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What: Picnic Cinema // Where: Abbots Leigh Woods //When: 29th/30th August //Cost: £20 Info: Picnic Cinema, the ‘coolest cinema in the UK’, is coming to the National Trust’s Leigh Woods for two nights of film and festivities. DSC_2283-Medium On Friday 29 August, Leigh Woods will ring out to profanities, gunshots and the sound of coolness dripping from celluloid as the American cult classic ‘Pulp Fiction’ is aired against the majestic backdrop of Brunel’s famous suspension bridge. Cinema goers are encouraged to dress the part in true Tarrentino style. Pulp-Fiction-037 Picnic Cinema is an outdoor cinema like no other, where forests, castles and courtyards across England are transformed into unique cinema locations. It is renowned for being part adventure, part fancy dress party, bringing a boutique festival feeling to movie watching. Adrian Lochhead, Director of Eden Arts and Picnic Cinema said: “I think the best part is that it’s not just about watching a film in a forest; we have way more fun than that. The feedback we get is fantastic, people tweeting us that they had the best night of their year which tells us that we’ve stumbled upon the right recipe. The whole project is simply designed to give people a good time, I think everyone realises that it’s something special, an opportunity to do something that is really out of the ordinary.” With its close proximity to Bristol, a city proud of its creative and green credentials, those heading up to Leigh Woods are being encouraged to hop on their bikes in full fancy dress. Bike parking will be provided on Valley Road for those film fans that will be cycling. Nicole Daw, Engagement Ranger based at Leigh Woods said: “We are really excited to be trying something so new and different here. We can’t wait to see how people react to something like this. But we need to consider the impact on our very special site so we hope people will enjoy arriving by bike, taking in the amazing views and scenery along the way.” screen-blood-crop2 All profits of Picnic Cinema support Eden Arts’ Remote project, which brings free cinema equipment to rural villages in Eden, Cumbria. Picnic Cinema will take place at Leigh Woods on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 August from 7pm. For more information click here. By Kevin McGough