Talks, tours & events

If Beale Street Could Talk

Thu 21 Mar | 4.30pm & 7.00pm

Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins brings his highly anticipated next feature to the screen, an adaptation of James Baldwin’s stunning novel, If Beale Street Could Talk. In early 1970’s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born. A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice, Jenkins brings together a talented young cast which includes Stephan James (Selma) as Fonny and newcomer Kiki Layne as Tish.

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Your England

Thu 21 Mar | 4.30pm

Poet Dan Thompson is working on an exciting project called Your England, and is writing 100 poems about 100 places, which together will form a history of […]

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The Bloomsbury Paintings in Berwick Church

Fri 22 Mar | 6.30pm

An exploration of the wall paintings through image, music and word. The dramatised and illustrated story of the commission and making of the Bloomsbury paintings at the rural church of St Michael and All Angels, Berwick. Devised from original material by Revd. Peter Blee, Mary Sitwell and Linda Hallums.

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Maiden

Sat 23 Mar | 2.00pm

Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line.

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Green Book

Sat 23 Mar | 4.30pm

Set in America in 1962, Green Book tells the heart-warming true story of Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a working-class Italian-American bouncer who takes on a job as a chauffeur for Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a highly-educated African-American classical pianist. The mismatched pair embark on a two-month tour of concert venues in the racially charged deep south and discover they’re on the road to a meaningful and unique friendship.

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The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum + Intro

Sun 24 Mar | 2.00pm

Young housekeeper Katharina falls for a handsome man at a party – who unbeknownst to her, is a criminal on the run from the police. The night she spends with this alleged terrorist is enough to bring her quiet life into ruins and subject her to police surveillance. Exploited by cheap newspaper sensationalism, Katharina slowly becomes a wider target, with anonymous phone calls and letters, sexual advances and threats all testing the limits of her dignity and sanity.

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Green Book

Sun 24 Mar | 4.30pm

Set in America in 1962, Green Book tells the heart-warming true story of Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a working-class Italian-American bouncer who takes on a job as a chauffeur for Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a highly-educated African-American classical pianist. The mismatched pair embark on a two-month tour of concert venues in the racially charged deep south and discover they’re on the road to a meaningful and unique friendship.

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The Weather Garden: Curator’s Walk & Talk

Thu 28 Mar | 2.00pm

Join Towner Curator, Noelle Collins, for an informal tour of The Weather Garden, our current Arts Council Collection National Partner exhibition, including a discussion around the curation and themes […]

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Maiden

Thu 28 Mar | 4.30pm

Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line.

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Green Book

Thu 28 Mar | 7.00pm

Set in America in 1962, Green Book tells the heart-warming true story of Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a working-class Italian-American bouncer who takes on a job as a chauffeur for Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a highly-educated African-American classical pianist. The mismatched pair embark on a two-month tour of concert venues in the racially charged deep south and discover they’re on the road to a meaningful and unique friendship.

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