Free gallery talks
15 June until 29 September
Daily at 11.30am and 2.30pm Monday to Saturday and 2.30pm on Sunday

Daily short introductory talks focusing on particular works in the exhibition, delivered by gallery staff. Learn about Frith's picture making process, the importance of his oil sketches and his constant search for models; he was just as likely to hire a girl selling oranges on the streets to model for him as he was to depict members of high society.


Gallery activities
15 June until 29 September

We'll have new opportunities for families to engage with paintings in the gallery every day through the summer, with ‘looking and drawing’ art packs, creative activity sheets, dress up and making activities and our art trolley, all to inspire your own creativity!


Frith's armchair
Free daily as part of the exhibition, from 27 June to 29 September

The Victorians looked at and studied paintings very differently to audiences today. This mindful looking chair placed within our current exhibition William Powell Frith: The People's Painter will encourage contemporary audiences to take inspiration from Frith's audiences and look closely at a single work on display using simple mindful techniques.

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