Star & Shadow Cinema is more than a cinema. It is an alternative social, cultural, arts and community hub run by a collective of volunteers.

It operates a unique system of open programming whereby grass roots community organisations, independent artists and any member of the public can come and promote their own social causes via film, music, discussions and working groups. We provide the space and facilities for this to happen and have done for the last 10 years. See our  "Future" section for what our new building will provide.

Come get involved 

We recently had to move out of our old rented premises in Stepney Bank, Ouseburn to Warwick Street. We are currently closed to the programming of events and community groups and instead our focus as a collective is currently on our exciting self-build refurbishment project.  

See photos of us working here. https://www.facebook.com/StarAndShadow/

Help build your Cinema

We are refurbishing the new place by as much volunteer labour as possible. Whatever your skill-level we hope you'll come along and help out. See the "Get Involved" section of this website for more details. https://www.starandshadow.org.uk/involved

Opening times for Refurbishment Volunteering:

We now need labourers midweek during the daytime

  • Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

  • Wednesday and Thursday Evenings: 6pm to 8pm. We can do your site induction and give you a tour

  • Saturday 11am to 6pm

  • Sunday 11am to 5pm

We'd love to see you on these volunteer days - no need to bring anything but your energy and enthusiasm!


Coming Soon:


Event: Private Hire

29 Jul 2017, 7 p.m.


Gig: Star And Shadow Club Fund #2 Ft. Your Planet Is Next (Swe) Live + Djs

30 Jul 2017, 11 p.m.

Following on from the success of our first fundraiser, we're mega chuffed to be throwing a 2nd club fund party, this time in association with Acid Waxa Recs! Playing live and all the way from Sweden is the fantastic Your Planet Is Next with disk jock support from Stephen "Opal Tapes" Bishop and Glasgow collective Shoot Your Shot, taking you higher with house and Ital Disco sounds from 11pm unti late. Don't miss it!! Tickets are 10 on the night and all proceeds go towards buying a new and improved PA system at the Star And Shadow V.2!


Meeting: General Meeting

7 Aug 2017, 6 p.m.