The David Jones Society has commissioned another film about the poet David Jones who lies buried in the Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries.
Beginning with Jones’s conversion to Roman Catholicism and his joining the Ditchling community in 1921, the film traces his various sojourns in England, Wales and France. Through interviews with scholars, artists, writers and friends,and featuring an abundance of his carvings, engravings, sketches and paintings, we hear of Jones’s development as a painter, engraver and poet; his friendships and relationships; his breakdown (1932-33) and the success of his epic war poem In Parenthesis, concluding with the turbulent years approaching the Second World War. Contributors include
Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, and the art historians Paul Hills and Frances Spalding.
You can view the film here and register for the next David Jones conference here