Remembrance Day projection on Camden Town Hall

Camden Town HallThe Town Hall’s walls are serving as a canvas for a short film on World War I this week.

The projection has been provided by the Belgian Tourist Office, which has also had a food van driven over from Brussels to sell Belgian frites. Proceeds are going to the Royal British Legion (RBL).

RBL volunteers in WWI uniforms were selling poppies on either side of Euston Road. They told me the collaboration with the Belgian Tourist Office was something new and unusual.

The film combines stark black and white images, animated maps, dates, moving type and graphic touches of red – somehow managing to hold its own against the visual din and light pollution of Euston Road.

The Camden New Journal recently reported on this being perhaps the first of many projections for the Town Hall and a new revenue source for the council.

Clare Hill

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2 Responses to Remembrance Day projection on Camden Town Hall

  1. Zannthie says:

    Good Lord! It sounds a lovely and fitting concept to use film in public space to arouse remembrance, however, the location and siting on this particular building can only lead to disruption of concentration to those in cars and other vehicles squeezing along Euston Road.

    One hopes there are no incidents or accidents as a result of this. Has risk assessment been carried out? It is always the more vulnerable road users that suffer the consequences of lapses in motorist focus.

  2. Gordon says:

    A fantastic idea to raise awareness of a war that is now fading from living memory, especially in the run up to the centenary of that conflict.

    It was especially heartening to see the volunteers in the (what look to be rather uncomfortable) WWI uniforms collecting for the British Legion, on what have been cold, often drizzly nights, The uniforms they wore, along with their extensive knowledge of their subject matter (for, I discovered, these were all WWI experts, rather than mere actors in costume), put a human face to the reasons we wear our poppies at this time of year. A truly great bunch of chaps who have been putting others who have made the supreme sacrifice, in conflicts past and present, ahead of their own physical discomfort

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