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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

In a blazing manifesto for The Archers production company, dance, music, design and ‘high style’ combine in ‘total cinema’. Ballet dancer Vicky (Moira Shearer) achieves stardom under impresario Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook), but at what cost? 

Screening as part of Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger. This autumn, we are brining an exciting new UK-wide project from the British Film Institute (BFI) to Gulbenkian. The project celebrates legendary screen writer-producer-director team Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Of which, Michael Powell is originally from Bekesbourne, in the Canterbury district!

Powell and Pressburger produced a body of work at once daringly subversive, breathtakingly inventive and passionately romantic.

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Cinema Unbound: The Red Shoes (1948)

Sun 17 December


ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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