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Autumn/Winter‘18

Theatre Dance MUSIC COMEDY Film Visual Arts Creative Writing

Thursday 4th and Friday 5th October 7.30pm

Nina – A Story about Me and Nina Simone


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05 Finding Your Feet 09 Wednesday 5th September 7.30pm

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12 Tmesis: Beyond Belief 10 Friday 12th October 7.30pm

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06 Julie NT Live 09 Thursday 6th September 7.00pm

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13 When Did You Stop Dancing 10 Saturday 13th October 7.30pm

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12 Merry Wives of Windsor RSC Live 09 Wednesday 12th September 7.00pm

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15 Truth To Power Café 10 Monday 15th October 7.30pm

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20 Stealing Sheep Suffragette Tribute 09 Thursday 20th September 8.00pm

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16 Laurence Clarke 10 Tuesday 16th October 7.30pm

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22 Maghull Wind Orchestra 09 Saturday 22nd September 7.30pm

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17 Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri 10 Wednesday 17th October 7.30pm F

24 The Commuters 09 Monday 24th September 7.30pm

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17 Lisa Alexander: Live Letters 10 Wednesday 17th October 7.30pm

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25 ZERO 09 Tuesday 25th September 7.30pm

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18 Brunt Boggart 10 Thursday 18th October 7.30pm

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27 Point of Echoes 09 Thursday 27th September 7.30pm

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19 Beating Berlusconi! 10 Friday 19th October 7.30pm

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01 Jazz in The Red Bar 10 Monday 1st October 8.00pm

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22 C.D. Rose 10 Monday 22nd October 7.00pm

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02 In Tarsi 10 Tuesday 2nd October 7.30pm

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23 FoMO, mofos! 10 Tuesday 23rd October 7.30pm

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03 Ocean’s 8 10 Wednesday 3rd October 7.30pm

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24 Ghost Stories 10 Wednesday 24th October 7.30pm

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04 Nina – A Story about Me and Nina Simone 10 Thursday 4th October 7.30pm

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24 In The Gut 10 Wednesday 24th October 7.30pm

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05 Nina – A Story about Me and Nina Simone 10 Friday 5th October 7.30pm

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25 Bob The Russian 10 Thursday 25th October 7.30pm

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08 Dragons of the Pool 10 10.00am-5.00pm Daily until 23rd Nov

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26 EHU Press Book Launch 10 Friday 26th October 6.30pm

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08 REVERB: Spoken Word 10 Monday 8th October 7.30pm

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29 Edge Hill University Big Band 10 Monday 29th October 7.30pm

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09 PUPIK 10 Tuesday 9th October 7.30pm

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31 Tales of Terror 10 Wednesday 31st October 7.30pm

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10 Ensemble 10/10 10 Wednesday 10th October 7.30pm

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31 Funny Cow 10 Wednesday 31st October 7.30pm

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10 I, Tonya 10 Wednesday 10th October 7.30pm

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01 Andy Smith: SUMMIT 11 Thursday 1st November 7.30pm

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11 Helen Newall 10 Thursday 11th October 6.00pm

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02 Jazz in The Red Bar 11 Friday 2nd November 8.00pm

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05 Open Mic Night 11 Monday 5th November 7.30pm

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28 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 11 Wednesday 28th November 7.30pm F

06 To Have To Shoot Irishmen 11 Tuesday 6th November 7.30pm

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29 Farucchio Peru is Extraordinaire P 11 Thursday 29th November 7.30pm

07 Creative Writing Presents 11 Wednesday 7th November 7.00pm

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30 State Of Play: A Clown Gathering P 11 Friday 30th November 10.00am

10 Bob Dylan, Literature and The Poetry of The Blues 11 Saturday 10th November 6.00pm P

01 State Of Play: A Clown Gathering P 12 Saturday 1st December 10.00am

12 Macbeth 11 Monday 12th November 7.30pm

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03 vessel: Sue Maclaine 12 Monday 3rd December 7.30pm

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13 You’ve Changed 11 Tuesday 13th November 8.00pm

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04 vessel: Sue Maclaine 12 Tuesday 4th December 7.30pm

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14 This Really Is Too Much 11 Wednesday 14th November 7.30pm

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05 The Madness of King George NT Live, Encore 12 Wednesday 5th December 7.00pm L

14 Troilus and Cressida RSC Live 11 Wednesday 14th November 7.00pm

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05 A Christmas Carol: In Concert 12 Wednesday 5th December 7.30pm

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15 Land of Promise 11 Thursday 15th November 7.30pm

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06 Open Mic Night 12 Thursday 6th December 7.30pm

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16 Tabitha Moses Symposium 11 Friday 16th November 11.00am

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07 Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat 12 Friday 7th December 7.30pm

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19 Reverb: Spoken Word 11 Monday 19th November 7.30pm

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08 Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat 12 Saturday 8th December 2.30pm

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21 King Lear NT Live, Encore 11 Wednesday 21st November 7.00pm

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11 Junkyard 12 Tuesday 11th December 7.30pm

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21 Stripped 11 Wednesday 21st November 7.30pm

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12 Junkyard 12 Wednesday 12th December 7.30pm

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22 Jane Eyre: An Autobiography 11 Thursday 22nd November 7.30pm

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13 Angry Birds 12 Thursday 13th December 7.30pm

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23 I Do 11 Friday 23rd November 7.30pm

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14 Angry Birds 12 Friday 14th December 7.30pm

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24 Steve Pilgrim 11 Saturday 24th November 8.00pm

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14 Dance Ensembles 12 Friday 14th December 7.30pm

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26 Student Talent Show 11 Monday 26th November 7.00pm

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27 Ship of Fools 11 Tuesday 27th November 7.30pm

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28 Two Worlds 11 Wednesday 28th November 7.30pm

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Exhibitions and visual art

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Films


LIST Stealing Sheep Suffragette Tribute Featuring 3rd Edge Dance Company PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Fresh from a tour of festivals around the UK, including Latitude, Festival No.6 and Head for the Hills, and after being named as one of the major highlight’s of this year’s Liverpool Sound City Festival, Stealing Sheep bring their epic Suffragette Tribute to Edge Hill Unviersity for a processional extravaganza across campus. Co-commissioned by Edge Hill University and Manchester-based creative music charity Brighter Sound, Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute brings together 30 female musicians and dancers in a truly unique and powerful performance.

