Cinematic tribute paid to former Norfolk teacher and artist

A photo-centric film created in memory of a former Norfolk teacher and artist has been hailed as a 'fitting and sympathetic tribute'.

The private showing of Ruthli: 'The Little Dynamo' was screened at Cinema City in Norwich on Sunday in memory of Ruthli Losh-Atkinson.

The married mother-of-two, who lived in Eaton Rise, Norwich, died from a brain tumour in March, aged 77.

Her husband Douglas, together with photographer Jason Lee, spent the last five months creating the production.

The 45-minute film featured a series of pictures taken during the last 40 days of Mrs Losh-Atkinson's life, blended with a mixture of archive photos. Nearly 200 people, including artists, musicians, former pupils and relatives, attended the screening on Sunday.

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Mr Losh-Atkinson, 76, who met Ruthli when he was 16, said: 'There wasn't a dry eye in the house. It was very moving and people said it was a fitting and sympathetic tribute to Ruthli, I was very humbled by that.'

Mrs Losh-Atkinson taught in Dereham from 1977 to 1988. At her farewell at Colney Wood Burial Park, she arrived in a decorated coffin carried by a Harley Davidson and sidecar.

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