Peddle & Paddle To The Dukes

September 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Peddle & Paddle To The Dukes

A film about how Storm Desmond affected plans by Lancaster climate activists to join a mass cycle to Paris is screened at The Dukes in October.

Peddling & Paddling on October 7 tells the story of the group who joined a mass cycle from London to Paris for the COP21 climate talks in December 2015.

However, on setting out, they faced problems when Storm Desmond hit Lancaster district and the documentary also gives personal accounts of how the area faced up to its own climate-related event.

Peddling & Paddling has been produced by the not for profit organisation Média de l'Aube in association with Lancaster Climate Action.
The effects of Storm Desmond on the local community is also the subject of The Dukes next homegrown production which runs from October 13-November 3.

Blackout is an original play inspired by testimony from residents, community organisations, emergency responders, sociologists and journalists who weathered the storm together.

It is a thrilling account of chaos, bewilderment and camaraderie during a power cut which left communities without communication, transport or information, cut off from the modern world.

Tickets for Peddling & Paddling which is screened at 3.15pm on October 7 are priced £6.50/£5.50 concessions. Tickets for Blackout are priced £15.50-£19.50, with £2 off for concessions. £5 Blackout tickets are available for the residents of Marsh, Ridge, Ryelands, Vale, Harbour, Heysham North, Poulton, Skerton East, Skerton West and Westgate.

For more information and to book, call The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or visit