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Film Screening: Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War (PG)

Tue 18 October 2022Sat 22 October 2022

Film Screening: Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War (PG)

One of Britain’s most innovative artists and designers, Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) is as compelling and enigmatic as his art. Set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspire him, Margy Kinmonth’s film brings to life this brilliant but still grossly undervalued British artist. Caught in the crossfire of war 80 years ago, Ravilious’s legacy largely sank without trace, until now.

Shot entirely on location in the UK, Portugal and Ireland, the film features Ai Weiwei, Alan Bennett, Grayson Perry, Robert Macfarlane with Freddie Fox, Tamsin Greig and many more.

Made with the blessing of the Ravilious Estate, this first full-length feature documentary about Ravilious unfolds in his own words, through previously unseen private correspondence and rare archive film.

Screenings will be held on: 

Tuesday 18 October

  • 11am
  • 2pm (this screening will be followed by a live Q&A with Margy Kinmonth and Abby Viner at 4pm)

Wednesday 19 October

  • 11am
  • 1:30m
  • 3:30pm

Saturday 22 October

  • 1:30pm

You can watch the trailer here

Member – £6
Non-Member – £8
Child – £3
Please note, tickets for the 2pm showing on Tuesday 18 October also include a Q&A, at £10 (for non-members) and £8 (for members)

Why not treat yourself to a delightful cream tea for just £7 per person.
Please state whether you would like your cream tea before or after the film.

This event requires a valid membership or day ticket.

Pre-visit information

 ‘The film makes a case that Ravilious should be regarded, alongside the likes of Turner and Constable, as one of Britain’s great landscape artists.’ Wendy Ide, The Guardian

Released in 2022 and directed by Margy Kinmonth

Duration: 1 hour and 27 minutes

Image: Eric Ravilious. Commander of a Submarine Looking Through a Periscope. Photo © www.foxtrotfilms.com