Watching TV by Candlelight (2009)

Watching TV by Candlelight – 11th April 2009

“If it weren’t for electricity, we’d all be watching television by candlelight.”  – George Leslie Gobel


Based around renewable and sustainable energy and the revival of previously redundant technologies within new and future environmentally conscious ideas. The themes of the event and work were drawn from the parallels of the mill’s 18th century waterwheel powered grinding mechanisms and the 21st century evolution of that technology into the electricity generating hydro turbine being installed on the site.

The event ran throughout the day and evening on the Heron Corn Mill site with displays from fringe engineers demonstrating ‘home-brew’ and ‘futuristic’ energy devices, Steampunk exhibits, workshops, artist interventions and an evening music and performance show.

Artists: Roger & Reid | Nick Crowe | Reactor | Ben Woodeson | Adela Jones & Will Pollard | Harry Palmer Music: Thomas Truax | The Lovely Eggs | The Bobby McGee’s | Michael Wookey | Fonik

Speakers: Dr Phil Leigh | George Aggidis | Dr David Howard

Film: Free Energy: Race to Zero Point | A Machine to Die For: The Quest for Free Energy | Who Killed the Electric Car? | The Great Global Warming Swindle

Also: Tesla Coils | South Lakeland Action on Climate Change workshops | Streampunk stuff | Milling and water-power demonstrations | Hot food & licensed bar all day and evening

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