Posy Simmonds is an extraordinary cartoonist and has won many accolades and awards. The characters in her stories of middle-class life are known and loved by millions. But what of Posy Simmonds herself?
Posy Simmonds was born and brought up near Cookham in Berkshire and is best known for the strip cartoons and serials that were published in The Guardian, and the books that derive from them. These include Mrs Weber's Diary (1979), True Love (1981), Literary Life (2002) and the graphic novels Gemma Bovery (1999) and Tamara Drewe (2006). Tamara Drewe won the Prix Des Critiques in 2009 and was made into a feature film directed by Stephen Frears in 2010. She has also written and drawn several books for children which include Baker Cat, Lulu & the Flying Babies and Fred, whose film version was nominated for an Oscar in 1996.
Observer critic Rachel Cooke will celebrate and explore the life and work of Posy who has been described as “the laureate of English middle-class muddle”.
(Followed by a screening of Tamara Drewe – not part of ticket price)
Tamara Drewe (15) (2010) 111mins
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