What's on in May

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Forty years since Spain’s transition to democracy, our pioneering new group exhibition La Movida continues in our gallery this month. Inspired by the cultural freedom of 1980s Madrid, it brings themes of freedom, excess, clubbing, drugs, gay rights and pornography to the fore through the work of 16 artists including Linder and Derek Jarman.

On our screens, we open new releases Mindhorn, starring The Might Boosh’s Julian Barratt as a has-been actor determined to re-capture the magic of his glory days; Frantz, the stunning monochrome tale of a young woman in post-war Germany confronted with the arrival of a stranger who claims to have known her recently departed fiancé; and The Levelling, a gritty family drama with a twist starring Game of Thrones’ star Ellie Kendrick. Don’t miss our Q&A with The Levelling director Hope Dickson Leach on Tue 2 May.

On stage, we present the first UK revival of Martin Sherman’s award-winning Rose, which premiered in 1999 at the National Theatre. Academy award-nominee Dame Janet Suzman makes a rare return to the stage to star as eighty-year-old Rose, who takes us on a journey through her long and tumultuous life, that charts the fate of Europe’s Jews through the Twentieth Century.

We also have a host of events for you this month, including music and film epic The Unfilmables, presenting the greatest films never made live from our Theatre 1 stage; back-by-popular-demand workshop Upping Your Instagame, where you’ll learn how to develop your Instagram community; and we also welcome award-winning writer China Miéville, who joins us in conversation with our Artistic Director for Visual Art, Sarah Perks.