The UK’s most famous film tour is back, with some of the best films yet!
We are pleased to be one of the first confirmed venues for the Brit Rock tour 2016! The line-up this year is looking amazing, with plenty of local feel too! Each of the films involves climbers who have been Manchester Climbing Centre climbers at one time of their career, so what better place to enjoy the films than in the comfort of our beautiful Victorian church? If it’s good enough for them, then we’re sure you’ll enjoy the evening!
With a free beer and popcorn included in your ticket price, you can sit back and enjoy the films, which this year are:
We tell the story of the UK’s first outdoor boulder comp, an up-yours to the establishment organised by 70’s developer Jerry Peel. We learn about the Godfather John Gill, and how he influenced a young Jerry Moffatt, the first of a new wave of rockstars who helped shape the modern world of bouldering.
Blocheads includes numerous first ascents, off-the-scale gnarly moves and hair-erasing highballs. Sumptuous production. Historical garnish. Anarchy. Daft bits. Awesome bits. Watch it.
Produced and filmed by Alastair Lee.
Shauna Coxsey goes Crack Climbing
Current bouldering world champion Shauna Coxsey decides its time to brush up on her crack climbing technique with crack guru Pete Whittaker aka ‘Wide Boy’. Plastic is traded for hand mauling rock in this thoroughly entertaining and lively short film. She said ‘this is only VS?’ He said ‘I’m going to make her bleed’.
Film by Nick Brown and BMC TV.
A superb short climbing film exploring James Pearson’s recent ascent of the infamous ‘Quarryman’. 30 years after the first ascent why is this route still such a coveted tick? Included interviews with Johnny Dawes and archive footage of the original ascent and the actual quarrymen who formed the route.
Film by Neil Hart.
Total running time: 90 minutes
6.30pm - 9.30pm
£7 per ticket