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Pay As You Feel: Bend It Like Beckham + Q&A By Young Roots

  • Harris Academy South Norwood 2 Cumberlow Avenue London SE25 6AE (map)

Dir. Gurinder Chadha • 2002 • UK • Comedy • Cert PG • 112 mins

Dust off your football boots for our September Pay As You Feel screening, a film chosen for the community, by the community.

This month, we are partnering with Young Roots for a screening of feel-good British sports comedy, Bend It Like Beckham.  

Plucky eighteen-year-old Jesminder “Jess” Bhamra is football-mad but forbidden to play by her orthodox Sikh parents because she is a girl. Defying their wishes, she joins a local women’s team and shoots straight to the top of the league.

After the screening, the Young Roots team will be sharing details of the amazing work they do with young refugees and asylum-seekers.

There is no fixed price for this event. Simply pay what you think it's worth, either online or on the door. 25% of your donations will go to Young Roots.

Young Roots

Young Roots is a small, dynamic charity working with young refugees and asylum seekers aged 11-25 in London. They seek to improve the well-being and life chances of those they work with, through 1:1 casework, youth activities, Advice & Support hubs and their Young Leaders group.

For more information, please visit their website: or follow them on twitter @weareyoungroots

To take part in deciding the future of the Pay As You Feel strand, from helping pick films to selecting themes and issues you’d like these events to address, and to find out more about the strand and future events and meet-ups, then join our dedicated Facebook Group.

This strand is supported by the Mayor of London’s Culture Seeds.

This strand is supported by the Mayor of London’s Culture Seeds.

In partnership with Young Roots.

In partnership with Young Roots.

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