ART lovers in Ellesmere Port are being invited to a special showing at Vue Cheshire Oaks, celebrating an Edwardian maestro.

Exhibition on Screen: John Singer Sargent which arrives tomorrow (Tuesday, April 16), will explore how Sargent became one of the most acclaimed portrait artists of the Edwardian era, and how his unique practice has influenced modern art, culture and fashion.

It was over a decade ago that British indie filmmakers Seventh Art Productions brought the first ever exhibition from a gallery or museum to the big screen with Leonardo Live from London’s National Gallery, leading to the creation of Exhibition on Screen.

Their latest film, exploring the work of Sargent, was filmed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Tate Britain, London. The exhibition reveals Sargent’s power to express distinctive personalities, power dynamics and gender identities during this fascinating period of cultural reinvention.

As well 50 paintings by Sargent, the film features stunning items of clothing and accessories worn by his subjects, drawing the audience into the artist’s studio.

That’s not all that’s in store for culture lovers at Vue this month, fans of theatre can enjoy the National Theatre’s Nye on April 23. Starring Michael Sheen in the titular role, it follows Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.

While ballet lovers can experience the Royal Opera House’s Swan Lake on the big screen on April 28. In this production, Tchaikovsky’s sensational score combines with the evocative imagination of choreographer Liam Scarlett and designer John Macfarlane to heighten the dramatic pathos of what to this day remains one of the best-loved works in classical ballet.

Toby Bradon, General Manager at Vue UK & Ireland, said: “We pride ourselves on offering an array of content that appeals to a range of tastes and interests. We’re particularly happy to be screening the iconic work of John Singer Sargent with Exhibition on Screen, as well as brilliant productions from British powerhouses the National Theatre and Royal Opera House.”