If you saw the British Film Institute's compilation of old documentary film footage of London when it was shown in our local St John's Ambulance Hall the other week - part of that Clapton celebration day - you might want to see the full 90 minute version of The Big Smoke at the Rio in Dalston tomorrow afternoon. In fact, come to think of it, you might want to see it even if you didn't see the short version. It's eye-opening stuff, capturing scenes and citizens from the capital between 1896 and VE Day. The longer version, I'm told, contains quite a lot of material from Hackney. Tickets are £5 and £3 (concessions). There will be an introduction by the BFI's James Taylor and a question and answer session. You can book in advance here.