The bicycle film festival makes its way to Hackney next week. Screenings will be at the Hackney picture house on Saturday the 24th of November. There will also be bike related shorts screened on Friday the 23rd at Picturehouse Central and at the West Norwood Picturehouse on Sunday the 25th. The Festival Kicks off on Thursday at look mum no hands from 6pm for a casual launch party. There will be a preview of the film programme presented by the Festival director Brandt Barbur, along with music from DJ Lewin Chalkley with visuals from the BFI itself! There will be free beer too but don’t tell em I told you!

Picturehouse Central kicks off the good stuff on Friday with Programme 1, a screening of the big Lands. It is a story of a 2000 Km adventure on the trans Labrador Highway in Canada. It connects hand fulls of communities up its length and stretches the sense of what is possible on a bicycle. Check out the official website and the trailers at www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/trailers/

The Bicycle Film Festival takes over the Hackney Picturehouse on Saturday. There is a panel debate exploring how culture can affect policy changes in an aim to make London truly bike friendly. The animations start at 4pm, curated by acclaimed filmmaker and animator Lucinda Schreiber (TRAILER). Programme 3 begins at 6pm which explores the cultural context of cycling. From a brief history of cycle power and ghost bikes in New York. The importance of the bicycle is examined in communities around the world. Programme 4 sounds cool with short films documenting urban bike communities in cities around the world, from alley cats in Canada to young people finding an escape from gang culture in London.

Head over to Number 90 in Hackney wick for the after party by the canal with music and good vibes into the early hours of the morning. Once you have been suitably inspired over the weekend come and find us in the shop during the week for all your bike repairs, maintenance and accessories! Premium bike repairs in Hackney! Massive!!