Catching an al-fresco film screening is one of the best things you can do on a balmy summer eve or weekend. And among the growing number of outdoor cinemas across the city, there’s one which is doing things differently.
— The Nomad Cinema (@thenomadcinema) June 19, 2017
The Nomad is popping up all over London during the next three months and it’s offering a unique way to experience some absolute classic movies. Far from being just a big screen on a green somewhere, The Nomad prides itself on creating a festival atmosphere and an immersive setting. Catch a film at the Grosvenor Film Festival in July and you’ll get pre-screening music and dance masterclasses. There’s also tasty street food on offer, free tea and coffee from Chestertons and a complimentary glass of wine with every ticket. And if you really want to impress your date, you can enjoy the whole experience on a Magic Carpet.
But that’s not the best bit… This gem of social enterprise cinema is also giving back in a big way. 100% of the distributable profits it makes go to The Sustainability Institute – a pioneering sustainable living and learning charity supporting families in rural South Africa. Projects supported to date include a crèche for local infants; school meals, schoolbags and tracksuits; sustainable gardens, solar power and water management systems; and after school activities for young people. And as a partly volunteer-run social enterprise, there’s a lot of social bang for your buck.
The Nomad is also making a difference closer to home. It offers completely FREE tickets to carers and is partnering with all kinds of other ethical enterprises based in the UK to help spread some of its impact around. Partners include the refugee-empowering tea company Chaigaram and Divine Chocolate. The Nomad is also the sister to The Lexi in Willesden Green – another award-winning social enterprise cinema. More on that in another post…