The Pitmen Painters
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.
Archive :: production:T0675697909, play:S2126044549, venue:V374
Running time: 2 hours 40 mins inc. interval.