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Saturday 28th April 2018
The Lenox Project presents: Admiral: Command & Conquer
A beautifully filmed adventure movie recounting the life of Dutch Admiral Michiel De Ruyter (Frank Lammers) from the 1653 start of the Anglo-Dutch wars to 1678, (the year the Lenox was launched), via the unification of the provinces and birth of the fledgling republic.
Featuring spectacular and bloody sea battles with plenty of impressive wooden warships, as well as intimate scenes that are skillfully portrayed in the style of a Dutch Masters painting.
The atmospheric opening scene shows the congregation in the church in the sand dunes at Huisduinen are terrified by the cannon-fire of the nearby battle of Scheveningen. Cast includes Charles Dance (King Charles II) and Rutger Hauer (Maarten Tromp).
Enjoy this unrecognised masterpiece in Deptford’s own dockyard church, a stone’s throw from where wooden ships of this era were built, and learn about the historic events that prompted Charles II to lobby for construction of a new fleet of warships, the first of which was the Lenox.
This event is sponsored by Tideway and the programme starts with a short film about The Lenox Project.
Doors open 6.30. Film starts 7pm. First come first served.