Art lovers can see the work of the 19th century painter Édouard Manet – considered the founding father of modern art – in Marlborough this month, thanks to the magic of the Town Hall’s versatile silver screen.
The first-ever major show of Manet’s work at the Royal Academy of Arts, Portraying Life, opened at the end of January and, due to demand, has been extended until midnight on April 14.
But for fans not lucky enough to get a ticket, there’s an opportunity to see the artist’s work at Marlborough Town Hall, as the exhibition is brought to the big screen by the Kennet Valey Arts Trust.
The High Definition film of the exhibition, which will be shown on Tuesday, April 11 from 6.30pm and again on Tuesday, April 16 from 1pm, also includes exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the show’s preparation, interwoven with a superbly crafted biography of Manet and 19th-century Paris.
Tickets cost £13 in advance from www.kvat.co.uk, Sound Knowledge or White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough.