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In a five-decade career, Eric Clapton has become the ultimate guitar hero and widely renowned as one of the greatest performers of all time. But behind the acclaim and success lies restlessness and tragedy. Tracing his struggles with the demands of the music business, drug addiction and the tragic loss of his son, Life In 12 Bars reveals how Clapton channelled his life experiences into music, an ever-present source of strength and healing. Constructed from performance footage, home movies, and interviews with Clapton and people who knew him best, this documentary provides a deep insight into what has inspired so much memorable music. An unflinching and deeply personal journey into the life of a legend.
After the film, Eric Clapton and director Lili Fini Zanuck will join a special guest host for a Q&A, broadcast live to cinemas from BFI Southbank in London.
Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses. Described by the critics as an ‘astonishingly beautiful’ (The Stage), ‘direct and impactful interpretation’ (The Times), this dramatised concert is a rare treat for connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.