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Tove Jansson: An Intimate Portrait

To mark the closing weekend of the Tove Jansson (1914-2001) exhibition, join us for a night exploring Jansson's life through film, letters and talks.

For the first time, we'll be sharing extracts from Tove Jansson’s personal correspondence with family, friends and lovers. These letters are currently being translated into English and we'll be reading exclusively from them ahead of their publication by Sort of Books. 

Queer feminist collective Club des Femmes will present two of Jansson's home movies - 'Tove and Tooti in Europe' and 'Haru: Island of the Solitary'. These beautiful films show Jansson and her partner Tuulikki Pietilä making their lives together abroad and at home and offer an intimate, charming, often-hilarious and off-the-cuff portrait of lives entwined in art and love.

And in a not-to-be-missed talk, learn more about Jansson’s life from her niece Sophia Jansson, who will be in discussion with Nicolette Jones, Children’s Books Editor at The Sunday Times.

After-hours entry to the Tove Jansson (2014-2001) exhibition is included in the ticket.

--- Timings ---
Doors and exhibition open - 18:30
Event starts - 19:00
Event finishes - 22:00 (including a short interval)
Gallery and exhibition close - 22:45

--- Food and Drink ---
Gimlet Bar will be selling their delicious cocktails, wine, beer and homemade soft drinks. Food is not allowed inside the gallery and there won’t be any available to buy on-site, so please make sure you eat beforehand.

*Concession includes: Disabled / Unemployed / Students ticket types

Event details

Start date
26 January 2018
£25 adults; £20 Friends / Concessions* (includes entry to Tove Jansson exhibition). SOLD OUT.