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Shirley Baker: Life Through a Lens. Second screening

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With tickets for the London premiere of the new film Shirley Baker: Life Through a Lens selling out in record time, a second screening has been added. The additional screening takes place on 24th May at the Centre for British Photography.

Authorised by the Estate of Shirley Baker the film features the words of Shirley Baker as spoken by her daughter Nan Levy. The film includes dozens of Shirley’s colour and black and white photographs, and is narrated by the acclaimed actress Samantha Beckinsale – sister of Kate Beckinsale. 

John West is the writer and co-producer of the documentary. He is a published author, historian, actor and filmmaker.  Directed by the IFTA nominated film and TV director Jason Figgis – the editor of Nikon Owner Magazine Gray Levett has described the film as ‘an uncommonly beautiful documentary that pays tribute to the work of a remarkable artistic spirit’ and Michael Pritchard at the Royal Photographic Society has said ‘Figgis’ film provides an engaging and accessible insight. There is no comparable documentary on Baker’s life and work’. In a very recent radio interview with BBC Manchester about the documentary Mike Sweeney said, ‘Shirley’s work is amazing. An unsung hero!’

The screening will be followed by an in-conversation with Shirley Baker’s daughter, Nan Levy and James Hyman, Centre for British Photography. Tickets £6. Times 6.30-8.30pm.

Tickets are available here