Painting of sunflowers in a muted orange.

Exhibition on Screen: Sunflowers

Presented by Exhibition on Screen via satellite broadcast (encore)

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Wed 09 June 2021

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts 2pm.

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A unique opportunity to see, as never before, this series of spectacular paintings.

Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers are among his most famous works, and are some of the most iconic paintings in the world. In an extraordinary exhibition, the Van Gogh Museum took a new and revealing look at the five publicly-owned versions of sunflowers in a vase. And once again, the Van Gogh museum opened its doors exclusively to Exhibition on Screen.

They are immediately recognisable, but this film goes beyond the surface to explore the many questions and mysteries that surround these works. Why, for example, did Van Gogh choose the exotic sunflower with its long stem and golden crown?  Indeed, when did the flower itself arrive in Europe and how had previous artists reacted to it? What was Van Gogh trying to say with his works and how does that differ from version to version? And what secrets did scientists discover when they analysed the work in detail? All is revealed in this fascinating film, which travelled beyond Amsterdam to Tokyo, Philadelphia, London and Munich to film, in incredible high-definition detail, all five of the works.

Each painting is different and has its own unique story, spanning one of the most famous and turbulent periods in art history. All five paintings are also now considered to be in such a delicate state that there will never be a show with all five alongside one another ever again. Only in this film will you have a chance to see that on the screen – in this virtual exhibition. In doing so, the film brings to audiences many new levels of understanding both about the paintings and about Vincent van Gogh. (85min)

Ticket Information

Adult £12.50
Concession £10.50

Friends save 50p on above ticket prices.

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Refreshment Packages

Hot drink + muffin £2.50
Any tea or coffee and muffin (assorted flavours available)

Soft drink + sweets or Magnum £4.35
Bottle of Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi, Tango Orange or 7up Free. Plus Magnum ice cream or a sharing pouch of sweets.

Soft drink + sweets + Magnum & £6.35
Bottle of Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi, Tango Orange or 7up Free. Plus Magnum ice cream and a sharing pouch of sweets.

Alcoholic drink + Pringles £4.95
500ml bottle of Carlsberg, Lager, Somersby Cider or Tribute Ale, or 187ml house wine. Plus small tube of Pringles.

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*We will try our best to have everything in stock, but the choices listed within each package may be subject to availability on the day.

Each ticket price advertised above includes a £1.50 booking fee. No matter how you book (online, phone, in person) or how you pay (cash, credit/debit card, voucher), the fee will always be the same. Please note that there will be no trailers for this film and latecomers will not be admitted.