From September our theme is Paper. The first Last Friday Talk in the Autumn series forges a link between our previous talks, as it examines the life and work of Mary Delany, who was a contemporary of Joseph Banks and made botanically correct and incredibly beautiful paper cuts.
3 May 2017 - Tickets available soon on this page
Our next Film Night will be a guided tour through the RKO Film Studios of the thirties, forties and fifties.
Featuring interviews and clips from the great movies of iconic stars such as: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Robert Mitchum, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Russell, Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles and others.
We also go behind the scenes and talk to the directors, choreographers and designers, who describe the artistic challenges of an earlier period of cinema, when technology was less sophisticated, but there was freedom to imagine and to invent and try out new kinds of movie-making. Plus all the headaches and pressures of a hard-nosed commercial industry with a wary eye on the bottom line. Often hard to second-guess audience response. Terrible flops could follow huge hits. It’s a roller-coaster ride.
The evening will be presented by Rosemary Wilton and Charles Chabot who spent three years making The RKO Story for BBC-TV.
The_film_clips shown on the night can be found on
Youtube: HERE. Most of the films are available in full on Youtube by searching "Michael Palin" + Andrew Wyeth, Vilhelm Hammershoi, Anne Redpath, The Scottish Colourists or the Cone Sisters.
Michael Palin will be talking to Tristram Powell about his enthusiasm for painting with extracts from the six documentaries he has made for BBC-2 over the years..
The subjects are all totally different: a great female painter of the Renaissance, an iconic 20th century American artist and his family, two adventurous sisters, heirs to a cotton fortune, who collected Matisse long before he was famous, a Danish painter of enigmatic interiors, the Scottish Colourists, who brought vibrant Impressionist colour North of the border, and another Scottish artist with a gift for transforming the simplest of objects into art.
Beautifully directed by Eleanor Yule, and produced by Mhairi McNeill, with fine camerawork from Alexander D’Alessandro, these films are quiet gems of observation, which illustrate Michael’s fascination with the artists, their work and the texture of their lives. .
Our very successful Last Friday Talks take place bi-monthly on the Last Friday of the month. Details will be posted here as soon as they are available.
Four SLAUGHTERHAUS artists will be showing work at this year's Multiplied Art Fair. Preview and more information here.
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 November 2015
Join us for another opportunity to see prints by the four MULTIPLIED artists, Michelle Avison, Sarah Gillett, Sophie Le Bourva and Claire Willberg, plus reasonably priced prints and proofs at Christmas gift friendly prices by SLAUGHTERHAUS studio members. Print editions, printing proofs, drawings, photographs, paintings and artists' books for sale, plus mulled wine and mince pies. Come and browse whilst the kids make a pop up christmas card, and find the perfect present.