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27 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017

Cinema

A Matter of Life and Death (U)

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

A gorgeous 4K restoration of the 1946 fantasy drama, in which a celestial court determines whether or not to give an injured wartime pilot a second chance at life.

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03 Jan 2018

Cinema

Marija

Michael Koch

Marija, a young Ukrainian woman, works as a cleaner, but dreams of owning her own hair salon. Determined to achieve this goal, she is willing to compromise her body, her social relationships and even her own feelings in the process.

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04 Jan 2018

Cinema

Phoenix (12)

Christian Petzold

A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust...

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05 Jan 2018

Cinema

Sanctuary

Marc Brummund

While Germany embarks on a new era of freedom, rebellious 14-year-old Wolfgang is confined to Freistatt, a foster home for difficult children. There he is to be 'educated' to become a decent boy...

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06 Jan 2018

Cinema

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

Maria Schrader

A visually stunning historical film about a great artist in a time when Europe was on the brink of calamity, this is the story of a refugee; a tale of losing one’s home and searching for a new one.

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07 Jan 2018

Cinema

Signs of Life & Herakles

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog’s debut feature follows Stroszek, a wounded German paratrooper in WWII who is sent to recuperate from minor wounds on the quiet island of Kos with his wife Nora and two other soldiers.

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08 Jan 2018

Cinema

Fukushima Mon Amour

Doris Dörrie

A young German woman bonds with an elderly Japanese geisha while touring the Fukushima region of Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.

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20 Jan 2018

Gallery 1

Fragments: talk, walk and cast

Join exhibiting artist, Andrew Lacon, for a unique day of talking, looking and making.

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20 Jan 2018

Gallery 1

Andrew Lacon in conversation

Step into (and onto) Fragments.

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21 Jan 2018

Print Studio

Cyanotype

One day course

Create striking blue prints using one of the earliest photographic printmaking processes.

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21 Jan 2018

Cinema

Bolshoi: Romeo and Juliet

New Production

Alexei Ratmansky stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic.

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23 Jan 2018

Galleries and Activity Room

Senior Citizen Kane Gallery Tour and Workshop - Kate V Robertson’s This Mess is Kept Afloat

Join us to explore Kate V Robertson's This Mess is Kept Afloat.

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23 Jan 2018

Cinema

Exhibition on Screen: Cézanne – Portraits of a Life

This incredible film takes audiences to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists.

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23 Jan 2018

Print Studio

Etching for Beginners

Six week course

Learn how to create beautiful, traditional prints using metal plates with acids.

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24 Jan 2018

Gallery 2

An Evening with Sculpture Placement Group

Join Kate V Robertson and her colleagues Martin Craig and Michelle Emery-Barker from Sculpture Placement Group.

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27 Jan 2018

Activity Room

Family Art Lab: Explore Kate V Robertson’s This Mess is Kept Afloat, and make mini sculptures.

Join our Learning team artist tutors to explore Kate V Robertson’s exhibition.

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27 Jan 2018

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Tosca

Join us for tea and coffee and an insightful pre-opera talk.

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27 Jan 2018

Cinema

Live from the Met: Tosca

Giacomo Puccini

Join us for a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar.

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28 Jan 2018

Print Studio

3D Printing Drop-in

Have a go at 3D Printing!

Come and see our 3D Printers in action and get an idea of the possibilities it offers.

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28 Jan 2018

Cinema

Artist’s Choice Film Kate V Robertson: Playtime

Kate V Robertson has chosen Jacques Tati’s Playtime to coincide with her exhibition, This Mess is Kept Afloat

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03 Feb 2018

Print Studio

Craft Sunday: Hand embroidered embellishing with Chloe Patience

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04 Feb 2018

Cinema

Artist’s Choice Screening Andrew Lacon: Somers Town

Andrew Lacon has chosen Shane Meadows’ Somers Town to coincide with his exhibition, Fragments.

