An Avoidable Loss, Pallant House

Join us on a reflective journey as we present a week-long screening of artist Simon Roberts’ compelling film, An Avoidable Loss, A Failure of State.

This poignant piece weaves Roberts’ seascape photographs, captured daily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with government press conference recordings, personal testimonials, and a moving monologue by actor, Rory Kinnear.

As we approach the fourth anniversary of the first lockdown of the pandemic, the film encourages us to contemplate the profound impact of the crisis. Exploring themes of grief, outrage, and asking critical questions surrounding the government’s response, it offers an immersive experience that some may find deeply emotional. Four years on, the film tries to comprehend the unprecedented challenges faced by society in 2020.

23-28 March 2024.

The film will be screening in Room 11 and is included as part of the price of general admission.

🎟️: Book your tickets here.


There will also be an exclusive one-off screening at Flowers Gallery in London

Saturday 23 March 2024

82 Kingsland Road, London E2

The 33 minute film will be introduced by Simon Roberts, followed by a Q&A.

Free admission, RSVP essential here.