The Kingdom of Paul Nash – an illustrated ballad, a celebration of love and surrealism

Saturday 23 September 2017
7.30pm – 9pm
Admission Fee: £12/10

The Cabinet of Living Cinema is a collective of Dorset based musicians, film-makers, animators and artists, who specialise in creating live music for film. This new performance brings to life Nash’s artistic and philosophical ideas combining a lilting score with beautiful animation.

In the 1930’s artist Paul Nash, still haunted by the hellish visions of the trenches, adrift of an artistic vision of his own, found life and love amidst Dorset’s coast and ancient ruins.  Here he fell in love with fellow surrealist Eileen Agar and his version of English Surrealism took flight.  Nash died in a guesthouse in Bournemouth, having spent his last days revisiting the places in Dorset that had inspired his surrealism.

An evening of film, live music and animation at Portland’s very own theatre.

Details  and booking from The Royal Manor Theatre BOX OFFICE: 03336 663366 and b-side.

Writer: Kieron Maguire

Animation / editing: Tom Brown

Illustration: James Edwards


Kieron Maguire: Vocals, guitar, viola

Robert Parkinson: Dulcimer, foley

Tim Karp: Vocals, guitar, banjo

Joe Perry: Percussion

Fiona Fey: Clarinet, vocals

Tom Brown: Water burials

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