Ripping Out the Bar
'Ripping Out the Bar'
“When you have lost your Inns drown your empty selves, for you will have lost the last of England” Hilaire Belloc.
Pubs are closing at a rate of up to 28 a week. Find out more as we screen Jon Yeomans and Sukhpal Sahota's film about Britain's dying pub trade.
The great British pub is a social and cultural institution, unrivalled around the world. But the public house is under threat. 'Ripping Out the Bar' follows the story of a group of locals in Hackney, East London, who are determined to save their neighbourhood pub, 'The Chesham Arms', and restore it to its former glory. This documentary looks at the social and economic forces that are battering the pub industry, and finds out why so many publicans are finding it hard to survive.
'Ripping out the bar' will be followed by a second film ... 'The Longest Pub Crawl in the World'
In 1984, four men walked into a pub. And then another. And another… 33 years later, what started as a hobby for Peter Hill and his friends in the ‘Black Country Ale Tairsters’, has turned into a record-breaking mission to visit as many pubs around the UK as possible. Capturing the spirit of their journey, the changing fortunes of pubs, and delving into Pete’s meticulous records, this short documentary tells their story. [Please note this video contains some strong language]
All proceeds from the £1 ticket entry price will be donated Birmingham Children's Hospital (http://www.bch.nhs.uk/). We're repeating this film in case you missed the showing back here back in January.