Events at the Laing Art Gallery

Post date: 08/03/2015

A busy programme of activities to accompany the acclaimed 'Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War' has been announced by the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne (

Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War 

Exhibition Tours & Events Listing

Tours – exhibition ticket + £2, meet outside exhibition entrance. 


Wed 11 March 12.30pm Exhibition Tour 

Wed 25 March 12.30pm Exhibition Tour 

Wed 1 April 2-3pm Talk by Ysanne Holt

Wed 15 April 12.30pm Exhibition Tour 

Wed 25 April 2-3pm Talk by exhibition curator Simon Martin 

Sat 2 May 12.30pm Exhibition Tour 

Wed 13 May 12.30pm Exhibition Tour 

Sat 16 May 2-3.45pm Radio drama & talks 

Wed 20 May 12.30pm Exhibition Tour 

Thurs 28 May 2-3pm Talk by Barbara Morden 

Wed 3 June 12.30pm Exhibition Tour 

Thurs 4 June 6 – late Celebrate Spanish culture evening 

Fri  5 June 12.30pm Exhibition Tour 

Sat 6 June 12.30pm Exhibition Tour 


Group tours may be available at other times. Contact or 0191 211 2100 for details of fees and booking


Talks – Weekdays and Saturdays

Function Room 


Wed 1 April 2pm – 3pm £2, students free (show university/college ID )

Visual Culture and Class: Britain in the 1930s

Ysanne Holt, Professor of Art History, University of Northumbria 


Sat 25 April 2pm – 3pm £5 Exhibition Curator talk

British Artists and the Spanish Civil War

Simon Martin, Artistic Director of Pallant House Gallery, tells the story of how a generation of British artists including Edward Burra, Roland Penrose and Wyndham Lewis responded to the conflict.


Sat 16 May 2pm – 3.45pm FREE 

To Make the People Smile Again 

BBC radio drama/documentary on the Spanish Civil War & the British Contingent of the International Brigades, including interviews with survivors. Talks by drama producer, Steve Chambers (University of Northumbria) & Martin Ellis (Zymurgy Publishing)


Thurs 28 May 2pm – 3pm £2  

Picasso’s Weeping Woman in Context

Barbara Morden,  author & art historian  


Evening Event

Ink & drink Thursday 4 June, 6-9 pm, tickets £10. Includes entry on the day to the exhibition.

Celebrate Spanish art and culture – live music, talks, demonstrations & create your own artwork. 


Adult Art Classes

Saturdays, 1pm – 4pm, 3 sessions in April & May. 

£26 per session or £63 for all three, includes one entry to exhibition on the day. 

Artist-led. Art materials are provided. Booking is essential. 

Book Talks and Art Classes at the till. 


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