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Exhibition: Laurel and Hardy Films

Stephen Pannell who has previously exhibited at Liberty’s in London, Manchester, Braintree and Dusseldorf will be coming to Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre in January.

Local artist, Stephen Pannell will be bringing his Laurel and Hardy film inspired pictures to Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre from Wednesday, 10th March 2024.  The artist describes his paintings as being influenced by Laurel and Hardy ever since he watched them as a child. His artwork is inspired by particular scenes from his favourite Laurel and Hardy films such as Men O’ War, Pack Up Your Troubles, You’re Darn Tootin’, Laughing Gravy, The Live Ghost, Blotto and The Laurel and Hardy murder Case. He aims to capture the essence and the mood of a film with vivid use of colour, composition and lighting by incorporating a collage of film skills. 

Stephen graduated from Fine Art in 1981 from Portsmouth Polytechnic and gained much commercial success throughout the eighties with three successful shows at Liberty’s, Regent Street, London.  His paintings are influenced by his love of film that has included paintings based upon the Christmas movie ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, ‘Brief Encounter’ and ‘Oliver Twist’.

“Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.”

Southsea Cinema and Arts Centre are proud to display our second exhibition for Pannell Art this January 2024

We will also host two Slapstick nights at our cinema on 10 and 31 January evenings 6pm-8pm.