Emma Twyford and The Big Bang: on tour

Posted by Alex Messenger on 18/02/2020

Watch the award-winning Big Bang film in cinemas and Patagonia stores this March. Join top climber Emma Twyford, comedian Niall Grimes and filmmaker David Petts, as BMC TV and Patagonia present a very special five-date Big Bang Tour.

Coronavirus update: this event has been cancelled. 

Last September, when Emma Twyford powered, crimped and screamed her way to the top of The Big Bang at Lower Pen Trywn, she ended a three-year battle and entered British climbing’s history books as the first British woman to break the 9a barrier.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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David of Volo Digital was along for the journey from the very beginning, and his collaboration with BMC TV brought home Best Climbing Film at Kendal Mountain Festival in November 2019.

Now, thanks to the support of Patagonia, we’re taking Emma Twyford, David Petts and Niall Grimes on a very special five-date tour this March.

We’re starting off in the Neuadd Ogwen cinema in Bethesda, before heading to the Patagonia store in Manchester, headlining at the BMC Sheffield Adventure Film Festival on Saturday night, then travelling down to the new Patagonia store in Bristol before finishing with a big bang in London.

Niall Grimes – our resident BMC climbing comedian – is hosting the events. He’ll kick off with an intro chat with Emma and filmmaker David Petts, before we show the award-winning 30-minute film. Then we’ll dive into a lively QnA session with plenty of prizes from Emma’s sponsors.

The cinema events (£12 or £8 to BMC members) will be the place to catch the action on a big screen, and the no-charge Patagonia in-store events will be your chance to get up close and chat with Emma, David and Niall.

All proceeds from the events will be going to The Climate Project: a new BMC initiative to combat climate change on our moorlands.

The Big Bang Tour 2020 Tickets

💥 Wednesday 18 March: Bethesda, Neuadd Ogwen Cinema

🎞️ Thursday 19 March: Manchester, Patagonia store

💥 Saturday 21 March: Sheffield, BMC Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

🎞️ Thursday 26 March: Bristol, Patagonia store

💥 Saturday 28 March: London, Castle Climbing Centre

A big thanks to the sponsors

This BMC TV/Volo Digital film wouldn’t exist without the generous support of DMM, Scarpa, Climbskin and FrictionLabs. They’ll be joining us at stages of the tour. Big thanks to Patagonia for their support in helping us create this tour.

                             

WATCH: Emma Twyford climbs Rare Lichen E9 

 

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