wilderness LECTURES

Brit Rock

Brit Rock Tour on 23/11/2016 19:30

Advance £9.00, Door £9.50, Concession £8.50

Chemistry Theatre, University of Bristol
Brit Rock

Brit Rock is Britain’s home grown answer to the Cannes Film Festival but more fun. 4 great films from our own film-makers. This is a joint event with The Climbing Academy, Bristol and is NOT included in our season ticket. A ticket will entitle you to free entry to TCA between 10am on the day, after which you can stay as long as you like (but don't be late for the show!). If you are not a TCA member, you can join up on the day and still get your free climbing session. Tickets for this event will be on sale from our normal outlets and from The Climbing Academy, Bristol (cash payments only at TCA, please)


Brit Rock. Dan Blondie

'Blocheads' (which had a former working title, ‘Stone Age Boomers') is produced and filmed by Alastair Lee - it's an hour-long all action cinematic spectacular revelling in the UK’s current golden age of bouldering. Boomers takes us on a revealing tour visiting some of the UK's finest bouldering venues from the South-West, the Lakes, North Wales, Scotland, Yorkshire and the North-East through to exploring some of the country's newest and most recently developed areas like Murlough Bay and Fairhead, in Northern Ireland. The documentary focuses on the current generation who emerge stronger than ever from the indoor walls unearthing new lines and expanding what's possible on the rock. The adventurous spirit is alive and well as we follow the Boomers in search of the immaculate problem with this unique form of expression in human movement. It includes numerous first ascents, the search for new lines and hair-raising high balls. The sumptuous production is wrapped with historical garnish from pioneer Jerry Peel (UK’s first V9 in 1976) and entertaining interludes such as the 'experts guide to spotting' & ‘1001 bouldering pad uses’. 'The Quarrymen': Charming short by Neil Heart following Neil Pearson's recent ascent of the famous route in the Welsh slate quarries. Included archive footage of the original quarrymen and commentary from the legendary Johnny Dawes and stunning aerial shots of the route. 'Tribute to Ken Wilson and Hard Rock': A BMC TV production by renowned climbing film maker Paul Diffly. 'Divide and Conquer': Current trad masters James McHaffie and Ryan Pascal battle it out for a coveted ascent of the spectacular John Dunne route 'Divided Years' in Northern Ireland's Mourne Mountains. There's a trailer for Blocheads here: https://vimeo.com/176312517

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