Julian is a photographer and, among several academic posts, is Head of Film and Photography at Kingston University.
You can buy the book of the exhibition here
The Regent Street Cinema decided to screen a Soho film to accompany the show. Of the several that Julian and his co-curator, Karen McQuaid, suggested, the one the cinema chose was the brilliant Piccadilly from 1929.
Many thanks to Michael Schaub, Deputy Director of the Regent Street Cinema, for enabling us to record the intro to the film.
Afterwards, we sat down to talk about the film with members of the London Silent Film Group, including Peter Bromley, a documentary film maker and founder of the 1968 Film Group, and Michelle Facey, who programmes silent films for Kennington Bioscope at the Cinema Museum.
Buy Piccadilly on DVD here
Stream it online here
Or book tickets to see it projected with live musical accompaniment at Morley College on Feb 14th here
If you’d like to join the London Silent Film Group you can do that here
And you can find out about all of the Kennington Bioscope silent film screenings here