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20 Oct 2018

Cinema

Belle and Sebastian, Friends for Life

Discovery Film Festival

The latest tale about Sebastian and his beautiful Pyrenean mountain dog Belle.

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20 Oct 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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20 Oct 2018

Cinema

Pre-Opera Talk: Samson et Dalila

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20 Oct 2018

Print Studio

Andy Warhol Class

One day course

Create prints using the simple screen print process that Warhol used to make his famous portraits.

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20 Oct 2018

Create Space

Discovery opening gala reception

#DiscoveryFilmFest

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20 Oct 2018

Cinema

Live from the Met: Samson et Dalila

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21 Oct 2018

Create Space

Workshop: Quirky Characters

Discovery Film Festival

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21 Oct 2018

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: Spider Thieves

Discovery Film Festival

A group of teen girls decide to climb buildings and plunder expensive apartments.

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21 Oct 2018

Create Space

Workshop: Animation Magic

Discovery Film Festival

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15 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018

Cinema

Subtitled: First Man (12A)

Damien Chazelle

The bar was set high for First Man, Damien Chazelle’s first film since the huge success of La La Land. But reuniting again with Ryan Gosling, Chazelle is definitely still on his winning streak...

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22 Oct 2018

Cinema

Make Me Up (15)

Rachel Maclean

Make Me Up, by acclaimed Scottish artist Rachel Maclean, takes a satirical look at the contradictory pressures faced by women today.

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24 Oct 2018

Cinema

Funny Girl - The Musical

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21 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018

Cinema

Science Fair

Discovery Film Festival

Winner of the first ever Audience Award at the prestigious Sundance film festival, this is an affectionate and hugely entertaining look at the world of the science nerd.

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19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018

Cinema

Dogman (15)

Matteo Garrone

Drawing on a true-crime story that fascinated Italy in the 1980s, Dogman ventures into the grimy and brutal reality of the Italian underworld.

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12 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018

Cinema

First Man (12A)

Damien Chazelle

The bar was set high for First Man, Damien Chazelle’s first film since the huge success of La La Land. But reuniting again with Ryan Gosling, Chazelle is definitely still on his winning streak...

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27 Oct 2018

Cinema

Shorts for Tinies

Discovery Film Festival

Fun short films for children aged up to 5 (and their older assistants).

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27 Oct 2018

Cinema

Hero Steps

Discovery Film Festival

Despite having lost a leg to a landmine during the civil conflict in his native Colombia, 10-year-old Eduardo is determined to play football.

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27 Oct 2018

Ground floor

Discovery Art Cart Adventures

#DiscoveryFilmFest

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27 Oct 2018

Cinema

Pre-Opera Talk: La Fanciulla Del West

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27 Oct 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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27 Oct 2018

Cinema

Live from the Met: La Fanciulla del West

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28 Oct 2018

Cinema

Relaxed Screening: Shorts for Wee Ones

Discovery Film Festival

Short films for ages 3+, with lower sound and consistent lighting for a more relaxed experience.

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28 Oct 2018

Create Space

Relaxed Workshop: Stunning Scenes and Settings

Discovery Film Festival

Make scenery inspired by our Shorts for Wee Ones films!

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28 Oct 2018

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: Orchestra Class

Discovery Film Festival

Hugely talented but out of work, classically trained violinist Simon finds himself forced to take a teaching job at an inner-city school in Paris...

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28 Oct 2018

Cinema

Supa Modo

Discovery Film Festival

With its heartfelt belief in the power and positivity of imagination, this is a film that finds joy in even the saddest of situations.

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28 Oct 2018

Cinema

Workshop: How we made the Discovery ident

Discovery Film Festival

Try making your own animations on our iPads.

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28 Oct 2018

Ground floor

Discovery Art Cart Adventures

#DiscoveryFilmFest

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28 Oct 2018

Cinema

Hocus Pocus (PG)

Kenny Ortega

Celebrate Halloween with a Disney family favourite!

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25 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018

Cinema

Mandy (18)

Panos Cosmatos

A bizarre, stylized journey deep into the American wilderness, with a startling Nicolas Cage performance at its centre.

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28 Oct 2018

Cinema

Subtitled: A Star is Born (15)

Bradley Cooper's remake of the Hollywood classic stars Lady Gaga as an amateur performer with a beautiful voice.

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29 Oct 2018

Cinema

Film London Jarman Award Screening with Margaret Salmon Q&A

The shortlisted films of this year’s Film London Jarman Award.

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30 Oct 2018

Cinema

Beetlejuice (15)

Tim Burton

Tim Burton's oddball classic returns to the big screen for Halloween.

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31 Oct 2018

Cinema

The Evil Dead (18)

One of the most notoriously grotesque horror films of all time.

