Church Street and St. Mary’s Making Movies
On Wednesday 9th November, a film crew working for the BBC and the US network CBS turned Church Street and the Savoy into a setting for the making of “Black Cake”. Charmaine Wilkerson’s novel describes how “two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother’s death and her hidden past–a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake.” (Life of a Female Bibliophile)
St. Mary’s was the “green room” for the many extras who were part of the crowd in the 1960s Soho street Church Street had become. Here are some photos taken by Cath Griffiths.