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November 2018

Folk – A MERL Late

November 20, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire, Southern England RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Explore the world of folk at this evening of live music, drinks, activities and talks at The Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading. From folktales and wolf lore to adultery and rough music. From outsider arts to folk medicine. From religious pilgrimage to art intervention. • Discover origins and endings of folk culture through archives and objects from the MERL collections; • Explore the galleries on a student-led tour of artist Steve Claydon’s largescale intervention; •…

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‘The Long Take’: Origins and Endings in Film Noir

November 24, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
reading film theatre, University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus
Reading, RG6 6UA
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At the University of Reading, The Heritage & Creativity Institute for Collections is teaming up with Reading Film Theatre for a ‘Film Noir’ poetry reading, film showing, and pop-up exhibition. We welcome acclaimed poet Robin Robertson to reflect on his use of noir style in The Long Take (2018), winner of the Roehampton Prize and on the Man Booker Prize longlist. He is joined in conversation with John Gibbs, Professor of Film, and Steven Matthews, Professor of English Literature.

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