The Art of Human Power


Pedal Powered Cinema Experience

Two Bristol based conservation organisations – Ape Alliance and University of Bristol Roots and Shoots (UBRAS) – have come together to put on a fabulous night of entertainment set in the grounds of Clifton High School on Sunday 15th October from 5.00pm. The evening includes a screening of the 1976 Dino De Laurentiis version of King Kong powered by the Electric Pedals human powered cinema. 20 bikes will generate the power to bring King Kong to life in the School’s grounds, weather permitting, or Marquee. 

Refreshments will be available from 5.00pm with the main event starting at 6.00pm. There will be introduction by TV presenter and zoologist Dr Ben Garrod, sharing with the audience more about the controversial history of apes in film and how this event will support the important work to end the ape trade. The funds raised at #KingKongClifton will be divided between The Ape Alliance – a coalition of over 90 ape conservation organisations worldwide as well as towards saving orphaned chimpanzees in Liberia. Cinema-goers will be able to see the premiere of the short film about their work on the night. 

Clifton High School is delighted to be able to offer the marquee for this charity event, in exchange for which Ape Alliance has offered to deliver an ‘Adventures with Apes’ workshop to a group of Clifton High pupils. 

Treats in store: 

– King Kong-sized foot long hot dogs (including vegetarian and gluten free options) will be on sale thanks to the event sponsors, The Clifton Sausage 

– free popcorn for everyone
– an opportunity to take part in the evening’s raffle, with prizes including Spa and 

– lunch for two at The Lido, unique great ape artwork by Tina Beck, Dinner at The Clifton Sausage and more. 

Tickets for this interesting evening are available from priced at £5 each, with all proceeds donated to charity. #KingKongClifton 

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