Tyrus Wong: A Celebration of Colour, Light and Life
To mark the completion of the “Tyrus Wong: A Celebration of Colour, Light and Life” project, LCC will be screening Pamela Tom’s documentary, “Tyrus” followed by a screening of the completed moving image piece from the project.
Address:London College of Communication
Elephant and Castle
Post code:SE1 6SB
Telephone:020 7514 6500
Open hours:Tue, 12 February 2019
18:00 – 20:30 GMT
DescriptionTyrus is the first in-depth portrait of the art, life and enduring impact of Tyrus Wong. The film takes the audience on a remarkable journey – from his birthplace of Guangzhou, China in 1910 to the boarding houses of LA’s old Chinatown and the studios of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The film explores his formative years as a young WPA artist and the influence of Sung Dynasty art on his work. Until his passing at the age of 106 in December 2016 Tyrus lived the life of an artist. On the fourth Saturday of each month, he flew his magnificent creations. The film includes original interviews of Tyrus Wong, guest interviews, archival footage and photos, clips and concept art from early Hollywood movies and over 80 years of Tyrus Wong artwork – much of it rare and never before seen. TYRUS captures the richness and texture of Tyrus’s career while also revealing the inner life and character of this rare individual.” This event forms part of Reel Lives, a programme of discussions, screenings, performances, interactive activities and more presented by the Screen School at London College of Communication.
By Bus:Elephant & Castle is extremely well connected for buses across London that stop next to the College including: 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 136, 148, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 196, 188, 333, 343, 344, 360, 363, 415, 453, 468, C10 and P5. Visit the Transport for London website to plan your journey.
By Tube:Both the Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station. The College is opposite the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, on the same side of the road as the Metropolitan Tabernacle. View the TFL tube map and plan your journey on the Transport for London website.
By Train:The College site is connected by Thameslink trains which stop at Elephant & Castle rail station, across the road from the College.
Access for wheelchair users
Disability awareness training received
Large print available
Level access toilet
Positive about disabled people