Dates for the Diary
We're still reeling from the last few weeks of festivals but even so, we've got a busy old month ahead of us and there's quite a few things that you can all get involved with too so we thought we'd give you a heads up on with some dates for your diaries.
We're partnering with Nunhead & Peckham Free Film Festivals and Save The Velodrome to host a cycle-powered cinema showing of the 1979 classic Breaking Away at South London's cycling institution, the Herne Hill Velodrome. The film starts at 8.30pm, come early and bring your bike if you can, we need some extras to power the cinema system. There will be some Dr Bike mechanics on hand to help you with any fixes.
Address: Burbage Road, London SE24 9HE
This night promises to be extra specially magical as you discover 'lost cinemas' on a tour around around SE15. Cinema historian, Richard Norman will be giving a short presentation at Tower Cinema (now a car park) on Rye Lane and then taking people on a guided walk around the local area. We'll be powering a small cinema system under a railway bridge in Nunhead. This is the long awaited showing after the tests we carried out back in March this year. We've just heard that this event is fully booked but if you would like to be put on a reserve list, contact us.
Meeting point: the walk begins at Choumert Grove car park, at 8pm.
This large scale cycle-cinema screening is the penultimate session in the Free Film Festival. We'll be providing the kit to show Flash Gordon near to The Cafe on the Rye in Peckham Rye Park, you bring your pedaling shoes, blankets and flasks. The guys from Wheely Groovy will be providing some pedal-powered musical entertainment in early evening.
We'll be working with our friend Tim Jackson, the Urban Farmer, on his stand at the Countryside Live Show. It's organised by The Countryside Foundation for Education (CFE) and it's all about creating a learning experience outside of the classroom. There will people giving demonstrations and lessons of Countryside Management, Farming, Food, Conservation, Environment and Country Crafts. We're chatting to Tim about combining his vegetable growing workshops for schools with our pedal-powered demonstrations of sustainable energy, so this will be a good opportunity for us to test out how it all works.
We'll be supplying a PA system for some bands and speakers at Footprint Friends Wipe Out Waste finals in Cromford Mill, Derbyshire. This is a dragon den style event where student finalists pitch their ideas for reducing waste to help save resources and our environment. Their ideas will be judged by a panel of green dragons - some of the biggest names in climate change and waste management including Casper ter Kuile founder of the UK Youth Climate Coalition and Dr Liz Goodwin the Cheif Executive Officer of WRAP.
We'll be collaborating once more with the Artland's Project by providing a cycle-cinema in the middle of the BMX track in Gravesend Cyclopark site in Gravesend. Word on the street is that we'll be doing a bigger set up in the same place on 5th November. We'll keep you posted on these plans!