The Pitmen PaintersT119769810
In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class. Rapidly abandoning theory in favour of practice, the pitmen began to paint. Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends and their work was acquired by prestigious collections; but every day they worked, as before, down the mine. Examining the lives of a group of ordinary men that do extraordinary things, The Pitmen Painters is a humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics.
|Book by||William Feaver|
Archive :: production:T119769810, play:S2126044549, venue:V570
Production detailsRunning time: 2 hours 40 mins inc. interval.
- 30 Sep 09 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)