Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash
'I am no longer an artist. I am a messenger who will bring back word...to those who want the war to go on forever. It will have a bitter truth, and may it burn their lousy souls'...
The painter Paul Nash joined the British army when he was 25 years old, signing up six weeks after the start of the First World War. The appalling experiences he endured, first as a soldier and later as an official war artist, prompted him to create paintings of disturbing, lasting power. Nash’s paintings inspired major new work by Dave McKean, the highly acclaimed illustrator, filmmaker and musician.
This is a live-staging of his new graphic novel of the same name. The concert performance, brought to us by Dave McKean, features projections, animated illustrations, live music and narration and is a uniquely original exploration of the life, imagination and ‘dreams’ of the artist Paul Nash.
Presented by The Wheels on Debussy.
Pre-show events included in ticket price. Exhibition by Dave McKean, The Lewis Gallery, Rugby School. WW1 artefacts, the Memorial Chapel, Rugby School. Both 6pm to 7.30pm.
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This event forms part of The Armistice Festival - a 5-day festival with numerous events taking place within the communities of Rugby and Daventry. Supported by Heritage Lottery Fund World War 1: Then and now and Arts Council England. Other events in the programme include:
Be Brave and Come Home Safe - 8 November, Temple Speech Room
A Solider's Tale - World War I Concert - 16 November, CV22
World War I Poetry Performance - 17 November, CV22