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Sheriffs’ & Recorder’s Fund: Special Presentation Screening of ‘The Duke’

We are delighted to invite you to join us for a screening of the 2020 film ‘The Duke’ at the Barbican Cinema, Screen 1, on Tuesday 28 February 2023. The Film will be preceded by a drinks reception and followed by a live Q&A chaired by Dame Linda Dobbs DBE and featuring lead actor Jim Broadbent and scriptwriters Clive Coleman and Richard Bean.

bout the Film

Sixty-year-old self-educated working-class Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent) appears in Court Number 1 at the Old Bailey, pleading not guilty to charges of stealing Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington and its frame from the National Gallery in London.

Six months earlier, in spring 1961, he sent a script to the BBC from his native Newcastle upon Tyne. Soon afterwards he is jailed at Durham for thirteen days for watching TV without a licence.  Although he can afford one, he refuses to do so as part of his campaign against pensioners having to pay for it; part of his wider strong beliefs about supporting the common man.

Tickets may be purchased by ordering online using this link:

Tickets will be posted out on receipt of a preferred bank transfer payment, or receipt of a cheque (see order form).

For those unable to use the online form, a PDF copy of the form is attached to this email.  Paper booking forms with cheque may be posted to:

‘The Duke’, 256 St Davids Square, London, E14 3WE

We do hope that you will be able to join us.

Thank you for supporting the Sheriffs’ and Recorder’s Fund

Please CLICK HERE to read more about the work of the Sheriffs’ and Recorder’s Fund.

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Hilary, Lady Russell

Chair, Sheriffs’ & Recorder’s Fund


Event only:

Silk £75.00
+7 Years £75.00
-7 Years £75.00
Pupil £75.00
Non Member £75.00

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