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04 Feb 2018

Print Studio

Introduction To Laser-cutting

One day course

Learn how to laser-cut and engrave hand-drawn, computer-generated and photographic images onto different materials such as paper, wood, perspex and fabric.

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04 Feb 2018

Cinema

Papermaking with Plant Fibres

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04 Feb 2018

Cinema

Bolshoi: The Lady of the Camellias

Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan.

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08 Feb 2018

Galleries

Echo + Moira Jeffrey

Echo is an evening event of multidisciplinary presentations in response to Andrew Lacon and Kate V Robertson’s exhibitions, with invited guest Moira Jeffrey.

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08 Feb 2018

Print Studio

Bookbinding

Six week course

Create beautiful, professionally finished books and pamphlets

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10 Feb 2018

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: L’Elisir d’Amore

Join us for tea and coffee and an insightful pre-opera talk.

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10 Feb 2018

Cinema

Live from the Met: L’Elisir d’Amore

Donizetti

Donizetti’s comic gem, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her.

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14 Feb 2018

Print Studio

Screen Printing (Intermediate)

Four week course

Develop your skills, using photographic techniques and power-assisted screen printing tables.

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17 Feb 2018

Activity Room

Family Art Lab: Explore Andrew Lacon’s work and create a colourful floor piece.

Join our Learning team artist tutors to explore Andrew Lacon's exhibition.

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17 Feb 2018

Print Studio

An Introduction to Letterpress

One day course

An opportunity to learn the basics of letterpress printing using authentic period presses.

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18 Feb 2018

Print Studio

An Introduction to Japanese Brush Calligraphy

Gain an insight into the ancient art form of ‘Shodo’ with artist Campbell Sandilands.

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20 Feb 2018

Galleries and Activity Room.

Senior Citizen Kane Gallery Tour and Workshop – Andrew Lacon’s Fragments

Join us to explore Andrew Lacon's Fragments with the Learning team and our friendly Gallery Assistants.

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21 Feb 2018

Galleries

Curator's Tour

Join our Head of Exhibitions Eoin Dara for a guided tour through the gallery spaces.

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25 Jan 2018 - 22 Feb 2018

Galleries and Activity Room

Talking Art

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22 Feb 2018

Cinema

NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15)

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017 - this thrilling revival stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

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24 Feb 2018

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: La Bohème

Join us for tea and coffee and an insightful pre-opera talk.

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24 Feb 2018

Print Studio

Bookbinding from Tokyo to Timbuktu

Two-day course

Learn to make a selection of unusual yet simple books based on ancient bookbinding traditions.

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24 Feb 2018

Cinema

Live from the Met: La Bohème

Puccini

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history.

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04 Mar 2018

Cinema

Fold-your-own pinhole camera

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04 Mar 2018

Cinema

Bolshoi: The Flames of Paris

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort in this passionate and energetic ballet.

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06 Mar 2018

Print Studio

Wood Engraving

Four-week course

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10 Mar 2018

Print Studio

Introduction To Adobe Lightroom

Two-day course

Lightroom is a photo-retouching and organisational software from the makers of Photoshop.

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10 Mar 2018

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Semiramide

Join us for tea and coffee and an insightful pre-opera talk.

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10 Mar 2018

Print Studio

Japanese Woodblock Printing

Weekend course

Step back in time into the intriguing world of Japan’s Edo Period.

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10 Mar 2018

Cinema

Live from the Met: Semiramide

Rossini

Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years.

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13 Jan 2018 - 17 Mar 2018

Print Studio

Taster Session

Want to try one of our courses but not sure which one?

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18 Mar 2018

Meeting Room

Craft Sunday: Spoon Carving with Object Company

Craft Sunday

Spoon carving with Object Company is back!

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18 Mar 2018

Print Studio

Shadowgraphs

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20 Mar 2018

Cinema

Exhibition on Screen Encore: Vincent Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing (PG)

David Bickerstaff

Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant film about one of the world’s most fascinating and beloved artists.

