Silent Cinema launches at the ORTUS

Come and join us at the ORTUS for our inaugural Silent Cinema event on Tuesday 28th January 2014 at 6pm. This will be the first in a series which will run on the last Tuesday of every month, when we will show a variety of films, all with underlying mental health themes.

The first film in the series will be “The Soloist”; a 2009 American drama film directed by Joe Wright, and starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr. The screenplay by Susannah Grant is based on the book, The Soloist by Steve Lopez. The film is based on the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who developed schizophrenia and became homeless.


Tickets are £5 and cover the cost of a hot drink and a cake from the cafe at the ORTUS. Just don’t forget your headphones!

If you don’t have your own headphones, no problem! We’re selling tickets with headphones for £9.

Spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis, so you must pre-book. Book here

Please make sure you arrive with enough time to grab your drink and cake from the cafe! The film begins at 6pm and the cafe will close at this time. 

A follow up to the window show

Thanks again for featuring my last art project.

Further to that there is now a follow up show that is being held this weekend as part of the lambeth open.

I will be showing a site specific installation work that my possibly be on in the space for longer than this weekend alone( fingers crossed!) …Any way this friday night there is a Private view of the work and then it is open both days: and also:  ….

i am happy to welcome any one who comes and i wonder if you could let all the SLAM people know….


Phil beeken

Monday 3 June 2013 @ The Dragon Cafe

3 June 2013

Dragon cafe 4th March: not 11th

11 March

Dragon cafe 11th March: correction 4th March

11 March


Your Recovery!

~Proposal for a film about people’s recovery from mental illness~


Do you have experience of mental illness? Would you like to share your experiences and contribute to a documentary film as an interviewee?


We are a collective of budding filmmakers with experience of mental ill health ourselves. Each of us has a unique recovery story, and we are interested in yours!


There’s no obligation to say anything you don’t wish say, the form of the interview will be entirely led by you, and with your permission we would like to film you, and record your spoken voice


Are you a health care professional? Would you like to contribute in an informed recovery model based approach, also through the means of being interviewed about your own insight and experience with people’s recovery


If you are interested and would like to find out more.


Please feel free to get in touch with:

Andrew Locke

Andrew Mulholland

Stuart Clayton