1. Pompeii – coming to a screen near you
Yeah, yeah. We know. You really do want to see the hugely hyped and brilliant-sounding Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, which opened at the British Museum last week – the first show of its kind about these two ill-fated Roman cities to hit London for 40 years.
But did you know you could see the whole thing without having to leave south London?
Booking opens today for the world première of Pompeii Live – the first live cinema event produced by the British Museum from a major exhibition. It will be presented (live) by the Museum’s director, Neil MacGregor and you’ll get a tour of the exhibition, but much more besides – including a virtual trip down a 2000-year-old Roman street and house and interviews with historians Mary Beard and Bettany Hughes, plus the chef Georgio Locatelli talking about Roman dining, and garden expert Rachel de Thame on Roman green spaces.
The screening happens on Tuesday 18 June at 7pm and booking opens today. South London cinemas showing the film are: the Greenwich and Clapham Picturehouses, the Ritzy, Brixton and O2 Cineworld in south London. Get in quick – we predict these hot tickets will go fast.
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