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Film, Sun 24 Feb 2019

Watership Down

Watership Down


During his lifetime author Richard Adam’s insisted _Watership Down_ was “Just a film about rabbits”. Whatever the truth of that this story about a group of rabbits trying to escape man’s attempts to destroy their home shaped the psyche of a generation after its release in 1978. The often-violent imagery used in this adaptation highlights the effect of human intervention on the natural world which only feels more shocking given the current impact of climate change on our environment.

We’re presenting _Watership Down_ this February as part of our LGBTQ* history month programme as a way of better highlighting the often-overlooked presence of  Queer artists and filmmakers in film history. Proposed to us for inclusion in our programme by Leeds Queer Film Festival, the score to _Watership Down_ was composed by Angela Morley (1924 – 2009), an Oscar nominated trans woman who was born in Leeds. Other credits to her name include Peeping Tom (1960) and The Litter Prince (1974).

DIRECTOR: Martin Rosen
DETAILS: UK/US, 1978, 91mins, U
STARRING: John Hurt, Richard Briers

Credit cards accepted (no fee)On-site light refreshments

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 24 Feb 2019 12:00 to 00:00



    Hyde Park Picture House


    Brudenell Road,
    LS6 1JD



    See location of Hyde Park Picture House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 283351  Lat: 53.81143 Long: -1.57168

    By Car
    From the city centre: Follow signs for A660 to Skipton (which after about a mile turns into Woodhouse Land). From north Leeds: Follow signs to A660 (Otley Road), Hyde Park is in between Headingley and Leeds city centre.

    By Bus
    From the city centre: The 56 runs frequently and stops right outside the cinema. Alternatively take the 1, 28, 95, 96, 97 or 97A and get off at Hyde Park Corner. Or thake the 18 or 18A and get off at Cardigan Road.

    By Train
    Take the train to Burley Park Station and take the Cardigan Road exit then follow directions to the cinema.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station


    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments