A Taste of Honey
January 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm£6 – £8
We’re delighted to have two screenings at Bluecoat in 2019, as part of their exhibition exploring the Art Schools of the North West (on until 10 March 2019). We’ve selected ‘Taste of Honey’ and ‘Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs’, two classic cult films to watch in the glorious surroundings of the Bluecoat performance room.
Fri 18 Jan A Taste of Honey (1961) 100 min.
6.30pm introduction in gallery/ 7pm screening
Directed by Tony Richardson and with a screenplay by Shelagh Delaney, this fine example of British kitchen sink realism is set in Salford. It imagines a post-nuclear family where gay textiles art student Geoffrey (Murray Melvin) and unmarried mother Jo (Rita Tushingham) set up home together, albeit briefly. It’s a utopian moment not out of keeping with the spirit of art school.
The film is part of the contextual programme for our exhibition, The Art Schools of North West England by John Beck and Matthew Cornford. A second film, Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (1974), follows on 7 March.