Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses


Saturday 30th March, 2013

Flatpack Palais 2013 | 11:00 - 16:00

A celebration of the two-wheeled velocipede, featuring pedal-powered films, the Cyclotrope, bike polo and the world famous Bicycle Basket Bazaar.

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“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:

Bicycle Basket Bazaar 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 ‘stand’ write to BBB@7inch.org.uk before 22 March. It costs £5 for a pitch, and if you want to rent a vintage bike complete with basket another £5 on top.)

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.

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 Bike North Birmingham, and plenty more.

Cert: U

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