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26 Oct 2018 - 01 Nov 2018

Cinema

A Star is Born (15)

Bradley Cooper's remake of the Hollywood classic stars Lady Gaga as an amateur performer with a beautiful voice.

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01 Nov 2018

Cinema

Allelujah!

by Alan Bennett

Don’t miss your chance to see Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play which was filmed live during its limited run at London’s Bridge Theatre.

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26 Oct 2018 - 01 Nov 2018

Cinema

The Guilty (15)

Gustav Möller

Winner of the Audience Award in the World Cinematic category at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, The Guilty is a gripping watch and an extraordinary exercise in cinema technique.

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21 Oct 2018 - 03 Nov 2018

Cinema

Shorts for Wee Ones 2018

Discovery Film Festival

A collection of short films for children aged 3+

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03 Nov 2018

Create Space

Workshop: Let's make our own zoo!

Discovery Film Festival

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03 Nov 2018

Ground floor

Discovery Art Cart Adventures

#DiscoveryFilmFest

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03 Nov 2018

Cinema

A Bag of Marbles

Discovery Film Festival

Capturing the mischievousness, courage and ingenuity of two young brothers, this heartwarming adaptation of Joseph Joffo’s enduring memoir gives an account of the Nazi occupation of France through the eyes of two boys.

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21 Oct 2018 - 03 Nov 2018

Cinema

Shorts for Middle Ones 2018

Discovery Film Festival

Fantastic short films for ages 8+

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03 Nov 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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03 Nov 2018

Print Studio

Merry Riso

Two-day course

This eco-friendly, fast-paced method is a hybrid of photocopying and silkscreen using soy-based inks and recycled paper.

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04 Nov 2018

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: Saturday Church

Discovery Film Festival

A soulful and ultimately life-affirming exploration of teenage gay and transgender identity, presented in musical form...

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04 Nov 2018

Cinema

5 Rupees

Discovery Film Festival

Based on a short story, this is a simple tale beautifully told, with glorious cinematography and outstanding performances...

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04 Nov 2018

Create Space

Luminate: Enjoy art together: a special session for Grandparents and Grandchildren

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04 Nov 2018

Cinema

I Am William

Discovery Film Festival

Perky, sparky and hugely enjoyable, this is a feel-good film in which everyone learns a thing or two about themselves.

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04 Nov 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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06 Nov 2018

Cinema

The Racer

We’re delighted to be bringing back our Scottish Encounters strand with this screening of short documentary The Racer by local filmmaker Alex Harron, plus a Q&A with director Alex Harron, alongside Jodie and Garfield Chalk.

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07 Nov 2018

Cinema

MGC Presents: Red

This stunning play sees Mark Rothko and his assistant take on his greatest challenge yet to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

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08 Nov 2018

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane Club: Peterloo (12A)

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh's look at the context and consequences of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre, when British government militias responded with violence to a crowd calling for political reform.

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02 Nov 2018 - 08 Nov 2018

Cinema

Mirai

Discovery Film Festival

The latest anime from Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children) is possibly the sweetest film ever made about sibling rivalry.

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08 Nov 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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02 Nov 2018 - 08 Nov 2018

Cinema

Utoya July 22

Erik Poppe’s essential film tells the story of 2011's terror attack on a small Norwegian island.

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02 Nov 2018 - 08 Nov 2018

Cinema

Peterloo (12A)

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh's look at the context and consequences of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre, when British government militias responded with violence to a crowd calling for political reform.

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10 Nov 2018

Create Space

Family Art Lab for Under 5s: Mike Kelley & Santiago Sierra

Join us for an experimental, sensory play session especially for wee ones based around flags.

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10 Nov 2018

Cinema

Pre-Opera Talk: Marnie

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10 Nov 2018

Print Studio

Laser-cutting for Printmakers

Two-day course

Learn how to laser-cut and engrave hand-drawn computer-generated and photographic images.

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10 Nov 2018

Cinema

Live from the Met: Marnie

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11 Nov 2018

Cinema

Bolshoi: La Sylphide

On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph.

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11 Nov 2018

Print Studio

Shadowgraphs

One day course

Use objects and light instead of a camera to create a 'photogram' image with rich three-dimensional quality.

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13 Nov 2018

Cinema

Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection

From The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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13 Nov 2018

Cinema

Album Launch: Jonnie Common At The McManus

plus support: Sam Annand (Architeq)

Join musician Jonnie Common for a special evening of music, moving image, and discussion to launch his extraordinary new album At The McManus

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14 Nov 2018

Print Studio

Collagraphy

Three week course

The original recycling technique that uses card, textures and materials collaged together.

