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Back to the Source screening and Pinstripe Rèduit Live Performance

Thursday 27th January @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Back to the Source Film Poster

A special film screening and dinner / performance event will take place at Gonville Hotel in Cambridge on Thursday 27th January at 6:30pm.

‘Back To The Source’ is an independent jazz & blues USA road trip documentary featuring Cambridge-based jazz musician and presenter Robin Phillips, made in partnership with ARU photography graduate Domininkas Zalys. The event is being put on in collaboration with Cambridge Modern Jazz, and the screening will be followed by a performance from Robin’s London speakeasy swing band, Pinstripe Réduit.

Film, performance, dining and overnight stays.

Attendees can choose to dine from a two-course set menu for £40 including the screening and performance or choose a ticket-only option for £15.

Guests attending the event can also opt to make the most of their trip out, with a special overnight room offer rate of £160 (B&B).

Two course set menu


Dingley Dell pork chop, swiss chard, gratin potatoes, wild mushrooms and tarragon sauce


Butternut squash and tarragon tart, vegetable terrine, white wine and leek velouté (v)


Lemon meringue tart with raspberry sorbet

Tea & Coffee

Back to the Source

The film, shot before the pandemic, has recently won awards from Kings Cross Film Awards, New Creators Film Awards and the PMIA Music Awards, was first screened at the Clarksdale Film & Music Festival in Clarksdale Mississippi in 2020, and was also included in the Doc ‘n’ Roll online Film Festival in London during the lockdown.

‘Back To The Source’ is a jazz & blues motorcycle road trip music documentary, which follows Cambridgeshire musician Robin Phillips as he retraces the path of jazz and blues in America, from Chicago to New Orleans, in a once-in-a-lifetime road trip on a Harley Davidson motorbike, to better understand the art form he has dedicated his life to.

The 58min documentary also includes interviews with people encountered along the way, including St Louis blues club owner John May, Clarksdale tourist chief Bubba O’Keefe, Swampers bass player David Hood, Mississippi blues man Dexter Allen, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Chief Engineer from 1970s Steve Melton, and New Orleans saxophonist James Martin.

Dinner will be served during the documentary screening, which will be followed by a one-set performance by Robin’s New Orleans-flavoured speakeasy swing quartet Pinstripe Rèduit, including original material inspired by the trip featured in the film.

For more information about the film and Robin visit www.thejazzpresenter.com or www.facebook.com/backtothesourcefilm and for more information about Pinstripe Réduit see www.pinstripswing.co.uk

For more information about the event or to book call Gonville Hotel on 01223 366611 or email sales@gonvillehotel.co.uk.


Thursday 27th January
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Gonville Hotel
Gonville Place
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 1LY United Kingdom
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