LOVERS of the painter Monet should make their way to Pershore to see his water lilies in full bloom.

It will certainly save them having to go to France.

The Number 8 venue will host an "exhibition on screen" called, appropriately enough, 1, Claude Monet.

A spokesman said: "Award-winning director Phil Grabsky takes a fresh look at one of the world’s favourite artists – through his own words. Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who gave birth to Impressionism.

"Monet’s life is a gripping tale of a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression and loneliness. Then, as his art developed and his love of gardening came to fruition at Giverney, his letters reveal his humour, insight and love of life."

The spokesman added: "Shot on location in Paris, London, Normandy and Venice I, Claude Monet is a cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in western art."

The screening will take place on Tuesday May 16, from 7pm.

Tickets and further details on, 01386 555488.