FILM: Pop Goes the Easel and Henry Moore

Tuesday 16 July 2024

1pm • St. George's Guildhall • £6 / £5 - Kings Lynn Cinema Club members, Equity, Writers Guild and Musicians Union members (booking fees apply)

Ken Russell's stylish and playful 1962 film on the Young British Artists of the day who were pioneering the Pop Art movement features the works of four friends and colleagues. Peter Blake explores his passion for pop icons, Peter Phillips is featured with his cool companions, Derek Boshier voices his concerns with the American influence on British life and culture, and Pauline Boty, Britain's great female pop art painter who was to die only four years later, performs in a short dramatic dream piece.

John Reid's documentary introduces us to Henry Moore and gently explains the ethos of modern abstract sculpture. Through innovative filming techniques and a specially commissioned soundtrack, producer John Read creates an intimate and atmospheric programme. It ends with a comprehensive sequence following the processes involved as Moore creates the Reclining Figure sculpture commissioned for the Festival of Britain, which viewers see develop from sketch to model to final bronze piece.

Pop Goes the Easel - Cert. U / 44 mins / 1962
Henry Moore - Cert. U / 27 mins / 1951

With thanks to the BFI National TV Archive.

St. George's Guildhall

King Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1EU

St George's Guildhall is the largest surviving medieval guildhall in England - boasting many original and rare medieval features. The first theatre production was in 1442 and was officially reopened after an ambitious restoration in 1951, marking the start of the first King’s Lynn Festival.

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The nearest parking for the Guildhall is on the Tuesday Market Place or behind the Corn Exchange on Common Staithe Quay.  Please note: Charges apply 24 hours a day, including for Blue Badge holders. lease ensure you pay the correct fee.  Current charges are available on the borough council website:

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