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The Birdman of Alkijazz: Light of Asia (ctbc) with special guest Ray Russell

Sun 20 May 8.00pm

£8.00/£6.00 Ticket holders get a free Southern Comfort mixer from the bar.

This season’s improvisational jazz battle sees the Birdman of Alkijazz (musician Tony Orrell) get spiritual with one of the finest jazz guitarists in Britain, Ray Russell. Both perform a live accompaniment to early silent masterpiece Light of Asia (ctbc) which tells the compelling life story of Price Siddhartha Gautama – the man who became the Buddha. With opulence and a cast of thousands, this is a landmark film which reveals the romantic appeal of Indian mysticism to many Europeans in the 1920s.

A Festival of Ideas event, part of the Spirituality and Film Season (Wed 9 – Sun 20 May)