Unique exhibition is on its way to Pock Arts Centre

Pompeii today
Pompeii today

Pocklington Arts Centre is set to broadcast live from the British Museum for the first time this summer as a major exhibition called Pompeii Live is screened.

The exhibition is attracting nationwide press coverage and everyone at the venue is eagerly awaiting the event on 18 June.

Directed by Neil MacGregor, the aim is to bring some of the museum’s unique objects relating to the ill-fated Roman city alive for audiences across the country.

Special films of Pompeii and Herculaneum will let the audience explore the story of the cities and many of the 250 objects featured have never been outside Italy.

James Duffy, assistant manager at Pocklington Arts Centre, said: “We have never done anything with the British Museum before, so it’s a really exciting event for us.

“The exhibition is only being shown in 200 venues across the country and we are the only one in our region, so we’re really pleased.”

In addition to the public showing on 18 June, the Arts Centre will be broadcasting the event live again on 19 June for school children.

Tickets cost £12, available by calling 01759 301547.