Cyclomania!

Cyclotrope

“Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” ~ H.G. Wells

Picking up from last year’s Bikermania strand, here’s a hymn to the joys of the two-wheeled velocipede. Spilling out of the Palais and taking over the Custard Factory will be a host of FREE screenings, entertainments and activities, including:

Cyclotrope
Cornwall-based artist Tim Wheatley has developed this brilliant device, a converted wheel that functions as a zoetrope. Includes a chance to make your own short looping Cyclotrope film.

Bicycle Basket Bazaar

BBB
The Ministry of Cycles and Pod Projects  present a unique array of retailers, all cramming their wares into bike-baskets and pannier-racks. Kind of like a car boot sale, but more compact and kinder to the environment. (If you’d like to book a ‘stall’ write to BBB[at]7inch.org.uk before 22 March.)

25 bike stands available. Bring your own bike – £5. Six bikes to hire at £10 each (inc. stand).

Cyclomania Films
From 12.30pm the Palais will be devoted to free-wheeling films of every shape and size, from brilliant Canadian short The Man Who Lived on His Bike to a crisp 1964 documentary about Nottingham’s Raleigh factory.

Plus: Bike polo demo by Birmingham Bike Foundry, a pedal-powered cinema courtesy of Sustrans, and plenty more.

 

30/03/2013 11am-4pm

The Custard Factory, Digbeth

FREE

 

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