22 January 2015
Special VIP opening event for the new Andy Gott’s photographic exhibition Behind the Mask, with an opportunity to view the celebrity portraits, during a reception with music from The Night and Days, Speakeasy Bootleg Band, pianists from Wirral School of Music and dancers from The Mersey Swing.
Galleries 1, 2, 3, 4 and 14 plus foyer will all be open, with speeches from Dr Andy Gotts, Kevin Price and Karena Smith of BAFTA and Colin Simpson, Principal Museums officer. Refreshments will also be available and canapés and sparkling wine on arrival are included int eh price of the ticket.
Tickets on sale now through Oxton Books in the foyer at the Williamson, or online here.
DRESS TO IMPRESS, pay bar available.
The Friends of the Williamson in conjunction with The Light Cinema in New Brighton hope to run a programme of BAFTA award winners every Thursday evening throughout the duration of the exhibition, with discounts for Friends of the Williamson. The Birkenhead Library Film Society that operated for over 30 years at the Williamson and then at Birkenhead Town Hall has been much missed and this may afford the opportunity to start a regular film club at The Light alongside their ‘LightArts’ programme of cultural broadcasts. More details of films to be confirmed in the Friends newsletter in January (copies available in the Williamson).