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On New Year’s Eve 1999, Coventry held its breath as Frenchman Ramon Kelvin stepped off the spire of Holy Trinity Church and tightrope walked his way above the city and into the history books. 20 years to the day later, come and relive that unforgettable night with the first public screening of the film of Coventry’s Millennium Party since 2000, alongside film short Girl With A Movie Camera and a  performance of the Tightrope Prelude, specially commissioned for the original event, and played live on the mighty Cathedral organ by Kerry Beaumont.

The screening/performance will be preceded by a Q&A with members of the team that staged the original event, who will be sharing their stories from behind the scenes of how it all happened. Q&A starts 5pm in the Chapel of Unity in the New Cathedral.

Film Screening/Performance starts at 6pm in the New Cathedral (finish 6.45pm)

FREE EVENT but donations to the Cathedral’s Peace & Reconciliation work welcome. No booking required for the screening.

Pre-screening Q&A

Places for the pre-screening Q&A are limited, to reserve your place(s) please e-mail access@talkingbirds.co.uk or call/text message 07708 262 182

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