Thursday 25 February, 6.30pm
Kent History Centre, Maidstone
‘Eclectic, playful and thought-provoking mix of film, music and spoken word, embodying the true spirit of Derek Jarman
Filmmaker, painter, gay rights activist, author, gardener – Derek Jarman packed many roles into a short life. Twenty years from his death, his standing has never been higher. And yet he remains a contradictory figure: a self-effacing exhibitionist, a well-to-do RAF child who embraced the possibilities of punk. For decades, he was a thorn in the establishment’s side and yet is now dangerously close to something he would have hated – the status of national treasure.
Jarman In Pieces is a performance collage comprising original songs, film, interviews, ambient sounds and spoken word that aims to celebrate these contrasts rather than reconcile them. Performance length 50 mins’