Eleven - A film celebrating grassroots football in London
Watch Eleven, a new film commissioned by the Museum of London and the Greater London Authority to celebrate Euro 2020.
The Museum of London, in partnership with the Greater London Authority, has created a short film celebrating the importance of grassroots football in London ahead of UEFA EURO 2020. Join us for free, daily drop-in screenings of this brand new film in our Ellipse Hall.
The origins of football are entrenched in the history of the city. The earliest recording of a game of football was documented in London and The Football Association was formed in the capital in 1863. This legacy of course continues today with several of the world’s leading football clubs located in London.
This year, to celebrate the UEFA EURO 2020 championships finally getting underway, the Museum of London presents Eleven, a film that highlights eleven personal stories of Londoners to create a contemporary London line-up and highlight the empowering nature of the ‘beautiful game’. The film captures a range of stories from Globe Rangers in Walthamstow to St. Matthews Project in Brixton, from the first Black Londoner to ever play football for England, Benjamin Odeje, to founder of Goal Diggers, Fleur Cousens, who created a team accessible to all women and non-binary people.
As the Museum of Londoners, this film focuses on the local heroes, from the referees and groundkeepers who keep the teams going to those finding rehabilitation and community through football.
The film screenings will be taking place daily, every 20 minutes in our Ellipse Hall. Entrance is free and included in a free General Admission ticket.
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The film will be screened on a loop in the Ellipse Hall. Free with a General Admission ticket.