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Thursday 20th September 8.00pm

This performance is a highlight of Edge Hill’s Wonder Women Programme which marks the 100th Anniversary of some women being granted the right to vote.

FREE, No booking required Meets outside The Arts Centre by 7.55pm

This performance will take place across the university campus

3 Maghull Wind Orchestra Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Maghull Wind Orchestra The British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles present a programme of contemporary wind band works from composers such as Eric Whitacre, John Barnes-Chance, and Philip Sparke. Including, new works commissioned by BASBWE from local composers Adam Dutch and Adam Roberts. The concert will be performed by the Maghull Wind Orchestra joined by students of the Edge Hill Symphonic Wind Band. Conductor: Phil Shotton

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Saturday 22nd September 7.30pm

You can visit our website for more information www.maghullwindorchestra.co.uk

Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

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LIST The Knotted Project presents

The Commuters PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

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Monday 24th September 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Follow a group of friends, constantly hired and fired, stuck in the void between their bank balances and their diminishing social lives. As they battle against nightmare bosses, ill fitting suits and their social media history, will they ever find the illusive ‘Work-Life Balance’. Does it even exist? The Commuters asks us all the question, do we live to work, or work to live?

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LIST Humanhood present

ZERO PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

“Since time is distance in space, time is memory on the structure of space. Without Memory, there is no time. Without time, there is no memory.” Nassim Haramein If we started at point zero, a place with no memories, how would we look at reality and experience life? Two individuals dive into a sea of energy presenting a captivating piece that brings you back to the origins. Submerge into Humanhood’s hypnotic and powerful piece. A visually and sonically mesmerising performance of immersive sound, hypnotising lights and virtuosic movement where the two dancers entangle through a ritualistic journey.

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Tuesday 25th September 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

bgroup and China Plate Theatre present

Point of Echoes Commissioned by the Rural Touring Dance Initiative, Warwick Arts Centre and Dance East The year is 1978, isolated from the mainland, Eric Valentine and Bernard Humphries have been stationed at Echo Point lighthouse, somewhere off the coast of England. The unlikely strangers have just begun to lay down foundations for this odd working relationship when the uncanny occurs. Renowned international choreographer Ben Wright and musician and writer Stuart Warwick collaborate to bring you bgroup’s most intimate and theatrical production to date.

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Thursday 27th September 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Point of Echoes is a haunting tale of love, death and monsters, blending the tones of a Wes Anderson movie with the eerie dread of The Twilight Zone.

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Jazz in The Red Bar with the Phil Shotton Quartet

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Monday 1st October & Friday 2nd November 8.00pm FREE just turn up

For the evening The Red Bar will become a cabaret style jazz club and the quartet will entertain you by playing jazz standards from the 1930's onwards and popular songs from the American songbook - swing music at its best! During the second half of the performance, audience members can 'sit in' with the quartet and experience playing with a professional group. If you are an vocalist or instrumentalist and would like to sit in with the band for a number or two during the second set, this can be arranged on the night.

Compañía de Circo “eia” present

In Tarsi (Together/Entwined) After successfully touring all over Europe, Catalan company ‘Eia’ bring their award winning acrobatic theatre piece ‘inTarsi’ to the UK for the first time. Breath-taking acrobatic skills combined with wit, humour and slick choreography (by Edge Hill University’s very own Michelle Man) make this show a perfect mix for all the family. It’s four guys hanging out, teasing and playing with each other, taunting and supporting each other on an ingenious set that constantly morphs into new landscapes. Sometimes they work together and sometimes against each other, but in the end they are connected by the strong bond that is their common humanity.

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Tuesday 2nd October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

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‘…a roller coaster of tension and adrenaline, of nervousness and expectation’ Barcelona Reviews

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PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Phil Shotton and his quartet regularly perform alongside many national and international jazz artists and have appeared at major jazz festivals, venues and music festivals throughout the country and abroad. With a tenor sound reminiscent of Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon, Phil is gaining the reputation of a highly sought-after soloist. The Quartet includes; Dr. Tom Sykes, piano. Matt Lawton, Double Bass and Jez Finch, Drums.

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LIST The Unity Theatre and Riksteatern present

PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Nina – A Story About Me and Nina Simone

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Thursday 4th October & Friday 5th October 7.30pm Tickets £20 / £18 £5 for EHU students

Unity Theatre's sell out co-production comes to The Arts Centre! Josette Bushell-Mingo’s powerful connection to legendary artist and activist Nina Simone, performed with an exceptional live band. A searing and soulful theatre piece inspired by the life and music of Nina Simone. Taking in the singer’s political acts as part of the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s America as well as the struggles in her personal life. Versions of some of Nina Simone’s best-loved songs combine with a clear provocation in this production directed by Dritëro Kasapi. A Unity Theatre and Riksteatern (Sweden) co-production with the Young Vic.

