Cumbria On Film

An illustrated talk by David Banning
Friday 23rd 5pm, Studio (1hr TBC)
David Banning

We all know just how dramatic and beautiful the Cumbrian landscape is but less well recognised is its starring role in numerous films over the past 70 years. From the latest Star Wars movie to gems like Swallows and Amazons or black comedy Withnail & I, film-makers have braved every adversity that Cumbrian weather can produce, weaving its spectacular scenery into a wide variety of genres incorporating: adventure, comedy and romance to thrillers, sci-fi, and horror.

When we heard that David Banning had written a book on Cumbrian Film locations, we invited him to give us an illustrated talk to show just what he had found out and which parts of our glorious county made it on to the big screen. Which film could complement such a talk? Ken Russell was the obvious choice for Director, but which film?

David Miller, our programmer has managed to track down a rare copy of Clouds of Glory, Ken Russell's two-part film about Wordsworth and Coleridge. Thought to have been lost, our thanks go to Lisi Tribble, Ken's widow, for unearthing this lost treasure.

Read more about Clouds Of Glory
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