Saturday, 16 October 2010

london bicycle film festival (13- 17 October)

currently the barbican is hosting the london bicycle film festival, now in its 10th year, which celebrates the humble two-wheeled machine through film. it was created by brendt barbur, after he was hit by a bus while cycling in new york city. having opened with a performance from electro-pop group metronomy, the festival screens a number of insightful and entertaining feature length and short films, delivering stories of epic rides and bicycle messengers.

if you haven’t got your cycling fix then the joyride art exhibit, an art show inspired by bikes, runs for the duration of the festival. and finally, on the closing night the seriously chic cycling cafe, look mum no hands! hosts rollapaluza roller racing. this involves two cyclists going head to head on a roller, which is connected to a huge dial, over a distance of 500m.

[callum dickson]

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