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Wednesday 15th May 2019
FILM NIGHT - Cornwall’s Native Poet - Charles Causley : 7:45 for 8:15pm
The first in our series of documentary film by Jane Darke, an extended 90 minute version of the shorter TV film shown to acclaim at UTEA in 2018.
This, her fourth film, is about the well-loved Cornish poet Charles Causley a favourite poet for adults and children.
Causley was a good friend to many poets including Ted Hughes and Philip Larkin. He produced numerous volumes of poetry and was often on BBC radio. He worked for most of his life as a school teacher in Launceston.
The film features many of his best poems, some set to music by his distant relation Jim Causley on his successful CD CYPRUS WELL. There is archive footage of Causley and interviews with poets who respect his work such as Simon Armitage, Roger McGough and Andrew Motion. There are also memories from people who knew him well, Mike Shepherd of Kneehigh, co-workers and friends in his home town and stories of his experiences during World War II while in the navy.
This film was funded by Feast, Cornwall Council and Arts Council England, The Charles Causley Trust, The Q Fund, Rick Stein, Launceston Town Council.
15th May - Cornwall’s Native Poet - Charles Causley
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