On every high street, up and down the country, thousands of independent traders face a daily battle for survival. No more so than in the fabled London ‘village’ of Crouch End, where each passing year sees businesses close as the onslaught of increasing rents and rates as well as the shift to internet shopping and home delivery take their toll. Beneath The Clocktower is a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Harvey Marcus which explores the world of Crouch End’s longest serving small businesses, and the big characters behind them. This is not an action movie but it is a warm, politically relevant and often funny documentary about struggle, survival and success.
Following our screening on November 3rd, we will be hosting the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum for a discussion about the Crouch End Town Centre. This will be an opportunity for you to say what you it is like about the current range of shopping facilities and nightlife, the challenges the centre is facing and how you would like to see it develop over the coming decade.