Slapstick Festival 2009
Slapstick Festival 2008
Taking place at Watershed, Colston Hall,Arnolfini and St George’s Bristol, Slapstick 2008 is bursting at the seams with remarkable film comedy and extraordinary talent. Paul Merton returns to host a very special Slapstick Gala event at Colston Hall, and other highlights include: special guests Peter Lord and Richard Williams hosting a celebration of pre-Mickey Mouse silent comedy animation; former Goodies Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden hosting a celebration of the genius ofBuster Keaton at St George’s Bristol; and Neil Innes and Paul Merton championing French silent comedians including Max Linder and Jacques Tati. Many of the films will be brought to life by ‘the Doyen of silent film accompanists’ (BBC Radio 4), pianist extraordinaire, Neil Brand.
Tickets: All events are
£6.00 full/£4.50 concessions
& Bristol Silents members unless otherwise stated.
Festival Pass: Save 20% off the total ticket price by purchasing a Festival
Pass for all Watershed and Arnolfini events (except Cinékids) for £70.00 full/£52.00 concessions & Bristol Silents members.
Join Bristol Silents at: bristolsilents.org.uk
Slapstick Festival 2007
Bristol’s Silent Comedy Festival returns for a third year.
Slapstick 2007 is bigger and even funnier than before, with events held across three Bristol venues: Watershed, Arnolfini and Colston Hall. Hosted once more by Paul Merton, it features a wealth of special guests including Bonzo front man and ex-Rutle Neil Innes , Graeme Garden , Aardman Animation’s Peter Lord , Triple Oscar winner Richard Williams , pianist and composer Neil Brand and film historian David Robinson . A joyous celebration of the best silent comedy on the planet.
All individual events cost £6 or £4 concessions/ Bristol Silents members unless otherwise stated.
Slapstick Festival 2006
Bristol Silents in partnership with Watershed and Colston Hall presents a weekend of classic film comedy and laughter from the ‘big five’: Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd and Laurel and Hardy through to ‘lost’ mini masterpieces from the era.
Hosted by the inimitable Paul Merton and with this year’s special festival guest former silent comedy child star Baby Peggy (Diana Serra Cary) on her first ever UK appearance.
Along with exemplary musical accompaniments from the finest exponents in Europe, Slapstick 2006 promises a weekend bursting with outstanding talents and classic movie magic.
All events are £6/£4 concessions and
Bristol Silents members unless otherwise stated.
Slapstick Festival 2005
The 2005 Slapstick Film Festival took place on 13th-16th January and proved to be a remarkable success. Following the showcase Colston Hall event, the Evening Post hailed the festival as “the start of another great Bristolian institution.”