A Love Letter to the Basement
A Love Letter to the Basement celebrates The Chateau, an underground DIY LGBTIQA+ bar, cultural space and performance collective in South East London. What began as a three month pop-up in 2018, stretched to two years of queer performance and expression, in an ex-religious themed cocktail bar underneath Camberwell Church Street SE5. The film was built on the memories of those who experienced it. Through voiceover, archival footage and photography of the many nights at The Chateau, the film shows us what the space embodied and how it housed the queer community of South East London.