Directed by: David Bickerstaff 

For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits. The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself.

One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency. Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later. When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation. This intensely compelling exhibition creates a unique opportunity for Exhibition On Screen to reveal the life’s work of a master in one show.

Duration

Approx 80 mins

Cinema Lawrence: After Arabia with Director’s Q&A
Garret Theatre

2 hr | The story of the last years of T.E. Lawrence’s life – Lawrence of Arabia.

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On Stage Lunchtime Lectures: Cycling and Society – Contributions to Sustainable Futures
Garret Theatre

Peter Cox explores ways in which cycling can contribute to more sustainable patterns of movement and what holds us back from making changes.

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Activities Musical Theatre Choreography
Garret Theatre

Come and learn some of the dance routines of your favourite musicals. No need to have any previous experience, just enthusiasm to have a go and have fun!

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Activities Free Arts & Crafts
The Kitchen

Let your imagination run wild this February half-term, with free arts and crafts!

Activities 3 o’clock Storytime
The Kitchen

Join a member of our library team for a fun story under the big screen – pull up a beanbag, get comfy and enjoy!

Activities Making comic books with illustrator Nikki Pinder
Garret Bar

Learn how to create your own comic book from scratch with illustrator Nikki Pinder.

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On Stage Lunchtime Lectures: Detours and Dislocations – In the Footsteps of Malcolm Lowry
Garret Theatre

Programme Leader in BA Photography at the University of Chester, Cian Quayle, discusses work made in response to the life and writing of Malcolm Lowry.

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Activities The Great Get Together Ideas Workshop
Meeting Room

Come along to one of these ideas sessions to tell us what you think should be included in the celebration….

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On Stage Helen Fielding: Life Lessons from Bridget Jones
Storyhouse Theatre

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to…

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On Stage Malory Towers
Storyhouse Theatre

Nostalgic, naughty and perfect for now, Malory Towers is a musical of high jinks, high drama and high spirits.

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