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14 Nov 2018

Print Studio

Black and White Photography for Beginners

Four-week course

Learn how to process black and white film, make contact sheets and explore black and white printing.

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15 Nov 2018

Gallery 2

Locating Mobile Homestead: A talk by Laura Sillars

#MikeKelley

Laura Sillars worked in Detroit on the original Mobile Homestead project with Mike Kelley.

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15 Nov 2018

Cinema

One Note at a Time (PG)

Renée Edwards

How New Orleans' jazz musicians fought to bring music back to the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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17 Nov 2018

Print Studio

Festive Letterpress

One day course

Get festive and join John Easson of Quarto Press to learn the basics of letterpress.

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20 Nov 2018

Cinema

NT Live: The Madness of George III

by Alan Bennett

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

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21 Nov 2018

Galleries

Curator's Tour

On the last week of both Black Flag and Mobile Homestead, join our Head of Exhibitions, Eoin Dara, for a tour.

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22 Nov 2018

Gallery 1

The Centre for Remote Environments: A talk by Elaine Shemilt

#SantiagoSierra

Join us for a talk with artist and researcher Professor Elaine Shemilt .

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27 Oct 2018 - 24 Nov 2018

Print Studio

Photography Forum

Last Sat of every month

Compare notes, discuss each other’s portfolios and get advice from tutors.

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24 Nov 2018

Create Space

Family Art Lab: Santiago Sierra and Mike Kelley

#DCAmakes

Join our artists to explore each exhibition in the gallery.

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24 Nov 2018

Print Studio

Wood Engraving (Weekend Course)

Weekend course

Create finely detailed designs using engraving tools.

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08 Sep 2018 - 25 Nov 2018

Galleries

Exhibition Tours: Mike Kelley & Santiago Sierra

Interested in knowing more about the works on show?

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08 Sep 2018 - 25 Nov 2018

Gallery 2

Mike Kelley

Mobile Homestead

The Scottish premiere of Mike Kelley's remarkable Mobile Homestead film trilogy.

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08 Sep 2018 - 25 Nov 2018

Gallery 1

Santiago Sierra

Black Flag

The UK premiere of one of the artist's most ambitious undertakings to date.

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29 Nov 2018

Cinema

The King and I: From The London Palladium

A live recording of the multi-award-winning musical.

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01 Dec 2018

Ground and first floor

CRAFTED Christmas Market 2018

#DCAcrafted

Get in the festive spirit at our contemporary craft market and buy directly from talented independent designers and makers.

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01 Dec 2018

Print Studio

Mounting and Framing

Weekend course

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

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02 Dec 2018

Cinema

Bolshoi: Don Quixote (Encore)

Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful servant Sancho Panza set out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea.

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04 Dec 2018

Cinema

Face of Winter

Warren Miller

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06 Dec 2018

Cinema

NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra (12A)

by William Shakespeare

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power...

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08 Dec 2018

Cinema

Fold-your-own pinhole camera

One day course

A back to basics workshop where you'll construct your own camera, and then take photos with it!

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02 Dec 2018 - 09 Dec 2018

Create Space / Meeting Room

Christmas Crafternoon

#CraftSunday

Join us for our annual Christmas 'crafternoon'!

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09 Dec 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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16 Oct 2018 - 11 Dec 2018

Create Space

DCA Young Photo Club

Creative Skills for 11-16 year olds

Join our monthly skills-building workshop for young photographers.

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15 Dec 2018

Cinema

CBeebies Christmas Show (U)

plus Justin's Countdown to Christmas

Join the CBeebies gang for a special Christmas show, in cinemas for the first time!

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15 Dec 2018

Cinema

Pre-Opera Talk: La Traviata

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15 Dec 2018

Print Studio

Advanced Screen Printing

Weekend course

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

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15 Dec 2018

Cinema

Live from the Met: La Traviata

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22 Dec 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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23 Dec 2018

Cinema

Bolshoi: The Nutcracker

The holiday classic returns to the majestic Bolshoi stage for a live broadcast.

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06 Jan 2019

Cinema

The Penalty with live musical accompaniment by Graeme Stephen and Pete Harvey

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12 Jan 2019

Cinema

Pre-Opera Talk: Adriana Lecouvreur

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12 Jan 2019

Cinema

Live from the Met: Adriana Lecouvreur

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20 Jan 2019

Cinema

Bolshoi: La Bayadère

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18 Oct 2018 - 31 Jan 2019

Print Studio

Print Studio Tour

Join us for a tour of our Print Studio!

We're now offering twice weekly tours of our Print Studio.

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31 Jan 2019

Cinema

NT Live: I'm Not Running (12A)

by David Hare

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to DCA Cinema...

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02 Feb 2019

Cinema

Pre-Opera Talk: Carmen

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