Win tickets to MayFest Vintage evening: The 39 Steps

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This month, the Dulwich Picture Gallery are hosting MayFest – a fabulous vintage weekender which features viewings of the Eric Ravilious exhibition, free swing dancing, shopping and screenings of Rear Window and The 39 Steps among all sorts of other activities. As you all know, we love a good vintage film and night out, so we’ve teamed up with the Gallery to give away a pair of tickets to the Saturday 16th May evening, with entry into the Ravilious exhibition and the film. Tiger Moth It’s the “first major exhibition to survey watercolours by celebrated British artist Eric Ravilious (1903-42). Well known for his iconic work for Wedgwood, Ravilious is widely considered one of the key figures in mid-20th century British design but he was also one of the finest watercolourists of the century. His astonishingly prolific career spanned peace and war. With the outbreak of World War II Ravilious was assigned to the Royal Navy as one of the first Official War Artists finding new ways to capture and preserve the fleeting record of passing time.” Here’s the schedule for the whole evening:

Have you noticed how Ravilious’ images give you a sense of something just happened? Something uncanny? The shadow of a chair? A figure in the distance? The coat behind the door? Enter a vintage evening of strange perspectives, shadowy interiors and mysterious scenarios with Hitchcock & Ravilious this MayFest…… 6pm onwards: food, drink and pop-up shopping ravilious_dangerous_work_at_low_tide 6, 7, 8pm: Ravilious Exhibitions Tours: Eric Ravilious: man of mystery Book a 6, 7 or 8pm tour and join us for an intriguing look at Ravilious with one of our experts. Ravilious’ images rarely contain figures and yet his images often create a sense of palpable human presence….. 7.15pm: Swing-Patrol take-over! Renowned dance school Swing Patrol will be joining us to get us in the mood with a free dance class in the grounds and a spectacular dance performance before the film starts. Find out more robert-donat 9pm: Screening: The 39 Steps (86mins), Rating A A man is forced to go on the run after assisting a beautiful counterespionage agent. When Annabella (Lucie Mannheim) is stabbed in the night, Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) has no choice but to follow her instructions to escape to Scotland. Hannay’s fleeing of the crime scene sparks a nationwide man-hunt, as he is wrongly accused as Annabella’s murderer. But what are the 39 Steps, and how will Hannay prove his innocence? 39_steps_current

Tickets are worth £25 and you can enter a few different ways: by following Dulwich Picture Gallery and The Vintage Mafia on Twitter, by tweeting about the event and competition or liking Dulwich Picture Gallery on Facebook. Or all four! See you there?

 

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NB. Tickets only valid for Vintage Evening: The 39 Steps, Saturday 16 May, not exchangeable for any other event