Rotherhithe’s Sands Films launch live screenings in response to Coronavirus

Staff Reporter (20 March, 2020)

By Michael Holland


Amidst the Coronavirus social distancing restrictions,  Sands Films, who regularly host film screenings and events and make costumes for stage and screen, are planning to switch their line-up to live streaming events.

Now a director  Oliver Stockman, who joined the Rotherhithe institution in the ‘70s, told the News: “Like everyone else we are suddenly in a very strange space where all our income streams have dried up. And culture itself is the first victim. However, since all theatres, films, concerts and cultural gigs of all types have shut down, we are making plans to make use of the studio facilities to stream live events as a means to survive.”

He continued: “If not economically, at least culturally. We are talking to actors and musicians to explore the possibility of streaming these live events as soon as possible from our stage. If we can find an audience, we may well find an income too.”

The first such event that was cancelled proved a very successful Facebook stream. To keep abreast of live streams from Sands Films check the website

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