Modern Movement

May Madness in Herne Hill Market & Brockwell Lido!

Kicking on from Herne Hill Free Film Festival's launch screening of The Ladykillers in the Square on Friday night, all sorts were on for May Bank Holiday Sunday (the 3rd) in Herne Hill Market​ and Brockwell Lido​! A maypole, town crier, crab dressing class, plus lots of music even before the sun came out for good. Over at the Lido, it was Day 2 of the Modern Movement, organised by Moses Otunla of Bleu Furniture.

Lido Modern Movement 2012 official promo & late add - live music weather permitting!

The Modern Movement at the Lido is just days away ... will the weather cooperate!??! It seems last year at this time it was dry and warm! See the official MM promo below. Also breaking news is that after their well-received performance at Dulwich Leisure Centre's inaugural Members' Evening last week, Herne Hill's Ingham Swing Ensemble will be on hand lunchtime (between noon and 1pm) on Sunday to play Cole Porter classics outside in the patio of The Lido Cafe. They'll back onto the pool so folks on hand for Modern Movement can listen. See photo of their expanded ensemble below last week at DLC. They'll be doing the likes of 'I Love Paris', 'Night and Day', 'I Get a Kick Out of You', 'I've Got You Under My Skin' and many more. Cole Porter got his start writing his classics in the 1920s just as the original Modern Movement got its start in Paris in the 1920s and spread throughout Europe during the 30s. So it's a good fit for what we hope will be a great weekend.

The Modern Movement at the Lido

Photo: Bianca Levy

Camberwell College of Arts at Brockwell Lido's Modern Movement 2011

Brockwell Lido's Modern Movement 2011 kicks off tomorrow, April 30th, and will run across the weekend with 20 stalls set up around the pool selling items from the 1920s to the 1970s including lighting, textiles, rugs, vintage furniture, glass and objets d’art. There will also be talks and other activities, including an exhibition/installation from the Camberwell College of Arts' first year 3D degree programme students. The cafe will be serving a barbeque by the pool. All are welcome.


The weekend probably gets its name from the dominant movement in 20th-century architecture, which grew out of the technological innovations of 19th C industrial architecture, which led to a kind of international style of the 1920s and 30s. This has since developed various regional trends. ‘Form follows function’ was one of the MM's principles even if this didn't seem to represent contemporary architecture's preoccupation with proportion, human scale, and attention to detail!


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