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Reverb

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Mondays 8th October & Monday 19th November 7.30pm FREE just turn up

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Karavan Ensemble presents

PUPIK – a contemporary tale in search of identity What defines our identity? How do we belong? Where we really come from? Created and performed by Yael Karavan and Naomi Silman, a co-production between award winning companies, LUME Teatro, Brazil and The Karavan Ensemble, Brighton, UK.

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PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Reverb is a monthly interdisciplinary spoken word and open mic event featuring established writers and artists and providing an opportunity for emerging writers to present new work. If you would like to sign up to present your work at any of the forthcoming events please contact us at ArtsCentre@edgehill.ac.uk with REVERB in the subject.

Tuesday 9th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

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Pupik - (“navel”) is the story of an encounter between two women, descendants of generations of immigrants who have always been foreigners in another land. Together they tackle vital contemporary questions such as identity, roots, displacement, borders, and the concept of a Home. They travel through time and space, unveiling the layers of their personal stories and ancestral backgrounds, tracing a line from the personal to the universal. Pupik looks to unearth what connects us despite our differences. “A clever, funny and moving exploration of motherland, heritage and the notion of ‘foreign-ness’, delivered in a variety of physical, visual and verbal languages” Dorothy Max Prior - Total Theatre Magazine

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Ensemble 10/10 - 21st Birthday Concert PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

They call him a ‘Holy Minimalist’, but there’s nothing small about the achievement of Arvo Pärt. Centred, sophisticated and profoundly beautiful, it’s no wonder that Pärt’s music has become Estonia’s greatest musical export. As Ensemble 10/10 turns 21, and Estonia celebrates 100 years of independence, this is a portrait of a small nation with a big musical voice. Three pieces by Pärt form the quiet centre of a concert that places the utterly individual sounds of Lepo Sumera and Erkki-Sven Tüür alongside the music of Liverpool composer Stephen Davismoon and a premiere from Grace-Evangeline Mason, our Christopher Brooks Competition Prize Winner, in association with the Rushworth Foundation.

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Wednesday 10th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Inaugural Lecture

Helen Newall - Sounds, Visions and Inward Significances American writer Susan Sontag has said that “Art is a form of consciousness”, and Hélène Cixous that we “annihilate the world with a book”. Exploring the concept of art as a process which enables its makers and observers to approach the inapproachable, Professor Helen Newall will present an Inaugural Lecture Performance, using Isadora Duncan’s ethos of “If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it!”.

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Thursday 11th October 6.00pm Tickets FREE booking required

Helen Newall is Professor of Theatre Praxis in the Department of Performing Arts at Edge Hill University. She is a writer, director, and digital artist, and her research involves installations, performative documentation and immersivity with a specific interest in commemoration, the First World War and site responsive community writing. Helen has written for a number of prestigious institutions including The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, HTV-West Television Workshop, and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

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LIST Tmesis present

Beyond Belief

‘Glorious… full of heart’ The Guardian ‘Expertly choreographed…laugh out loud comedy’ The Stage

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Winner of ‘Best Choreography’ United Solo Festival - New York

Friday 12th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

‘Seamless harmony…never less than engaging’ Liverpool Echo

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What A Little Bird Told Me present

When Did You Stop Dancing? The Dancing Plague of 1518. 500 years later Rachel retells this story of civil action, investigating how the simple process of dancing liberates us in complex ways. It’s about female uprising, peaceful protest, what it means to take a stand; and to stand together. Told with tenderness and truly terrible jokes.

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What would happen if you could live forever? If you could bring your loved one back to life and resurrect their digital soul? Beyond Belief is a powerful and moving journey into the unnerving future of life and death in our social media obsessed, technology blinkered society. With their trademark, playful physical style Tmesis explore how we cope with loss in the digital age and how we won’t ever let Elvis die.

Saturday 13th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

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LIST Jeremy Goldstein presents

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Truth To Power Café

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Monday 15th October 7.30pm Tickets FREE booking required

‘The revolutionary potential of theatre at its best and most direct…’ Guardian Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them? ‘Truth to Power Café’ celebrates free speech and political activism, welcoming people of all ages, beliefs, and backgrounds to respond to the question, before a live audience. Speaking truth to power is widely accepted to mean saying something to those in authority or trust who don’t want to hear it. Is it to your parents, lover, landlord, politician, religious leader, boss, banker or simply your best friend? It’s time to tell them the truth before it’s too late. To take part visit TRUTHTOPOWER.CO.UK The event is inspired by the political and philosophical beliefs of Nobel prize winning playwright Harold Pinter and his Hackney Gang.

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LIST Laurence Clarke presents

An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

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Tuesday 16th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Laurence never thought about becoming a father, he never saw dads with cerebral palsy; which made him think he’d never be one. Laurence was way too selfish to take care of another human being. But when he meets his wife, she states he’d better be prepared for the fact she wants babies… a pretty strong opening line for a first date! What follows is the hilarious, honest, warm story of two people with cerebral palsy traversing the ups and downs of parenthood. Laurence starred in BBC1’s documentary We Won’t Drop the Baby and recently featured on The One Show. He’s been Shortlist’s Funniest New Comedian, an Amused Moose Edinburgh Laughter Awards finalist and is currently developing a sitcom for Channel 4.

