MP3s may be easy, but will a compressed file ever match the sound quality of vinyl? Are Instagram filters really a viable substitute for the flair of Polaroid film? Do digital screens lose the magic of a flickering projection? The makers of ‘Star Wars’ seem to think so, as it has recently been announced that the new episode will be shot on 35mm film. If you too miss the unique beauty of analogue sound and imagery, bin the binary and get physical at the London Analogue Festival, where you have to be careful not to scratch the tape, film or other silver-coated materials that abound. Attractions at the festival – which takes place across multiple venues in the New Cross area – include exhibitions of analogue photography, screenings of old 8mm films and plenty of sound art. There will also be afternoon workshops for those who want to learn the art of silverprint or how to manipulate old-style film.
The London Analogue Festival will take place at Deptford Town Hall, the Amersham Arms and the Old Police Station in Deptford and New Cross. Saturday September 7 and Sunday September 8, from 11am. Free.