Talks, tours & events

The Children Act

Thu 27 Sep | 4.30pm

Written by Ian McEwan, based on his own novel of the same name, The Children Act tells the story of a High Court judge, faced with a uniquely challenging case, in the midst of a marital crisis. Emma Thompson stars, opposite Stanley Tucci, as Fiona Maye, a brilliant and widely admired judge who must decide the fate of a young man with cancer in need of a blood transfusion, opposed by his parents for religious reasons.

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Studio 54

Thu 27 Sep | 7.00pm

Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism – a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolise an entire era. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club’s hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.

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BlackKklansman

Sat 29 Sep | 2.00pm

From the team behind the Academy Award-winning Get Out, comes BlackKklansman, directed by visionary filmmaker Spike Lee, back on top form. Set in the early 1970s, it tackles the true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department who, determined to make a name for himself, bravely sets out on a dangerous mission to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

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Leaning into the Wind

Sat 29 Sep | 4.30pm

Sixteen years after the release of the groundbreaking film Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist. Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy follows Goldsworthy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work it becomes at the same time even more fragile and personal and also sterner and tougher, incorporating massive machinery and crews on his bigger projects. Riedelsheimer’s exquisite film illuminates Goldsworthy’s mind as it reveals his art.

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Art Store Tour

Sun 30 Sep | 12-1pm

Guided by one of our knowledgeable gallery team, you will learn about the story of Towner’s impressive art collection, from the original Victorian bequest to recent acquisitions of works by contemporary artists.

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BlackKklansman

Sun 30 Sep | 2.00pm & 4.30pm

From the team behind the Academy Award-winning Get Out, comes BlackKklansman, directed by visionary filmmaker Spike Lee, back on top form. Set in the early 1970s, it tackles the true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department who, determined to make a name for himself, bravely sets out on a dangerous mission to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

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Open Ended

Tue 2 Oct | 10.00am - 12.00pm

A monthly exploration of our collection and exhibitions designed to support those with memory loss.

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BlackKklansman

Thu 4 Oct | 4.30pm

From the team behind the Academy Award-winning Get Out, comes BlackKklansman, directed by visionary filmmaker Spike Lee, back on top form. Set in the early 1970s, it tackles the true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department who, determined to make a name for himself, bravely sets out on a dangerous mission to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

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Leaning into the Wind

Thu 4 Oct | 7.00pm

Sixteen years after the release of the groundbreaking film Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist. Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy follows Goldsworthy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work it becomes at the same time even more fragile and personal and also sterner and tougher, incorporating massive machinery and crews on his bigger projects. Riedelsheimer’s exquisite film illuminates Goldsworthy’s mind as it reveals his art.

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