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LIST Lisa Alexander presents

To You, To You, To You: Love Letters to (a past) Europe PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

To You, To You, To You presents an exciting selection of short works exploring performance, assembly and the action, idea or form of a love letter in a climate of change and one in which small acts of imagination become radical in the midst of a crisis of social imagination. Part of a programme of performance events and a book that began in Athens with Love Letters to a (Post-)Europe. Curated by Lisa Alexander More information about artists and performers at www.edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre

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Wednesday 17th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Dave Ward presents

Brunt Boggart A book like no other: a magical tapestry of fantasy folk tales, woven together to build a world that is as strange yet familiar as a halfremembered dream. "A rich, primordial dreamtime conjured from sullen hedgerows and fields... a wonderful excavation of the story traditions that our ancestors huddled around for warmth, and highly recommended." ALAN MOORE Join us for an evening of music, spoken word and film combining the atmospheric and eerie film from First Take, with soundtrack music by Hannah James, Giles Lewin and Emily Portman and live tellings of the stories.

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Thursday 18th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Plus live music set from Hannah James (Lady Maisery) and Giles Lewin (founding member of Bellowhead)

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LIST John Graham Davies presents

Beating Berlusconi!

An irreverent scousers comic odyssey climaxes in the true story of the Liverpool fan who ended up sitting next to the Italian Prime Minister at the Champions’ League Final in 2005. Beating Berlusconi! Is a laughter and tears tale of one man’s attempt to rediscover his belief in himself, his club, his city and his class.

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Beating Berlusconi! Is a one man comedy show covering forty years, forty characters and the greatest football night ever.

Friday 19th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

14 C.D. Rose C.D. Rose is the author of Who’s Who When Everyone Is Someone Else (a novel about improbable books and the joys and sorrows of reading), and the editor of The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure (a kind-of novel about lost and forgotten writers.) He has also left a trail of short stories around, some of which have appeared in eminent publications, and others in some not-so-eminent ones. He has a PhD in short fiction from Edge Hill University. This event, which celebrates the return of one of Edge Hill's finest creative alumni, will also feature short readings from MA students.

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Monday 22nd October 7.00pm Tickets £5 Free for EHU students

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LIST Mary Pearson presents

FoMO, mofos! (Fear of Missing Out, Mother***ers!) PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Enter here and now. How did we get here? How do we get down from here? Imagine a murder mystery seen through a kaleidoscope. A journey through retro technologies into the digital age. Clues are dropped via captured images, cult film references to Antonioni and Lynch. Identities blur, privacy is invaded, a Tarantino-inspired female killer vanquishes demons to return us to the here and now.

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FoMO, mofos! reflects on the consequences of continuous self-exposure on the psyche. With social media hyper-connectivity comes hypervigilance: we watch each other, whilst being watched. How does desire multiply with screen use?

Tuesday 23rd October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Les Femmes Ridicules present

In The Gut In The Gut is a funny, tragic and ridiculous show about pregnancy, parenting and growing up. Les Femmes Ridicule present an array of colourful characters, like the intimate baking and birthing tv chefs, the smug mothers who insist that they really do know it all, and the barmy historians imparting their knowledge and many more! Audiences are taken on a rollercoaster of emotions at this unforgettable ante-natal banquet. Les Femmes Ridicule play with their audience from beginning to end, walking a fine line between comedy and tragedy. The charming and grotesque duo tackle some of life’s unspoken paranoia and taboos in a hilarious and disturbing way!

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Wednesday 24th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

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LIST Naughty Corner present

Bob The Russian

Russia, 2018. The FIFA World Cup is in full swing, and so are the Russian and English hooligans. As the final approaches, the country has turned into a rioting war-zone! What can you do when an entire country has been engulfed in mindless violence? Pull off the heist of the century of course, England and Russia working together while England and Russia are on the streets killing each other...

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Edge Hill Graduate Company, multi awardwinning Naughty Corner Productions return with their 6th show after touring the country!

what could go wrong?

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Thursday 25th October 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ10 / ÂŁ8 Free for EHU students

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Launch of the third title from Edge Hill University Press

Scenes from the Revolution: Making Political Theatre (1968-2018).

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Friday 26th October 6.30pm Tickets FREE booking required

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Edge Hill University Press is proud to launch, in partnership with Pluto Press, its third publication: Scenes from the Revolution: Making Political Theatre (1968-2018). Edited by Kim Wiltshire and Billy Cowan, who worked with a team of Edge Hill Creative Writing student interns, the book is a collection of essays, interviews and extracts of lost or previously unpublished plays that together form an exploration of making political theatre over the past 50 years, since the Theatres Act of 1968 ended censorship. The launch will include a reading from one of the original essays, a script in hand performance of extract from a lost gay play (Men by Noel Greig and Don Milligan) and an opportunity to buy discounted copies of the book as well as talk to the editors about the concept behind the book.

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The Edge Hill University Big Band directed by Phil Shotton PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Following on from their highly succesful show The Art of the Modern Big Band Edge Hill’s very own big band bring their eclectic mix of contemporary big band music back for another music extravaganza. Musical Director Phil Shotton will take the audience on an exciting journey of intersting and sometimes lesser heard big band repertoire, showing just what is possible with the modern day big band.

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Monday 29th October 7.30pm Tickets FREE booking required

Edge Hill University Creative Writing Department present

Tales of Terror: Frankenstein You are invited to Edge Hill University's Arts Centre for an evening of bone-chilling, blood-curdling tales of terror, inspired by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and sponsored by the Keats-Shelley Association of America's Frankenreads Initiative. The evening will include readings from the novel as well as newly written pieces inspired by the story. Get involved by writing a short 500 word piece starting with the famous lines from the novel'It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils...' See The Arts Centre website for more details.

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Wednesday 31st October 7.30pm Tickets FREE booking required

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SUMMIT by Andy Smith

Exploring ideas of language, rhetoric and how we communicate with each other, over three acts and in three different ways Summit tells the story of a meeting. A meeting organised to discuss and resolve a potentially catastrophic situation. This situation. Our situation.

