Event Type: Film
The Duke

DATE:
Sunday 27 March

TIME:
4PM

PRICE:
£10, £6 under 16, £26 Family of four

DESCRIPTION:

The true story of a taxi driver who held a Goya portrait to ransom to force the Government to spend more on care from the elderly.

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. An uplifting true story about a good man who set out to change the world and managed to save his marriage.

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