The second of our five day celebration of 32LDN – a brilliant 32-part series of films devoted to London’s 32 boroughs – takes us to Bethnal Green’s famed cafe E Pellicci, which has been in the Pellicci family for over 100 hundred years.
Nevio Pellicci, the grandson of the original Italian founders, tells the story of the grade two listed caff, with its opulent wood-panelled interior, eclectic customers (the Kray brothers are said to have dropped for their breakfast every morning) and its unrivalled community atmosphere. His charismatic Italian-Cockney approach to storytelling and the sheer number of tales he has to tell make Nev an irresistible character to watch, while Rick Stanton captures the charm of the place with his own eclectic and unassuming visual language.
Stay tuned for more of the brilliant London-centric films this week!
- Submit Saturdays: eggs, gifs and monochromatic illustration from Illustrator Jocelyn Tsaih
- Boot Boyz Biz: promoting community, not commodity
- Waving goodbye to July with our weekly Best of the Web
- The classical and the crude combine to represent the multiple facets of The Arab City
- Parquet Courts’ Andrew Savage on the interchanging influence of art and music
- Thee Drinkers: New exhibition conveys the joys and despair of having a few too many
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Is it ever OK to work for free?
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale