Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Come and See 'The Remarkable Miss North'

APOLOGIES FOR MIXING THE DAYS OF THE WEEK EARLIER. PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS ON THURSDAY 2nd MARCH Not Tuesday 2nd.

A documentary film 'The Remarkable Miss North', about botanical artist Marianne North, is to be shown at The Old Mutual Hall, Kirstenbosch, Cape Town on Thursday 2nd March 2017 at 10.30am.

Jack Andrews, the person who initiated the project, will talk about the process behind the film.

Tickets will be sold at the door at R50 each with proceeds going to BAASA WC.

There will also be a lucky draw for a copy of the DVD.





'The Remarkable Miss North', presented by Emilia Fox, reveals the unknown story of Marianne North, one of the most prolific botanical artists of the Victorian age. Unbound by social convention, this Victorian rebel embarked on a project that changed the face of botanical research. She dedicated her life to painting the world’s plants in the wildest of places; an artistic legacy that remains as mesmerising today as it was in 1882 when her gallery opened at Kew Gardens.

In this one-off documentary, we unveil the life and times of this extraordinary woman whose passion for plants has established her as one of the most important female botanists of all time. The film was featured on BBC4 under the title 'Kew's Forgotten Queen'.