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Sound & Cinema: Past, Present & Future

22 January - 13 February 2020

London College of Communication's Screen School presents ‘Sound & Cinema: Past, Present & Future’ – an exhibition and events programme spanning film, virtual reality, games, TV and sound celebrating 125 years of diversity and creativity within the College.

The exhibition will include a week of free interactive events, featuring audio-visual live works, presentations, film screenings, VR, games and immersive spaces, panel discussions, practical workshops, performances and more.

The exhibition features a photographic celebration of The Cinema Museum by MA Photography graduate Ana Escobar, a collaboration with National Disability Arts Collection & Archive (NDACA) exhibiting film and sound pieces by disabled artists, prints by Tom Eckersley from UAL's Archives and Special Collections Centre, and a small exhibition of objects from the Stanley Kubrick Archive based at London College of Communication.

In addition, London College of Communication is proud to partner with the BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) to launch the Aesthetica Award-Winning Film Tour – an initiative aimed at bringing cinema to the community and encouraging positive engagement with independent film.

Events and exhibitions programme

Launch Night
22 January, 6-9pm

Virtual Reality & Immersive Experiences Lab
22-30 January, various times

Creativity and Diversity: a celebration of current LCC PhD student films – Screenings and Q&A
23 January, 5.30-8.30pm

(Un)mapping the City: Music Videos and Beyond – Screening and Discussion
23 January, 6-9pm

Virtual Reality: Reaching New Worlds from Climbing Mount Everest to Sailing with the Vikings – Panel Discussion
24 January, 2-3.30pm

10 Years of Aesthetica: The Director’s Pick – Talk
24 January, 4-5.30pm

Aesthetica Award-Winning Film Tour at LCC – Screenings and Q&A
24 January, 6.30-8.30pm

Intimacy on Set/Stage Seminar: for theatre and the Screen Industry – Seminar
27 January, 2-5pm

The Gatherers – Screening
27 January, 6.30pm

Searching for the Inaudible – Workshop
28 January, 10.30am-4.30pm

The "I" in Documentary Filmmaking – Seminar
28 January, 1-5pm

The Surprising World of Kubrick – Lecture
28 January, 6.30-8pm

Playing with Tom Eckersley – Tours
29 January, various times

The Future of Television: Creating an Inclusive World – Panel Discussion
29 January, 6.30-8.30pm

Re-creating the Past: Reconstruction in Documentary – Screenings and Q&A
30 January, 11am-1pm

Writers: Paving the Way to an Inclusive Future – Panel Discussion
30 January, 2-4pm

Screen School Lates – Tours
30 January, 5-8pm

Find Us

London College of Communication is located in the heart of London, at Elephant & Castle. The College is based on a single site, within easy reach of various parts of the city and well served by tube, bus and rail networks. Find out more about getting here on our Find Us page.


London College of Communication strives to provide an inclusive and accessible environment for our students and visitors. If you have any specific access requirements for an event or exhibition, please contact us by email ( or phone (020 7514 8498) in advance of your visit so that we can make any necessary preparations or adjustments. For full access and route guides for our building, please view our AccessAble accessibility guide.

Filming and Photography Notice

Please note that filming and photography will be taking place throughout the exhibition. Both bigger crowds, smaller groups and individuals may be captured on camera.

All imagery and footage may at some point be published on the College's website, social media channel and in print, or by partners and institutions associated with the exhibition.