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‘Living in Span homes’ – Film Screening

February 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0


What made a couple with a young child stop arguing all the time, a young man decide to become an architect and a woman to live on the same estate for over 50 years? The answer is Span.

Span homes are a collection of houses built to accommodate urban living and community interaction. They were built as affordable homes for families where green space and light were integral to simple and modernist design. They continue to be a way of living for many Londoners today.

Chocolate Films explores this unique community of residents living and loving the urban oasis of three such estates; Mallard Place, Parkleys and Cator Estate. Our filmmakers have uncovered the social side of this modernist architecture and found unique human stories within the homes of Span residents.

Chocolate Films is hosting ‘Living in Span homes’, a screening event at the Royal College of Art, Battersea on 1 February at 7pm to showcase ten new short documentaries about the residents of Span homes. The screening will feature archive home-movie clips and images from residents, and we have guest speakers for a Q&A to explain the ethos of the unique alternative housing of Span.

Discover the way Londoners live in these unique modernist dwellings created by the pioneering post-war architect Eric Lyons.

To attend please RSVP to Sinéad Loftus, Chocolate Films Tel: 0207 793 4287  Email: workshops@chocolatefilms.com. This is a free event.


February 1, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Chocolate Films Workshops
020 7793 4287