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November 2019

Reading the Archive

November 15, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
BT Archives, Holborn Telephone Exchange, 268-270 High Holborn
London, WC1V 7EE United Kingdom
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Explore the heritage of telecoms alongside specially-created films and displays by Central St Martin’s design students. Visit BT Archives - housed in a 1927 telephone exchange building in central London. Graphic Communication Design students have responded to the heritage collections and created works inspired by their reading of the documents, photographs, art and objects. Alongside the students’ displays, the heritage team will bring out their favourite original material to be viewed side-by-side with the students’ work. You will also have…

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Hardboiled on the Big Screen

November 16, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Margate Museum, Market Square
Margate, Kent CT9 1EN United Kingdom
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How does classic Hollywood cinema represent the mother who will go to any length to defend her family? And are literary heroines domesticated on the big screen? Find out in this screening and discussion of The Reckless Moment, the film adaptation of 1940s noir novel The Blank Wall. The screening will be accompanied by discussion with Persephone Books of how Hollywood’s representation of mothers and heroines deviates from their literary counterparts.

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‘What Lurks Beneath’

November 17, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4DY United Kingdom
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An homage to the weird and wonderful world of B-movies, this short faux-documentary by film artist Chris Gerrard splices together classic clips with some new footage to tell the ludicrously fake story of the mysterious people (and things) lurking beneath us in the eerie River Tay. Feast your eyes on this unique archaeology of aquatic-themed film. Includes a short Q&A with the filmmaker. This event is part of 'The Aquatic City' hub series organised by the University of Dundee.

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‘Song of the Sea’

November 17, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4DY United Kingdom
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Ten-year-old Ben and his younger sister Saoirse live in a lighthouse towering over the sea with their gruff father, who is unable to get over the loss of his late wife. Saoirse, now six, has never uttered a word, though Ben happily chatters away for both of them. But we soon learn that Saoirse, like her mother before her, is a selkie – mythological creatures that live as seals in the sea but shed their skins to live as humans…

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Transplants & HIV on Screen

November 20, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9BZ United Kingdom
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Pedro Almodovar’s classic film All About My Mother (1999) maps LGBTQ+ lives and experiences onto a medicalised world, where access to technologies (including trans* health interventions, organ transplantation and HIV treatments) transform how we imagine our bodies, futures and lives together. This screening will feature a post-show discussion of transplantation and HIV, exploring how the film raises concerns around these life-changing technologies. The discussion will be led by Donna McCormack, School of Literature and Languages, University of Surrey and primary…

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Lasting Marks?

November 21, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Curzon Cinema, Goldsmiths, University of London, Lewisham Way
London, New Cross SE14 6NW United Kingdom
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Learn about the history of police secrecy and investigation, and how it is documented through the lens of film, at this screening of Lasting Marks (2018) and Evidence of the Evidence (2018) at Curzon Goldsmiths. Excitingly, the award-winning film maker Charlie Lyne, the director of Lasting Marks, will be present to talk about the process of archival discovery in film making. And afterwards an expert panel will address police secrecy and investigation, how it is mediated, documented and remembered, and what…

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Childhood Curtailed

November 22, 10:00 am - November 23, 3:00 pm
Ground Lab, Portland Street
Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN5 7LB
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In 2018 13.9% of global migrants were under the age of 18, many travelling alone and many experiencing detention in prisons and camps. In this event, which will include an exhibition and a series of film screenings, talks and workshops, researchers will show and discuss films made by children, and images produced by professional photographers and filmmakers in the last decade of global mobility. Workshops will invite children and young people, families and local community groups to use photography, storytelling…

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Thomas Nashe Lenten Stuff

November 22, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Courtauld Institute of Art,, Kenneth Clarke Lecture Theatre, Somerset House, Strand
London, London WC2R 0RN United Kingdom
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In 1597, the Elizabethan polemical prose writer and contemporary of Shakespeare, Thomas Nashe, fled to Great Yarmouth after a play he co-wrote with, playwright and poet Ben Jonson led to the closure of all London theatres. Anna Brass (British School at Rome's Sainsbury Scholar in Painting and Sculpture 2018-19) was recently commissioned to produce a film representing this difficult period in Nashe’s life. Join Anna and members of the The Thomas Nashe Project team for a screening of the film…

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Sails, Whales, and Tails!

November 22, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Steps Theatre, Central Library, The Wellgate
Dundee, DD1 1DB United Kingdom
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Designed and performed by the Chairman of The Magic Lantern Society, Jeremy Brooker, this event comprises a hair-raising, eye-popping visual performance using Victorian equipment and live musical accompaniment to bring our whaling and seafaring history back to life. Watch as a fantastical world of discovery and exploration opens up before your very eyes, from Dundee to infinity and beyond! Also includes explanatory talks (with a Q&A) and, at the end, a chance for the general public to take a closer…

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Telling the Other Story

November 23, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Electric Cinema, 47–49 Station Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4DY United Kingdom
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This screening of the documentary Some Stories will show what happened when fifteen Birmingham teenagers met fifteen Limerick teenagers in 2018 to swap stories from one another’s lives. One year on, these teenagers will reunite onstage after the screening to reveal its impact. In November 2018, 15 teenagers from Birmingham and 15 teenagers from Limerick were brought together to forge connections by telling each other’s stories. Amidst the endless talk of borders and backstops, of divisions and differences, the timing…

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Sails, Whales, and Tails!

November 23, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Steps Theatre, Central Library, The Wellgate
Dundee, DD1 1DB United Kingdom
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Designed and performed by the Chairman of The Magic Lantern Society, Jeremy Brooker, this event comprises a hair-raising, eye-popping visual performance using Victorian equipment and live musical accompaniment to bring our whaling and seafaring history back to life. Watch as a fantastical world of discovery and exploration opens up before your very eyes, from Dundee to infinity and beyond! Also includes explanatory talks (with a Q&A) and, at the end, a chance for the general public to take a closer…

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