Whitley Bay Film Festival 2018 bring you the ultimate celebration of era-defining Rock Music on film. It brings you an exclusive audience with icons both in front of and behind the camera on the world stage.

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Where - The Exchange,

Howard St, North Shields

When - 18 Aug

Starts 7.30pm 

(doors open at 7.00pm)

18  August - Led Zeppelin 'Celebration Day'

with special guest director Dick Carruthers 

'Celebration Day' 2012 does what it says on the film can. Our guest Dick Carruther's movie captures the Led Zeppelin reunion, one of the most anticipated in history, at London's O2 Arena in 2007. Already an award winning live concert and documentary director (Rolling Stones, The Who, Oasis), our guest had a unique provenance with Zeppelin who were legendary for their distrust of the media. Dick Carruthers had been entrusted with assembling the band's archival history for DVD and also restoring their only previous concert movie "The Song Remains the Same."

Led Zeppelin made their debut as The New Yardbirds on 4th October 1968 at Newcastle's Mayfair. It was their first UK gig after a fortnight debut plaing in Scandinavia . This enigmatic quartet drew on everything from English folk, classic blues, rock and roll and electronics and created a dynamic so extraordinarily their own. For the next decade, until the untimely death of their drummer, they were, in the words of biographer Mick Wall, "Gods Who Walked the Earth."

'Celebration Day' cements Carruther's reputation as Zeppelin's" fifth member". He uniquely puts YOU the audience in the centre of the musical maelstrom that rages in light and shade on stage. One journalist describes the film as, "Showing rock and roll at its most magical and magnificent." Hopefully, Dick Carruthers will unlock some of the secrets of his art in conversation with Chris Phipps.



 

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Host and interviewer Chris Phipps has a history of broadcasting and journalism that stretches back to the beginnings of both bands. As an archivist he first worked with Dick Carruthers on the documentary "Metal: Louder than Life" and has guested

both as expert and interviewer during Black Sabbath's long career culminating in joining Dick for "THE END OF THE END".

Chris Phipps will be the presenter for both events


 

Tickets for both events are availanle to buy online HERE

(please note, there is an online booking fee)

Also now available at The Exchange, Howard St, North Shields

18  August - Led Zeppelin 'Celebration Day'

with special guest director Dick Carruthers

19 August - Black Sabbath The End Of The End

with special guest Tony Iommi and director Dick Carruthers

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19 August - Black Sabbath The End Of The End

with special guest Tony Iommi and director Dick Carruthers (cert 15)

Please Note/ This event has passed

WhereThe Exchange,

Howard St, North Shields

When - 19 Aug

Starts 7.30pm 

(doors open at 7.00pm)

Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath's acclaimed lead guitarist, will be the guest at a screening of Black Sabbath’s landmark documentary ‘The End Of The End’. Selling over 100 million records worldwide, the Black Sabbath guitarist has forged his place in music history as the "Master of Metal.

'Black Sabbath The End of the End,' (2017) captured the very last gig for the three original members on February 4th 2016 at the Genting arena in their home city.  This was the band's farewell to one of the most dedicated fan bases of all time. Of course it may be the end collectively, but for Tony and the other members, it certainly is not, as this special guest appearance proves. The movie's celebrated director Dick Carruthers will also be a guest.

Without cinema there would be no Black Sabbath. The band took their name from Mario Bava's horror trilogy of the same name. They were intrigued by the fact that people actually paid to be frightened - as would their audience!.

Black Sabbath, whose eponymous album hit an unsuspecting world in 1970, were literally founded in the foundry of the world : Birmingham. Four working class heroes created the genre of Heavy Metal, a dizzying industrial meld of the blues, jazz, occult, comic books, ecology and post war inner city zeitgeist. Never the music critics' darlings, Sabbath, like their creation "Iron Man", crushed all opposition for nearly five decades. They would be vindicated by influencing younger cult bands and even producing a number one album"13" when those same journalists had consigned them to history.

Our guest Tony Iommi, as the lead guitarist of Black Sabbath, is one of the world's greatest guitarists. Like the motto of his native city he has moved "Forward," uncompromisingly against all odds. A youthful industrial accident to his hand did not prevent, in fact it probably accentuated, his unique Wagnerian riffs that generated millions of sales and many awards for Black Sabbath. In 2016 Tony defied the greatest odds of all in the form of blood cancer to helm an 81 date world tour entitled "The End."

This was the band's farewell to one of the most dedicated fan bases of all time. Of course it may be the end collectively, but for Tony and the other members, it certainly is not, as this special guest appearance proves. "Black Sabbath The End of the End," (2017) captured the very last gig for the three original members on February 4th 2016 at the Genting arena in their home city. With director Dick Carruthers at the helm, you witness the band on extraordinary form for the ultimate homecoming. Backed by Tony and Geezer Butler's power riffs, Ozzy Osbourne opens his bejewelled arms to party with an audience of all ages."The End of the End" is more than a concert film, there is a band interview, exclusive studio performances, all pervaded by an honesty of a band contemplating the present through their past-plus that unmistakable Brummie humour.

 

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Whitley Bay Film Festival 2018 dates are 17 Aug - 1 Sep

Full festival programme will be announced in July

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