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In modern retellings of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Little Mermaid’, the sea witch is destroyed and the mermaid marries her prince and lives happily ever after. The original is actually far more sinister, exploring themes of love, sisterhood, revenge and immortality. Evelyn De Morgan was an artist who was interested in the female characters in myth and literature and used her artwork as a vehicle to paint their role into the centre of the story.

2019 is the centenary of the death of Evelyn De Morgan, the most radical, spiritual, feminist artist of the late-19th and early-20th centuries. To commemorate her life and work, De Morgan expert, Sarah Hardy, Curator and Manager of the De Morgan Collection, will give an in-depth talk on this mesmerising painting, showing that the themes and issues tackled on this canvas reveal far more death than Disney.

Recommended donation: £5

Booking: No need to book, turn up on the day

Audience: Adult