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21 Mar 2018

Print Studio

Waterless Plate Lithography

Four week course

Learn to use waterless lithography plates to combine photographic, digital and hand-drawn imagery.

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22 Mar 2018

Print Studio

3D Printing for Printmakers

Four week course

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22 Mar 2018

Cinema

NT Live: Julius Caesar (12A)

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

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24 Mar 2018

Print Studio

Takuhon: Oriental pad-printing

Weekend course

Possibly the earliest printing method, Takuhon is designed for making prints of carved texts, and textured and patterned surfaces.

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31 Mar 2018

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Così fan tutte

Join us for tea and coffee and an insightful pre-opera talk.

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31 Mar 2018

Cinema

Live from the Met: Così fan tutte

Mozart

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy, led by David Robertson.

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01 Apr 2018

Print Studio

Printing With Paper Pulp

One day course

Use coloured paper pulp to make prints without inks or paint.

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03 Apr 2018

Print Studio

Etching (Intermediate)

Six week course

Explore exciting etching techniques to create vibrant, colourful, embossed etchings.

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24 Feb 2018 - 07 Apr 2018

Meeting Room

Introduction To Adobe Photoshop (Weekend course)

Two-day course

Photoshop made easy.

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07 Apr 2018

Print Studio

Signwriting

Two-day course

Learn traditional hand-lettering for sign-writing with expert Brian Robertson.

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08 Apr 2018

Cinema

Bolshoi: Giselle

When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart. This chilling, yet luminous ballet has captivated audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.

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14 Apr 2018

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Luisa Miller

Join us for tea and coffee and an insightful pre-opera talk.

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14 Apr 2018

Cinema

Live from the Met: Luisa Miller

Verdi

Don't miss this revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006.

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25 Jan 2018 - 19 Apr 2018

Meeting Room

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop (Evening Course)

Four week course

Start using the wide range of possibilities for creating images, enhancing photos or designing.

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21 Apr 2018

Print Studio

Advanced Screen Printing

Weekend course

Move on to develop your skills through a project-based weekend

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22 Apr 2018

Activity Room

Craft Sunday: Hand painted wooden trays with Happy Retro Furniture

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10 Jan 2018 - 26 Apr 2018

Print Studio

Screen Printing for Beginners

Three week course

Learn how to explore the possibilities of this colourful, graphic and immediate approach.

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30 Dec 2017 - 28 Apr 2018

Print Studio

Photography Forum

Last Sat of every month

Compare notes, discuss each other’s portfolios and get advice from tutor Malcolm Thomson.

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27 Jan 2018 - 28 Apr 2018

Print Studio

Get Off Auto

Weekend course

Learn your way around your digital camera and gain confidence by shooting out and about.

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28 Apr 2018

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Cendrillon

Join us for tea and coffee and an insightful pre-opera talk.

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28 Apr 2018

Print Studio

Mounting and Framing

Two-day course

Introduction to cutting mounts and making your own frames, using conservation methods and materials.

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28 Apr 2018

Cinema

Live from the Met: Cendrillon

Massenet

Massenet’s enchanting opera Cendrillon, based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly.

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10 May 2018

Cinema

NT Live: Macbeth (12A)

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris, sees Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

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22 May 2018

Cinema

Exhibition on Screen Encore: I, Claude Monet (U)

Phil Grabsky

A fresh new look at arguably the world's favourite artist, Claude Monet, perhaps the most influential painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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11 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018

Activity Room

Shonky Art School

Get inspired by the colour, materials and ideas of our exhibition Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness.

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10 Mar 2018 - 27 May 2018

Galleries

Shonky: the Aesthetics of Awkwardness

Guest curated by John Walter

A major group project curated by artist John Walter, part of Hayward Touring's series of Curatorial Open exhibitions.

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10 Jun 2018

Cinema

Bolshoi: Coppélia

The Bolshoi's unique version of this ebullient comedy is not to be missed, involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker.

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