Friday Late at V&A is a chance to explore the current and latest exhibitions and experience the fun and excitement of live and interactive events based around it. This month’s Friday Late was all about the bicycle not just being a method of transport, but to many – a way of life. We took our small bicycle powered cinema and showed three very cool films.
UK charities Purple Field Productions (PFP) with their partner Temwa and alternative energy pioneers Electric Pedals are taking an innovative Rucksack Cinema to remote areas in Malawi, Southern Africa this June.
Since I started Electric Pedals back in 2007, I’ve always wondered if it’s possible to pedal and use a computer at the same time; and more importantly maintain a balance of power between supply and demand, that is supply from me pedalling vs. the energy required to run a laptop.
After a couple of years of prototyping, we’ve developed a pedal powered field cinema that can be carried by one person in a rucksack and taken to the remotest regions of the planet to share educational messages using the power of film.
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On the 18th December we packed up the cycle generators and headed West to an evening of festive film, fun and fundraising in Bristol. Our destination and venue was the outdoor big top at The Tobacco Factory and our mission was to raise funds for Purple Field Productions, long-standing friends of ours who are based in Bristol and whose good work we greatly admire. They produce educational films for those less fortunate than us in the developing world (please check them out and support them!).
These 2 illuminated pedal-powered Christmas trees were built by Electric Pedals and Vivid Design Works as one of the highlights of the Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival. Both are situated just outside Royal Festival Hall on the banks of the River Thames in London, they are now open freely to the public and will remain in place as part of the Winter Festival until the 7th January 2013.
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We had a great evening with the folk of Brent, and Brent Council in the company of Marty McFly and Doc on a beautifully clear and crisp evening in November. It was a free indoor showing at Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre, thanks to all who attended and lent their legs and bikes, and thanks to Brent Council for their hospitality.