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The Wife

Sun 18 Nov | 2.00pm & 4.30pm

Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his stellar literary career. Ignoring infidelities and excuses made in the cause of his art, she has put up with his behaviour with undiminished grace and humour. The foundations of their marriage have, however, been built upon a set of uneven compromises and Joan has reached a turning point.


Blue Black Permanent

Sun 18 Nov | 12.00pm

This year marks the centenary of Scottish film-maker and poet Margaret Tait’s birth. To mark the occasion, Towner will screen a brand-new restoration of Blue Black Permanent.

The film was shot on location and moves fluidly between Edinburgh and Tait’s home of the Orkney Islands. It stars Celia Imrie as Barbara, a woman attempting to come to terms with her mother’s death, through her childhood memories. Margaret Tait referred to her own work as ‘film-poems’ and Blue Black Permanent is no exception: a haunting and magical film, filled with flashbacks and dream sequences.


Draw Me In – Twilight Session

Thu 22 Nov | 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Open to any teacher or leader taking part in the Draw Me In project. See the artworks in our collection store, be inspired by artist-led workshops, network with […]


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My Life as a Courgette

Sun 25 Nov | 10.30am

After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a police officer, Raymond (voiced by Parks and Rec’s Nick Offerman), who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this often strange and hostile environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.


Bourne Primary After School Club

Thu 29 Nov | 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Developed in partnership with Brighton-based creative writing agency Little Green Pig, this club will explore ideas in the exhibition in greater depth whilst developing literacy skills. Children will work towards a nationally recognised certificate Arts Award Discover.


The Lost Toys Big Christmas Adventure!

Thu 13 Dec - Mon 31 Dec |

Underwired Productions present a brand-new musical about three toys who have been created in Father Christmas’s North Pole Factory. A doll, an Emotibot (a robot with a […]


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