Cinema museum appeals for help

Cinema Museum at Kennington exterior

The Cinema Museum in Kennington, housed in the old Lambeth Workhouse, where Charlie Chaplin was sent as a child, is under threat. The museum’s lease expires in March next year. The site is owned by the South London and Maudesley NHS Trust, which is planning to sell at speed to the highest bidder. A petition has been launched calling on the trust to keep its promise to sell to the museum at a fair price and to work with it to find a solution. You can sign the petition at