsey, London, SE16 4DG

Nearest station:
Bermondsey (Tube)


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