Talks, tours & events

Perspectives on…The Camden Group and beyond

Sun 9 Jun | 2.00pm

A rare chance to view our collection of sketches produced by Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell in preparation for their murals in Berwick Church. Your guide, Terry Henson, will invite you to view these delicate works on paper and explore the context and creative process behind the mural commission.

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Art Store Tour

Sun 9 Jun | 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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Double Indemnity

Thu 13 Jun | 4.30pm

Few femme fatales were ever more alluring than Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck), who ensnares policy salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) in her scheme to do away with her husband and claim the insurance payout. Adapted from a James M. Cain story by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and told within a clever flashback structure as Neff leaves a taped confession for his wily colleague Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson), the film is a wellspring of the noir style, with John F. Seitz’s cinematography a textbook in angles and shadow.

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Red Joan – including baby screening

Thu 13 Jun | 2.00pm & 7.00pm

The year is 2000 and Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is living in contented retirement in suburbia at the turn of the millennium. Her tranquil life is suddenly disrupted when she’s arrested by MI5 and accused of providing intelligence to Communist Russia.

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The White Crow

Sat 15 Jun | 11.00am & 2.00pm

A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an aeroplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperius figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling for the first time outside the Soviet Union. Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behaviour.

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The White Crow

Sun 16 Jun | 11.00am & 5.00pm

A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an aeroplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperius figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling for the first time outside the Soviet Union. Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behaviour.

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Art Store Tour

Sun 23 Jun | 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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Open Ended

Tue 2 Jul | 10.00am - 12.00pm

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

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In Conversation: Lothar Götz

Sat 6 Jul | 2.00pm

Artist Lothar Götz will discuss past and future projects, including the Brewers Towner Commission, his largest commission to date.

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