ramshacklecinemalogoFollowing its recent sell-out screening of Richard III, the Bembridge-based Ramshackle Cinema is launching an Autumn/Winter lecture series to tie in with its new film schedule.

The series of talks starts with an examination of one of history’s – and theatre’s – most famous anti-heroes: Richard III. In spite of his appalling atrocities in Shakespeare’s play, Richard’s seductive wit and charisma prevent the audience from simply siding with his victims.

Dr Bronwen Price, Principal Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Portsmouth, and a specialist in Shakespeare, will explain how the Bard ensures that Richard commands our attention…and even our sympathy.

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The event takes place at The Spinnaker, Steyne Road, Bembridge at 15:00 on Sunday 30th October.

Judith Vaux, co-founder of Ramshackle Cinema, said:

“We are delighted that Bronwen is coming to Bembridge to start our season of talks and we look forward to her insights. But please don’t worry if you didn’t catch the film! All our lectures are designed to be enjoyed in their own right.”

Tickets are £5 each and numbers are limited, so interested parties are kindly asked to book in advance by emailing Judith at [email protected] or by calling her on 01983 875738.

Refreshments are available for purchase at the bar afterwards, including tea, coffee and cake. Or visitors can separately book for Sunday lunch with the Spinnaker and stay for the talk afterwards.

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Ramshackle Cinema is a community cinema based in Bembridge Village Hall, now in its third year. In 2017 it will open with a Jane Austen season to co-incide with the 200th anniversary of her death. Its next cinema event is The Lady in the Van in Bembridge Village Hall on Sunday 20th November to raise awareness for Dementia UK’s appeal for Admiral Nurses for the Isle of Wight.

For more information visit Ramshackle’s website at www.ramshacklecinema.co.uk.

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