Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War (A True Story): Wednesday 19 July 2023

Poster for the film Drawn to War

Margy Kinmonth’s film is the first major feature-length film to be made about Eric Ravilious, the much-loved but vastly underestimated landscape painter who became the first British War Artist to die in the Second World War.

Featuring conversations with such notable Ravilious admirers as Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Alan Bennett and Robert Macfarlane, the film recounts a life as compelling and enigmatic as his art, set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspired him.

Made in co-operation with Imperial War Museums, the story is told in Ravilious’s own words through a wealth of material drawn with the blessing of his estate from a treasure trove of private correspondence and previously unseen archive. The film also features the voices of Freddie Fox, Tamsin Greig, Jeremy Irons and Harriet Walter.’ Foxtrot Films. (Release date 1 July 2022)]

‘Fascinating new light on a singularly English master.’ – The Telegraph

‘…a watercolourist whose subjects encapsulated England and Englishness…..‘I find it hard to say what it is to be English, but Ravilious is part of it,’ says Bennett (Alan), which is praise indeed, since for some of us, Bennett is part of it, too.’ – The Daily Mail (Brian Viner)


Venue: Battle Memorial Hall, 81 High St, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AQ
Tickets: In person at BRITISH design BRITISH made or online
Starts: 7.30 pm
Licensed bar: From 7 pm