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Film Saturday 27 April, 2019 5:00pm

Black Panther (PG) – FROM PAGE TO SCREEN FESTIVAL

Directed by: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o
Certificate: 12A
Runs for: 2h 14m

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Prince T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new king. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

From American graffiti to Black Panther

When artist Edmund Cavill snuck out in the middle of the night in the 1980s to spray his local train with graffiti, it wasn’t quite the secret mission the teenager expected. Next morning, his commuter dad was waiting as usual at the station to catch the 7.30am for his regular journey into London and immediately spotted his son’s work. “It was very gratifying,” says Cavill wryly, now 48 with a fine arts degree, a career in set design and work at the National Theatre. He is about to create a live spray painting event in homage to the Black Panther film and Marvel comics at Bridport Arts Centre’s Page To Screen Festival, 24 – 28 April 2019, the only UK festival celebrating adaptation.

“I grew up in quite a liberal household,” says Cavill, the son of a journalist father and legal aid solicitor mother. “I could have done worse things.” Now father to five children including young twins, Cavill runs workshops and teaches but still lives near the tracks in King Cross, London.

“When I was fourteen, I got picked up by the police at 3am with a dripping can of spray paint and my graffiti tags everywhere in Lewisham High Street. The police asked what was I doing out at that time of night, then they just drove me home. Today I’d be charged and probably end up in prison.”

Those days are very much behind him but there are some things that have not improved with time – like spray paint, which isn’t as versatile and now smells of fruit. “I used to work with car paint and it was like watercolours, I could do layers and it was almost transparent but of course, more toxic from the cellulose. I was painting with yellow spray paint the other day and it smells of banana. It’s just a gimmick.” And not very street.

Edmund Cavill will be spray painting live on Saturday 27 April at [TIME] at the From Page To Screen Festival at Bridport Arts Centre https://www.bridport-arts.com

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Dates & Tickets

This is a past event, therefore tickets are no longer available.

Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 

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