Rave on for the Avon: Film Screening + Q&A

    Rave on for the Avon: Film Screening + Q&A

    About

    Join Conham Bathing, The Goddess of the Wye and Bristol’s river campaign community for an afternoon celebrating our love of rivers and finding ways to protect it. 

    This is a special preview screening of the feature-length documentary Rave On For The Avon. After the screening, Conham Bathing will present their Thriving Avon Charter and will be hosting a Q+A before moving downstairs to the Tobacco Factory outdoor Tent area where attendees will break out into workshop groups to dig deeper into the policy points of the Charter.

    Following those workshops we will hear how the Thriving Avon Charter fits into a wider national movement of grassroots community action currently sweeping the UK, spearheaded by Surfers Against Sewage’ Protecting Wild Waters programme.

    The day will be an opportunity for new local Councilors to come together with Bristol’s water users to foster meaningful discussion and solutions to safeguard the future of the Avon for all, in 2024 and beyond.


    Rave On For The Avon

    Fall in love with our Avon and the people fighting to protect it, the Bristol way! Rave On For The Avon is a feature-length documentary film that follows campaigners and river lovers through six seasons, their highs and their lows, their love and loss.

    “A sensually produced film that will truly immerse you; sink in to the stories, get deep into the issues, and rise out raving.” – Claire Carter, Artistic Director Kendal Mountain Festival

    This screening will begin at 1pm in the Factory Theatre and will be followed by a Q&A.


    Conham Bathing’s Thriving Avon Charter

    The Conham Bathing Group, along with the support of Bristol’s communities, are developing the Thriving Avon Charter (TAC).

    The TAC will establish what we, as river guardians, view as a healthy reciprocal relationship with the Avon. One that doesn’t profit from extraction and pollution, but that seeks to prioritise environmental and public health.

    It is hoped that the TAC can serve as guidance and inspiration to showcase to the incoming Council all that the Avon means to Bristol’s diverse communities, and all that we hope it can be in the future.


    Tickets for this screening are Pay What You Choose. We don’t want finances to be a barrier to you participating in this event. What you do pay will help to cover the costs of running this event and any profit made will help to pay for distribution costs for the film.  Tickets start from just £1 and the top tier ticket includes an exclusive print on canvas by Bristol muralist Farrah Fortnham. Farrah painted this work in response to seeing the film and expresses the beauty of the Avon. You will receive this print at the screening. Read more about the film poster and artist here.

    Rave on for the Avon: Film Screening + Q&A 2


    1pm – Gather in the Tobacco Factory yard area to be welcomed by the Goddess of the Wye, Bristol’s SHE choir and Filhos de Angola capoeira group.

    1.30pm – Screening of ‘Rave On For The Avon’ in the Tobacco Factory Theatre

    3pm – Conham Bathing Present their Thriving Avon Charter

    3.30pm – Coffee break in the Tobacco Factory’s outdoor tent area

    4-6pm – Breakout into workshop groups to dig deeper into the policy points of the Charter, co-facilitated by Conham Bathing and Surfers Against Sewage

     

    • RUNNING TIME90 mins (no interval) + Q&A
    • AGE RECOMMENDATION12+
    • TICKETSPWYC £1 / £2 / £5 / £8 / £10 / £20 / £30 / £120
    • VENUE

    1pm – Gather in the Tobacco Factory yard area to be welcomed by the Goddess of the Wye, Bristol’s SHE choir and Filhos de Angola capoeira group

    1.30pm – Screening of ‘Rave On For The Avon’ in the Tobacco Factory Theatre

    3pm – Conham Bathing Present their Thriving Avon Charter

    3.30pm – Coffee break in the Tobacco Factory’s outdoor tent area

    4-6pm – Breakout into workshop groups to dig deeper into the policy points of the Charter, co-facilitated by Conham Bathing and Surfers Against Sewage

    Pay What You Choose (PWYC)

    The recommended ticket price for this show is £8 – however, we encourage you to pay what is right for you. We don’t want finances to be a barrier to you participating in this event. What you do pay will help to cover the costs of running this event and any profit made will help to pay for distribution costs for the film. Tickets start from just £1 and the top tier ticket includes an exclusive print on canvas by Bristol muralist Farrah Fortnham. Farrah painted this work in response to seeing the film and expresses the beauty of the Avon. You will receive this print at the screening. Read more about the film poster and artist here.

     

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