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A meeting is called. You are invited. There is a crisis. Your voice is needed. Summit is a new play written and directed by award-winning theatre maker Andy Smith. It is performed, in British Sign Language and English with a section in Farsi, by a cast of three.

Part of DaDaFest International 2018

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Thursday 1st November 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ10 / ÂŁ8 Free for EHU students

18 Open Mic Night - The Arts Centre Red Bar Open Mic is an opportunity for Edge Hill students to come along and show off their talents. Edge Hill University is bursting with students who can sing or dance, recite poetry, play an instrument or surprise us with a hidden talent. Bring your friends along to support or just come along to be part of the audience. To book your slot call in to the box office at The Arts Centre.

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Monday 5th November & Thursday 6th December 7.30pm FREE just turn up

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To Have To Shoot Irishmen PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

‘Could peace come after? After what? Who will we be?’ Easter morning, 1916. Gunshots ring out in the Dublin streets. In her suburban sitting-room Hanna prepares for revolution. While Frank walks through the crowds calling for peace, John walks through his nightmares of the trenches, sees a city soaked in blood. 18-year-old William fearfully reports to the barracks for duty, determined to serve the British army with honour. But can honour survive the chaos of conflict, and once unleashed can violence ever be contained?

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Tuesday 6th November 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Inspired by true events, the absorbing production weaves movement and live folk song in to a stirring tale of militarism, corruption and the power of rebellion. An Almanac Arts Production Directed by Gemma Kerr Designed by Rachael Rooney Music by Lizzie Nunnery and Vidar Norheim

Edge Hill University Creative Writing Department present

Vahni Capildeo and John Wedgwood Clarke

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Wednesday 7th November 7.00pm

Vahni Capildeo launches her second collection with Carcanet at this event, Venus as a Bear, a PBS Selector's Choice for 2018. Her previous collection, Measures of Expatriation, was awarded the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2016. Capildeo is renowned as a multilingual, cross-genre writer whose work is grounded in time experienced through place. John Wedgwood Clarke was born in St Ives, Cornwall in 1969. He set up the Beverley Literature and Bridlington Poetry Festivals, and ran them for ten years. In 2013 he published Ghost Pot, which featured scenery and wildlife from the North Yorkshire coast. His second fulllength collection of poetry, titled Landfill, was mostly inspired by a residency at Scarborough's rubbish dump, and was published in September 2017.

Tickets £5

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LIST Michael Gray presents

Bob Dylan, Literature and The Poetry of The Blues

Michael explores the Minnesota Bard’s interaction with literature, and with the poetry of the blues.

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Michael has appeared at the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame and at Dylan Conferences at Minnesota, Vienna and Bristol Universities. His Canterbury Festival event was the best-attended that year; at the New School NYC the room was overflowing for his talk, as were halls in Galway, Ireland, and at the University of Texas at Austin.

Saturday 10th November 6.00pm Tickets £5

Michael Gray’s events are lively, spontaneous and acute, giving a thoroughly entertaining, fresh account of Dylan’s achievement,.

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Volcano Theatre present

Macbeth - Director's Cut A Radical Classic™ from Volcano Volcano re-invents Shakespeare’s pacy, eloquent tragedy; this time with a new generation of outstanding performers. Lady Macbeth is the Glaswegian powerhouse Mairi Phillips, whose irrepressible energy has fizzed through several of Volcano’s recent productions from Chekhov to A Clockwork Orange. Her partner in crime is Welshman Alex Harries, best known as DC Lloyd Elis in the BBC1 drama Hinterland.

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Monday 12th November 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

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Edge Hill proudly presents a talk, with audio tracks & rare footage, from the author of Song & Dance Man III and The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, definitive studies of Dylan’s work, Michael Gray.

This is an arresting, untraditional Shakespeare with powerful performances, striking design and sensory surprises. We have stripped back action and character to zoom in on the dynamics of the killer couple, tracking their murderous ambitions, escalating anxieties and disintegrating bonds against a backdrop of sensual pleasure and normalized violence. The setting walks an uneasy line between the regal and the domestic, exposing an austere brutality underpinning the noble pretensions of personal and political power. Expect a boisterous, playful Macbeth with ribald humour and a muscular undertow of menace.

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You’ve Changed Written and Performed by Kate O’Donnell

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Tuesday 13th November 8.00pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Its time to face the music…and dance! It’s fifteen years since Kate transitioned and a lot has changed. But, where gender is concerned, are we still stuck in the dark ages? Using song, dance, hard-won wit and wisdom You’ve Changed shines a light on the ins and outs of transitioning back in 2003. Kate transitions from Fred Astaire to Ginger Rogers challenging the idea that “genitals equal gender” and literally baring all. When there’s no rulebook, you just have to write your own… Kate’s changed: that’s clear, but have you? “Hilarious, shocking, heartbreaking and eyeopening.” ★★★★★

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This Really is Too Much PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

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Wednesday 14th November 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Raucous, provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, this genre-busting performance reveals the downright absurd realities of life as a 3dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, WO-man in modern society. Gracefool combine dancing with dark comedy to delve into a world of farcical stereotypes and preposterous power struggles, wrestling with gender, identity and social convention. An outlandish and wildly entertaining medley of absurd political speeches, talent contests and box ticking. ‘Gleefully compelling’ (Exeunt), slickly choreographed and dripping with feminist charm and anarchic wit.

