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Exhibition puts 1930s back in the picture

Exhibition puts 1930s back in the picture

Just as her country's presidency of the European Union Council draws to an end, an exhibition by Lithuanian artist Domicele Tarabildiene opens at the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine.

A Challenge To Time gathers together 19 key works by this inter-war artist, who died in 1985 and whose poetic and surreal photography is only now beginning to attract attention in Europe.

The photographs in this exhibition (part of Street Level's Lithuanian Photography Season in west Scotland, organised in collaboration with Kaunus Photography Gallery, and previously seen at the Hidden Lane Gallery, Glasgow) all date from the early 1930s and mostly showcase photomontage techniques.

Running concurrently at the Harbour Arts Centre, an exhibition of work by Spanish photographer Sheila Juan Franco connects ideas of citizenship and place, concentrating on multicultural themes, landscapes and contrasts between urban and rural environments. Both shows run from today to January 12.

l www.harbourartscentre.com/

l www.streetlevelphotoworks.org

Sunday date for Susan Boyle film

The only Scottish screenings of new feature film The Christmas Candle take place this Sunday at 3pm at Vue cinemas in Edinburgh (Ocean Terminal), Glasgow (Fort), Hamilton, Inverness, Livingston and Stirling.

The film - which features Scottish stars Susan Boyle, John Hannah, James Cosmo and Sylvester McCoy - is set in the village of Gladbury at the end of the 19th century, where, legend has it, every 25 years an angel touches a single candle, thereby allowing whoever lights it to have their request granted on Christmas Eve.

In her screen acting debut, Susan Boyle plays the wife of the church warden. The singer has gone on the record to say that it was the film's Christmas message that persuaded her to join the project. The Christmas Candle has a U certificate and is 100 minutes long.

l www.myvue.com/latest-movies/info/film/the-christmas-candle

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