Draw on Sweet Night is gracing York City Screen!
City Screen Picturehouse in York is known as more than just a cinema: it is an arthouse cinema that is constantly bringing rich cultural events to this city. On Monday 19th October, Tony Britten’s raunchy renaissance drama, Draw on Sweet Night, will grace the screen.
Based on the life of John Wilbye, this film gives a glimpse of the inner-life of an Elizabethan madrigal and the labyrinth of sexual politics he has to navigate. Wilbye’s sexual liaisons, flitting between his patroness and her daughter, are set to reveal the questionable principles of Renaissance composers. Besides scenes of risqué sexual crescendo, this film boasts an exciting collaboration with renowned musical ensemble I Fagiolini, which includes York’s very own Robert Hollingworth, lecturer in the University of York’s Music Department. After the screening, Hollingworth will be answering questions on the seductive allure of Renaissance melodies. Forget the guitar or the drums, this film puts the lute on the map as the new way to leave the opposite-sex in a swoon.
The screening is just one of large array of exciting, culturally rich events hosted at York’s City Screen. With an annual membership fee of £15.00 for Students, members can enjoy discounted film tickets, discounts at restaurants in York and priority booking for feature events like Draw on Sweet Night. If you are new to York studying your Bachelor Degree, you can get your membership for free up until the 31st December, with the first film free with a drink and popcorn included.
*Tony Britten’s Draw On Sweet Night – York City Screen Picturehouse – Monday 19th October, 18:00.