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Land of Promise

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Thursday 15th November 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ5 Free for EHU students

Land of Promise is a words & music presentation which journeys through three and a half centuries of radical thought, writing & song about the connections between art, social justice and our living environment. Using songs, readings, film & images the show tells a story of the fund of radical ideas and the political will that is the legacy of the town planning and Utopian movement. In doing so, it poses questions about the apparent lack of political will for change in our own times and offers a perspective on how that collective will has been suppressed – and how it may be rekindled. The tale traces a lineage from the diggers at St George's Hill in 1649 to the eco neighbourhoods of Freiburg via the Post-War New Towns movement and radical interventions by people around the world to reclaim our dying cities today. Land of Promise is performed by The Town & Country Planning Association with guest speakers and musicians Chris Ellis and Rosie Toll.

Tabitha Moses presents

The Lives of Others Symposium The symposium 'The Lives of Others' seeks to investigate the ways in which people and their stories have inspired artists, writers, film makers, musicians, performers and activists. Speakers from a range of disciplines will consider modes of storytelling, the right to authorship and the fine line between empathy and exploitation. The event accompanies an exhibition of the same name by Tabitha Moses. The seed for the symposium was planted when the artist received a request to permanently remove a prize-winning work of hers from public display. This led to questions and conversations about the ethics and practice of appropriation, culminating in The Lives of Others.

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Friday 16th November 11.00am - 6.00pm Tickets FREE booking required

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Wednesday 21st November 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

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Edge Hill Graduate BA Hons Drama, Sarah Sharp, returns to Edge Hill’s Arts Centre with her new company Succour Punch Theatre to present Stripped. A show about sex…(ual politics) the show is an abstract look at the need for equality. Be it the gender we were born, the journey we’ve taken since, or our understanding of who we are, the show explores the injustices and challenges of our generation. Step into this illicit world, with provocative scenes such as ‘Handcuffs’, ‘The Dominant’ and ‘Behind Closed Doors’. These ‘performers’ will command your senses and leave you on your knees begging for more.

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Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

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Thursday 22nd November 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones. Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane – and several other characters – in this intimate study of love’s realities. ★★★★★ ‘Hands down the best adaptation of Jane Eyre, in any medium.’ (Broadway Baby) ★★★★★ ‘Truly extraordinary… one of the most exciting young performers on the British Stage’ (British Theatre Guide)

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I Do

to do /tə,tʊ,tuː/du:/ verb an answer, a commitment, a payment, a vow. to exert, to exhaust, to produce, to mimic, to cheat, to clean. to wash, to cook, to decorate, to arrange, to engage. to tour, to suit, to suffice, to treat, to use, to have, to hold. In sickness, in health. Do you? I do.

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Friday 23rd November 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

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Daughters of camp fire storytelling, Wives’ Tales propose engaging with art through stories. The wedding party are walked down the aisle to new experiences.

Born apart, Steffi is wed to all things songs & comedy, Alice lives in holy matrimony with movement and text. Wives’ Tales coupling rings the bells of femininity, humour and nostalgia. Expect promenade performance and immersive matrimony.

Steve Pilgrim Following his stunning performance with double bass legend Danny Thompson at The Arts Centre in 2017, Steve returns with a Folk/Jazz full band of merriment to celebrate the release of his ‘Magic Strings Session’ album. With his set of honest and haunting songs the night promises to be acoustically melancholic and raucous in equal measure. Through his songs Steve aims to bend pain and hope into something beautiful and cathartic.

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Saturday 24th November 8.00pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

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There are lots of talented students at Edge Hill University and our Talent Show is about celebrating that. If you are an Edge Hill University student you can come to this free performance to support those performing, or to show off your talents. Expect anything and everything! If you are a student at Edge Hill University and you’re interested in taking part contact Alex at campuslife@edgehill.ac.uk, or call in at The Arts Centre box office to secure your slot.

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Ship of Fools present

Welcome To Paradise Strap in for the Captain and Raoul’s hilarious, playful, anarchic, bouffon-clown rollercoaster ride to the darkest corners of Santa’s grotto which reveals the putrid mould under the tree. Ship of Fools bring their unique brand of theatre to the The Arts Centre for one night only. Expect danger, hilarity and horror in equal measure as they tap-dance back and forth over the lines of decency.

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Tuesday 27th November 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

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Two Worlds

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Wednesday 28th November 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

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Leebo Luby presents

Farucchio Peru is Extraordinaire A riotously surreal concoction of clowning, kitsch and nonsense born from one idiot's ridiculous dream of international stardom. Devised by Leebo Luby in collaboration with Aitor Basauri (Spymonkey) Leebo Luby is a founding member of Teatro Pomodoro (Cabaret From The Shadows, Brighton Fringe award-winner 2017), He trained at Ecole Phillipe Gaulier in Paris and is part of the Hope Street Limited alumni.

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Who hasn’t sometimes found their parents and siblings a challenge to connect with? These two works are attempts to settle accounts with family members. In the film “The Story Of The World In Pictures” Roger Hill addresses his father and brother to try to explain how the World has taken him far away from them and why. In the performance piece “Consolation No 3” he deploys his transgender “other” Mandy Romero and his pianistic skills to lay to rest his difficult relationship with his mother. In both works the two worlds of feeling and thought are poetically linked.

Thursday 29th November 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

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Friday 30th November & Saturday 1st December 10.00am Free booking required

STATE OF PLAY is a 2-day symposium at Edge Hill University, an opportunity for anyone interested in the art of the clown to meet, connect, play and ask crucial questions about the condition of clowning today. STATE OF PLAY takes the evolving relationship of clown and circus as a starting point to ask broader questions about the relevance of clowning in today’s society. Where does clowning find meaning and resonance in contemporary culture? Where are clowns employed and for what purposes? What training exists and what more is needed? Are clowns able to be political or are they simply entertainers?

