A speedway film night, including the world premiere screening of Mm, a BFMAF and Northern Film & Media commission by Margaret Salmon.

Shot with the Berwick Bandits, Berwick-upon-Tweed’s own speedway heroes, 'Mm' commemorates their 50th season with an imaginative take on the thrilling world of this popular motorcycle sport.

Mm includes a soundtrack by Sacred Paws, 2017 Scottish Album of the Year award winners.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Margaret Salmon and Once a Jolly Swagman the 1948 film featuring Dirk Bogarde and Bill Owen at the very height of Speedway's popularity.

Northern Film + Media will be organising a free festival bus on the 23rd September from Newcastle to Berwick for festival pass holders & Mm event ticket holders. For more information and to register your bus place please email roxy@northernmedia.org by the 15th September. The bus will leave at 11am from BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and return at 11pm.

Supported by Northern Film & Media, Arts Council England, ERDF and Simpsons Malt.

Works featured

Once a Jolly Swagman

Jack Lee

Sat 23/09
19:00 - 21:00


Margaret Salmon

Sat 23/09
19:00 - 21:00 (120 mins)