Date(s) - 06/10/2018

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Saturday October 6, 4pm

Tickets £10

This is a drama for six voices set to images, written and devised by Antony Penrose. A Portrait of Space tells the story of the life of Antony’s father Roland Penrose, using words mostly written or spoken by him and his friends. We learn of Penrose’s love of the three key women in his life, his passion as a Surrealist artist and later as a curator and biographer. The Surrealist heyday of the 1920s is halted by the Second World War. After the war, Roland rose to prominence as Picasso’s leading biographer and curator. He and the photographer and photojournalist Lee Miller made their home in Sussex at Farley Farm where he died in 1984, still making his famous collages. A Portrait of Space is the sequel to Antony Penrose’s highly acclaimed and award-winning work on his mother, The Angel and The Fiend. This event is part of Shoreham Wordfest 2018. Picture: Lee Miller – Portrait of Space.

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