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vessel Part of DaDaFest International 2018

vessel is about the medieval practice of Anchoritism, a life of strict and irreversible enclosure entered into by an elaborate ceremony during which the last rites were administered. Their lives defined by the parameters of a locked cell housed within a church; a miniature world of morality, scrutiny and spiritual survival.

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Following the success of Can I Start Again Please in 2016 Sue MacLaine Company is delighted to be bringing its new show vessel to DadaFest 2018.

It is about withdrawal, silencing, containment, banishment, sovereignty and personhood.

3rd December & 03 Monday Tuesday 4th December 7.30pm £10 / £8 12 Tickets Free for EHU students

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GreenMatthews Present

A Christmas Carol: In Concert GreenMatthews bring you a brand-new retelling of the best-loved Yuletide adventure of them all – Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. First published in 1843, the story is credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the British Christmas and has been loved and retold by every generation since. Using new lyrics and traditional English folk tunes, GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims' Way) use a bewitching blend of voices and instruments to create a musical retelling of this seasonal favourite.

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Wednesday 5th December 7.30pm Tickets £8 / £6 Free for EHU students

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The show presents a blend of Victorian carols and midwinter folk songs which paint a vivid and colourful picture of the festive season in Dickens’ time. The second half is an hour-long musical retelling of his most iconic novella - the tale of how flinty-hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes several ghostly visitations over the course of a cold and bitter Christmas Eve and awakes the following morning transformed into the epitome of the Christmas spirit - warm-hearted, generous and loving. This heartwarming tale is presented entirely in narrative song, using brandnew lyrics set to traditional English folk and carol melodies.

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4PLAY! A Festival of Young People’s Theatre STUDENT PERFORMANCES

These works look at the dreaming of dreams, the uses of imagination and the limits of belief, with a season of shows seen through the eyes of young people. Tickets £5 Free for EHU Students

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Friday 7th December 7.30pm & Saturday 8th December 2.30pm

Shoot / Get Treasure / Repeat By Mark Ravenhill

This Epic cycle of short plays all named for other famous works, explores everyday life globally in a time of war. They draw on everything from video games to gangsta culture: a Fear and Misery in the Third Reich for our own times. Dark, harrowing and violent these are stories that “hold a gun to your heart and shoot you in the soul” The Austin Chronicle. "Gutsy, intelligent, truly dramatic theatre." Remotegoat “Ravenhill catches the still sad voice of humanity” Daily Telegraph This amateur production of “Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

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Tuesday 11th December 7.30pm Junkyard & Wednesday 12th December 7.30pm By Jack Thorne

It's 1979, rubbish is on the streets, and being Fiz is tricky, at 13, she's got no money, her sister's pregnant and her mum thinks she's a waste of space. Rick remembers what it is like to be a teenager, so when he decides to build a junk playground on wasteland behind the school, he is pretty sure he has the charisma to get a bunch of reluctant kids involved: but life is not that simple… “Junkyard is a fresh and distinctive hymn to the power of teenagers’ imagination”. Evening Standard

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La Grande Parade

Go to the circus. Leave your rectangles, your geometric windows, to the country of circles in action. It is so human to break through restraints, to spread out, to grow toward freedom… to escape from the ground, to leave it … (Fernand Léger 1881-1955). As part of the Tate Liverpool’s Fernand Léger exhibition (November 2018-March 2019), La Grande Parade re-imagines the artist's work and ideas in a contemporary context. For Léger, the circus was a ‘marvellous world’ that exceeded all other kinds of performance with its dazzling spectacle, embrace of danger and reliance on precision and skill. Working between art forms with circus as a medium or ‘glue’ for interdisciplinary performance, La Grande Parade animates the galleries and beyond in a celebration of Léger’s enigmatic yet exuberant work.

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32 Third Year Musical Theatre Students present Tickets £5 Free for EHU Students

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Thursday 13th December 7.30pm & Friday 14th December 7.30pm

Angry Birds by Dougal Irvine

A new punk musical for the politically cynical. In a failing school a class learn about a group of ‘posh birds’ who won the vote for women 100 years ago. But as they grasp the story they realise that the battle is still raging and they are on the front line. Suffragette? It’s not over yet! 100 years, to the day, that women were first able to vote in the general election third year Edge Hill musical theatre students will be performing this wonderful new British musical as part of the show's national premiere. Having worked with writer Dougal Irvine on the official soundtrack for Angry Birds back in May it is now our pleasure to bring this powerful piece to vivid life as part of the university's Wonder Women programme. To perform this musical within an institution with such strong links to women's suffrage is a real privilege.

Third Year Dance Students present Tickets £5 Free for EHU Students

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Friday 14th December 7.30pm Tickets FREE booking required

Dance Ensembles

A double-bill of new choreographic work featuring Year 3 BA Dance students

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08/10/2018 Until 23/11/2018 10.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Artist, ďŹ lmmaker and academic, Rosa Fong worked with community group, The Dragons of the Pool, a group of sons and daughters who believe that their Chinese fathers were repatriated by the British government between 1945-46, to create a multimedia exhibition, documenting the story of the forced repatriation of Chinese seamen in Liverpool just after the Second World War. Over a thousand Chinese seamen disappeared from families in Liverpool, never to be heard of again. Video interviews and an audio installation give a historical and personal account of this hidden history with an introduction by actor, David Yip.

