Film screening: Kes. With Introduction by Andrew Graves

A chance to see the classic British film Kes on the big screen, following a fascinating introduction by Andrew Graves.

Sat, 22 Feb 2020
1:30PM - 4:30PM
Mansfield Library
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A chance to see a classic British film on the big screen, following a fascinating introduction by Andrew Graves. Set in poverty-stricken 1960s Barnsley, Kes tells the story of young Billy Casper, a neglected and bullied boy who finds a spark of hope when he begins to train a Kestrel.

This 1969 dramatisation of Barry Hines’ novel A Kestrel for a Knave established the reputation of director Ken Loach and won a best newcomer BAFTA for its star David Bradley. It’s ranked seventh in the BFI’s top ten British Flims list.

Andrew Graves is a Notts poet and writer whose book Welcome to the Cheap Seats: Silver Screen Portrayals of the British Working Class was published in 2019 (Five Leaves).

Introduction 30 minutes

Film running time 106 minutes

£3. Booking available. Online at:

Or call: 01623 677 200

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