Film Screening: 7:30pm
Q&A + interval: 8:50pm
Levellers Acoustic: 9:20 – 10:35pm (approx.)
Food will be served until 6.45pm
A screening of the new Levellers documentary film ‘A Curious Life’ followed by an acoustic performance by the band.
Levellers release their ‘Greatest Hits’ on 29th September 2014 via their own On The Fiddle Recordings label. The CD/DVD Deluxe Edition includes every Levellers single & video released over the last 25 years (of which 20 were chart hits), together for the first time. From the folk punk roots of Carry Me, through the anthemic One Way, Fifteen Years, Hope Street, Just The One and Beautiful Day to more recent tracks such as Truth Is and Cholera Well, all show the Levellers’ mix of scathing political comment and positive DIY attitude to life hasn’t dissipated with age. There is also a Digital version of the album and an amazing 5 volume Digital Box Set containing the Greatest Hits along with B-sides, Covers, Remixes, live versions and other rarities.
As well as the Greatest Hits release, ‘A Curious Life’ – a film about their rise to fame in the 1990’s – premiered in June 2014. Told through the unique perspective of Jeremy Cunningham, the band’s bass player and artist, and directed by former Chumbawamba frontman Dunstan Bruce, the film focuses on the Levellers phenomenal success between 1988 and 1998 before they disappeared for a time. However, despite reaching their lowest ebb, the band never split up and after a few years in the wilderness they reinvented themselves as a self-managing collective with their own studio, label and Beautiful Days festival, and in the process became unexpected survivors of the UK’s famously fickle music industry.
A Curious Life – Running time 78 mins | Directed by Dunstan Bruce | Produced by Dandy Films | Cert 15