Friends of Westminster: Eric Ravilious – Drawn to War

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Title Friends of Westminster: Eric Ravilious – Drawn to War
Details Prepare to be captivated as we extend to you an exclusive invitation to an unforgettable cinematic experience: the screening of Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War, a mesmerisng documentary film released in cinemas in 2023. Directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Margy Kinmonth, this film offers a unique insight into the life and work of Eric Ravilious, an artist drawn to the tumult of war. Join us for this special event, followed by an exclusive Q&A session with Margy Kinmonth immediately after the screening.

Step into the extraordinary world of Eric Ravilious, a visionary artist whose brilliance was matched only by the depth of his tragedy. Ravilious's tale is one of beauty and sacrifice, woven intricately into the fabric of wartime Britain. Through intimate dialogues with luminaries such as Alan Bennett, Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, and Robert Macfarlane, Kinmonth's lens unveils the enigmatic genius of a man whose artistry transcends mere canvas.

With each stroke of his brush, Ravilious captured the essence of a nation at war, transforming mundane scenes into timeless masterpieces. From the quaint charm of English villages to the haunting spectre of conflict-ridden landscapes, Eric Ravilious - Drawn to War immerses audiences in a visual symphony that resonates with both heartache and hope.

As we mark the 80th anniversary of Ravilious's tragic passing, join us on a journey through history, where art becomes a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Through rare archival footage and intimate revelations, Kinmonth breathes life into Ravilious's legacy, inviting us to ponder the elusive concept of Englishness and the enduring allure of creativity in times of turmoil.
Be prepared to be moved, inspired, and forever changed by the profound beauty of Eric Ravilious - Drawn to War. This is more than just a screening—it's an invitation to explore the depths of artistic genius and to celebrate the indomitable spirit of those who dare to create amidst chaos.

We eagerly anticipate your presence at this extraordinary event, where we will pay homage to one of Britain's greatest artists and honour the timeless power of storytelling through the lens of cinema.

If you have any questions about this event only, please contact: Mary Matsuoka, 07906307762, or Antigone Polychronopoulos 07973818087,
Speaker Margy Kinmonth
Date Tuesday 7 May 2024
Time 6.15 pm
VenueIn-Person Event The Chiswick Cinema, 94 – 96 Chiswick High Road, W4 1SH
Cost £27
Dress Code Casual
RSVP Date Monday 6 May 2024


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