And so it returns! South West Silents are proud to announce, in collaboration with the Bristol-based brewery Dawkins Ales, the very tasty return of the wonder that is the Friese-Greene beer! Both companies have joined forces to bring back this very special beer back to Bristol area for the autumn season. The beer is in celebration one of the great film pioneers of British Cinema and one of Bristol’s least celebrated sons: William Friese-Greene.
Born in Bristol on 7th September 1855, William Edward Green (the Friese-Greene was added later) is classed by many as one of the founding fathers of British Cinema and a key figure in the early development of cinematography as a whole. In some circles he is celebrated, while in others he is damned for filing patents on devices he allegedly didn’t invent.
So on Friday 7th September 2018 (Greene’s birthday in fact) we will celebrate Friese-Greene’s birthday by re-launching the beer dedicated to the great man.
The beer, named, The Friese-Greene will be re-launched at the Dawkins’ pub The Victoria, Clifton (next to the Lido) with a selection of films inspired by the work of William Friese-Greene as well as some early colour films.
The launch party starts at 6:00pm and will (as always) end late.