Talks, tours & events

Vice

Sat 30 Mar | 1.45pm & 4.30pm

Just how did US politics reach the state it finds itself in? Adam McKay follows his dramatic retelling of the 2008 banking crisis, The Big Short, with another darkly comic yarn drawn from the tangled world of current affairs. Starring an unrecognisable Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, Vice is a pull-no-punches account of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the globe in ways that still resonate today.

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Art Store Tour

Sun 31 Mar | 12.00 noon

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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All About My Mother

Sun 31 Mar | 2.00pm

Join us this Mother's Day for a one-off screening of Almodóvar's stylish black comedy, still widely believed to be the director's best. A Greek saying states that only women who have washed their eyes with tears can see clearly. This saying does not hold true for Manuela. The night a car ran over her son Esteban, Manuela cried until her eyes ran completely dry. Far from seeing clearly, the present and the future become mixed up in darkness. She begins looking for his father who has become a transvestite.

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Vice

Sun 31 Mar | 4.30pm

Just how did US politics reach the state it finds itself in? Adam McKay follows his dramatic retelling of the 2008 banking crisis, The Big Short, with another darkly comic yarn drawn from the tangled world of current affairs. Starring an unrecognisable Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, Vice is a pull-no-punches account of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the globe in ways that still resonate today.

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Open Ended

Tue 2 Apr | 10.00am - 12.00pm

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

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Draw Me In – Opening Party

Thu 4 Apr | 3.00 to 6.00pm

Celebrate the opening of Draw Me In, our Children and Young People’s exhibition, with family and friends.

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Vice

Thu 4 Apr | 4.15pm & 7.00pm

Just how did US politics reach the state it finds itself in? Adam McKay follows his dramatic retelling of the 2008 banking crisis, The Big Short, with another darkly comic yarn drawn from the tangled world of current affairs. Starring an unrecognisable Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, Vice is a pull-no-punches account of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the globe in ways that still resonate today.

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Sussex Song Makers

Fri 5 Apr | 2.30pm

The Sussex Song Makers under their conductor Elizabeth Muir-Lewis will appear in the Towner Auditorium. This outstanding all female ensemble will entertain with amusing as well as sublime music - from Monteverdi to Purcell, folk songs and comic items. Plus poetry by Walter de la Mare and Dylan Thomas.

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Capernaum

Sat 6 Apr | 1.45pm

From acclaimed director Nadine Labaki (Caramel) comes a stunning and unforgettable new film. In a courtroom, a young boy named Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) stands before a judge. He asks to sue his own parents for giving him life. The circumstances that have brought him to this point take us on a journey through his poverty-stricken upbringing in Beirut where he lives with his family.

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Ray & Liz + intro

Sat 6 Apr | 4.30pm

Renowned photographer Richard Billingham makes his feature-film debut with this intricate family portrait, inspired by his own memories of growing up in the West Midlands in the late 70s and early 80s, and then his father and mother in the late 90’s. Billingham revisits the figures of his earlier photographs — his alcoholic father Ray; his mother Liz; and his younger brother Jason — with a series of family vignettes where life, lived on the margins of society and societal taboos, can spiral out of control.

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