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Bridgwater's 'cycle cinema' will get you thinking green
12:00am Friday 30th August 2013 in What's On
HOW many cyclists does it take to power a cinema? See for yourself at an unconventional open air screening on Friday, September 6, hosted by The Bridgwater Way pro-bicycling project.
Innovative eco-company Electric Pedals will take over St Matthew’s Field for an eye-opening evening of human-powered film.
Not only are you invited to take to the pedals in the free event but locals have even been voting for the blockbuster they want to see screened.
The idea is simple. Film buffs will take it in turns to pedal 12 bicycles connected to an 8 x 12 ft screen, providing the sole source of energy needed to power the show. But if the pedalling stops so does the on-screen action ...
Colin Tonks of Electric Pedals said: “It is to get people thinking about energy without being too ‘in your face’ about how precious resources are.
We’ve all become a bit disconnected, and don’t really think about where energy comes from. During the performance we’ll have no other energy at all, so by getting people to generate their own power, for that moment, we attempt to reconnect people.”
The cycle cinema starts at 7.30pm.
To see which family flick – Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. or Toy Story – got the public’s vote visit www.thebridgwaterway.co.uk or the Facebook page.