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Tue, Oct 01


Artizan Gallery

Cocktails & Conversation | English Riviera Film Festival Special!

Lionel Digby | 35 Years of Film, TV and Theatre Costumery

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Cocktails & Conversation | English Riviera Film Festival Special!
Cocktails & Conversation | English Riviera Film Festival Special!

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Oct 01, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Artizan Gallery, 7 Lucius St, Torquay TQ2 5UW, UK

About the event

Lionel Digby | 35 Years of Film, TV and Theatre Costumery 

Join us for a networking event without the early start! Artizan Gallery welcomes you to a special edition of Cocktails and Conversation in association with the English Riviera Film Festival. 

This will be the first event kicking off this years festival where we'll be welcoming guest speaker Lionel Digby. Many in Torbay will know Lionel as a legendary force in the local music scene in the 60s and 70s, bringing superstar acts from Pink Floyd to Jimi Hendrix to the English Riviera. But move forward to the 1980s and Lionel had gone from rock and roll to the big screen and was working on big budget films, TV and theatre in costume design!

A 35 year career that is still going strong has seen him work on the Oscar Winning Kings Speech starring Colin Firth, Legends starring Tom Hardy and with the likes of Oliver Reed, Julie Walters and Brian Blessed, to name a few of his achievements. This exclusive evening will focus on this lesser known area of Lionel's career where he will share anecdotes from the projects he's worked on and show a variety of images and articles of costume from his extensive career.

// About the Festival //

Director of the Film Festival John Tomkins will also be joining us on the night to answer questions about this years event and tell us about the highlights of this years event which marks the fifth instalment of the popular festival. The English Riviera Film Festival will run from the 1st - 12th October culminating with 2019 English Riviera International Film Awards Ceremony hosted at South Devon College's new high-tech & digital centre.

// About the Evening //

This year, we’ll be inviting you to enjoy an exclusive evening viewing of our monthly exhibitions with bespoke cocktails prepared by the legendary local team from the Lions Monocle, and in addition will be welcoming an exciting line up of speakers to deliver inspiring talks. 

A choice of ticket includes a welcome Cocktail or Mocktail plus a second alcoholic or non-alcoholic film themed cocktail from the menu. Every month, we have a new menu of cocktails, all designed by our mixologists to compliment the exhibition. Additional drinks can then be purchased from the bar (Cocktails £6.00 Mocktails £4.00)

// About the Exhibition//

Of all our events are hosted in the surroundings of our rolling exhibition calendar. 

In October we welcome three accomplished Devon artists, Rosemary Bonney, Ann Chester King and Diana Booth, to show their latest work of contrasting, harmonising and distinctive styles featuring the Devon landscape. Painting together for a number of years and the three have become close friends through their shared passion for the natural world. Though each has exhibited widely, this exhibition will uniquely be the first time they have brought their work together in a single show. 

All drawn in their individual ways to the secluded, often unseen and wilder areas of the Devon landscape, works capture views across barren and beautiful moorland or to the rocky shorelines of the dramatic coast and the sea beyond. Through their shared passion for nature and these hidden landscapes, the exhibition promises to offer a harmonious collection of works, that nonetheless respond to the natural world in a diverse contemporary and painterly manner.


For more information visit our Exhibition page

The exhibition runs  1st - 19th October and we are open 11 am – 6 pm weekdays 10 am – 6 pm Saturdays


Cocktail Ticket £12

Mocktail Ticket £7.50

Talk Ticket £4


  • Cocktail Ticket

    Join us for our evenings talk and enjoy a welcome cocktail and premium film themed alcoholic cocktail from our bar team.

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  • Mocktail Ticket

    Join us for our evenings talk and enjoy a welcome mocktail and premium non-alcoholic film themed mocktail from our bar team.

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  • Talk Ticket

    Join us to enjoy the wonderful talk from Lionel Digby. No drinks included but purchases can be made from the bar.

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