Michael Pallin
Michael Palin
Thursday 16 February. Doors open 6.30pm. Film starts 7pm

Michael Palin will be talking to Tristram Powell about his enthusiasm for painting with extracts from the six documentaries he has made for BBC-2 over the years..

The subjects are all totally different: a great female painter of the Renaissance, an iconic 20th century American artist and his family, two adventurous sisters, heirs to a cotton fortune, who collected Matisse long before he was famous, a Danish painter of enigmatic interiors, the Scottish Colourists, who brought vibrant Impressionist colour North of the border, and another Scottish artist with a gift for transforming the simplest of objects into art.

Beautifully directed by Eleanor Yule, and produced by Mhairi McNeill, with fine camerawork from Alexander D’Alessandro, these films are quiet gems of observation, which illustrate Michael’s fascination with the artists, their work and the texture of their lives. .