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Op Art In Focus

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16/07/2018 Until 16/06/2019

Edge Hill University is the sponsor of Tate Liverpool’s Op Art In Focus Exhibition. Op art – short for optical art – emerged in the 1960s. Its leading figures included Bridget Riley, Jesus Rafael Soto and Victor Vasarely. The display moves beyond the typical period of op art and includes works by more contemporary artists such as Angela Bulloch. Included is a rare installation of Jim Lambie’s Zobopwhich floods the entire gallery floor with psychedelic patterning. Edge Hill Unicard holders get free entry to all exhibitions at Tate Liverpool and for entry to Tate Modern and Tate Britain you can download a pass at edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre where you can also find information about the Op Art Party which takes place at Tate on 28th September.

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Julie by Polly Stenham after Strindberg

Live Theatre Screenings

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

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Thursday 6th September 7.00pm Tickets £10 / £5 EHU Students

This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London. Show image photograph (Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa) by Rosaline Shahnavaz

RSC Live present

Merry Wives of Windsor Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…

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Wednesday 12th September 7.00pm Tickets £10 / £5 EHU Students

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Troilus and Cressida

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National Theatre Live Encore presents

King Lear Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. ★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)

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"Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion" Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences. Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle, broadcast live to cinemas from Shakespeare's home town.

Wednesday 21st November 7.00pm Tickets £10 / £5 EHU Students

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The Madness of King George III

Live Theatre Screenings

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

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Wednesday 5th December 7.00pm Tickets £10 / £5 EHU Students

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man. Show image photograph (Mark Gatiss) by Creative by Wren

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Free Film Fridays are one of our most popular events at The Arts Centre. Join us every Friday at 7.00pm during term time for a free film. Check the listings for Free Film Friday dates and join out FFF Facebook group to find out which films are coming up on a weekly basis. There are also extra special free film screenings during Welcome Week.

Tuesday 18th September Wednesday 19th September

Free Film Friday Dates:

Friday 21st September Friday 28th September Friday 5th October Friday 12th October Friday 19th October Friday 26th October Friday 2nd November Friday 9th November Friday 16th November Friday 23rd November Friday 30th November Friday 7th December

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LIST Finding Your Feet Richard Loncraine, 2017 Cert: 12 Run time: 109 minutes

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Wednesday 5th September 7.30pm

Mid-week Cinema film programme Cinema’s most recent releases on your doorstep most Wednesday evenings. These films are open to the public so make sure you book your tickets in advance. Tickets £3.50 / £3 / Free for EHU Students

When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge with her estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie). The two could not be more different - Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, freespirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to her community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet... and romance. In this hilarious and heart-warming modern comedy, a colourful group of defiant and energetic ‘baby boomers’ show Sandra that retirement is only the beginning, and that divorce might just give her a whole new lease of life - and love.

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Ghost Stories Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman, 2017 Cert: 15 Run time: 98 minutes

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Wednesday 24th October 7.30pm

Award-winning actress Frances McDormand (Fargo) delivers a stunningly powerful performance in this darkly comic drama that has been hailed as one of the year’s best films. A murdered girl’s defiant mother (McDormand) boldly paints three local signs with a controversial message, igniting a furious battle with a volatile cop (Sam Rockwell) and the town’s revered chief of police (Woody Harrelson).

Based on Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s original Olivier nominated stage production, the same team have co-written and directed this adaptation for the big screen. Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman), professor of psychology, arch-skeptic, the one-man ‘belief buster’ – has his rationality tested to the hilt when he receives a letter apparently from beyond the grave. His mentor Charles Cameron, the ‘original’ TV parapsychologist went missing fifteen years before, presumed dead and yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must meet. Cameron, it seems, is still very much alive. And he needs Goodman to find a rational explanation for three stories that have shaken Cameron to his core. As Goodman investigates, he meets three haunted people, each with a tale more frightening, uncanny and inexplicable than the last.

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I, Tonya

Greta Gary Ross, 2018 Cert: 12A Run time: 110 minutes

Craig Gillespie, 2017 Cert: 15 Run time: 119 minutes

Wednesday 3rd October 7.30pm

Wednesday 10th October 7.30pm Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, illconceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked––and checkered––glory.

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Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter team up in the action adventure “Ocean’s 8.” Five years, eight months, 12 days... and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it’s going to take - a team of the best in their field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller (Cate Blanchett). Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweller Amita (Kaling); street con Constance (Awkwafina); expert fence Tammy (Paulson); hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna); and fashion designer Rose (Bonham Carter).

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Adrian Shergold, 2017 Cert: 15 Run time: 100 minutes

Mike Newell, 2018 Cert: 12A Run time: 124 minutes

Wednesday 31st October 7.30pm Maxine Peake plays the gritty role of Funny Cow, a comedian who breaks through the glass ceiling of the all-male 1970s comedy circuit to rise to stardom. Set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs in the North of England, FUNNY COW is both a love-letter to a bygone era and the defiant story of a woman who refuses to give up her dreams.

Wednesday 28th November 7.30pm Based on the bestselling novel, Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Cinderella, Baby Driver) plays free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton, who forms a lifechanging bond with the eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey during WWII. From the producers of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and with an all-star British cast, comes a compelling romantic drama with an intriguing mystery at its heart.

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FREE FOR EHU STUDENTS Arts Centre Membership As an Edge Hill University student you can sign up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme. You’ll receive four free tickets per season and will find out about special offers and competitions throughout the year. To sign up, just go to edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre/students and provide us with a few details or you can call in at The Arts Centre box office.

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The Red Bar adjacent to the Arts Centre is open pre-show and during intervals Serving craft beer, cocktails, prosecco and local pale ale, along with a good range of beers, soft drinks, spirits and wine. Our new pre-show menu is also available, where you can choose from a range of Mediterranean, Italian and Mexican platters.

Interval pre-order drinks are available, and recommended during busy events. Please ask at the bar for details. @FoodEdgehill

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