Van Gogh’s Starry Night

Tuesday 20 November, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Martin Bailey

Admission free, donations welcome

Discover how Van Gogh attempted to overcome his challenges and paint the olive groves and cypresses of his beloved Provençal landscape

After Van Gogh mutilated his ear he spent a year in the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole. Writer Martin Bailey reveals new discoveries about what life was really like behind the asylum’s walls.

Martin Bailey has recently published 'Starry Night: Van Gogh at the Asylum'.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust

Image above: Vincent van Gogh, A Wheatfield, with Cypresses, 1889