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Local Music Academy to Rock Saffron Screen

Saffron Walden’s music film season continues this month with a performance from local music school, The Livewire Rock Academy, ahead of the screening of legendary concert documentary Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day.

The Livewire Rock Academy, which teaches kids and adults practical music skills, will perform a 30 minute set before the film.

Andy Wilson, Director of the Livewire Rock Academy said “Live concerts are a constant  feature of the school and a way of honing the live experience for our pupils. We are really looking forward to playing some classic rock songs which will be a fitting introduction to the excellent Led Zeppelin movie Celebration Day”.

Saffron Screen’s Business Manager, Rebecca del Tufo agreed “the performance from the Livewire Rock Academy is an exciting addition to our programme for October. The set will be the perfect warm up for the film which has gained critical acclaim”.

The film of Led Zeppelin’s 2007 concert at the O2 is a celebration of rock ‘n’ roll at its most magical and magnificent. 20 million people applied for tickets but only 18,000 were successful.  Led Zeppelin founder members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to play 16 songs from their incredible back catalogue.

Curated by Rachel Thomas and Mark Starte of the Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, Saffron Screen’s very first MUSIC FILM SEASON sees concert based documentaries sit alongside observational documentaries from musicians themselves, mockumentaries and brand new feature films. There will also be live performances, Q&As with award winning musicians, actors and directors and even a sing along!

Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day will be screened at Saffron Screen on Sunday 13th October at 8pm. From 7.30pm, the Livewire Rock Academy will perform a half hour set.

Tickets are available from the cinema box office, the Tourist Information Centre, or online at www.saffronscreen.com