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THE EXHIBITION

Gary Hume

"Painting", according to rising star Gary Hume, "is an utterly sexual affair." His high gloss, brightly coloured neo-pop paintings are devoted to the pleasure principle and have been described as a celebration of good painting and bad taste.

Spacex Gallery, 45 Preston St, Exeter (01392 431786)

THE FILM

Persuasion

Roger Michell's magnificent BBC film of Jane Austen's darkest novel has been a cinematic hit in the USA. You may have seen it on TV, but can you afford to miss seeing it again on the big screen?

Barbican Cinema, London EC2 6.15, 8.40pm

(0171-382 7000)

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