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Wednesday 1st November 7.30pm Joanne Tremarco presents

Spring/Summer ‘17


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08 Titus Andronicus RSC Live Enore 09 Friday 8th September 7.00pm

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24 FK vs. KT and Strange Loop 10 Tuesday 24th October 7.30pm

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27 Hidden Figures 09 Wednesday 27th September 7.30pm

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24 The Revolution Will Not Be… 10 Tuesday 24th October 10.00am

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28 Yerma NT Live Encore 09 Thursday 28th September 7.00pm

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25 The Revolution Will Not Be… 10 Wednesday 25th October 10.00am

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30 Angels in America NT Live Encore 09 Saturday 30th September 12.00pm

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25 12 Years a Slave 10 Wednesday 25th October 7.30pm

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02 Open Mic night 10 Monday 2nd October 7.30pm

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26 CIVICS Exhibition Opening 10 Thursday 26th October 5.00pm

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03 Independence 10 Tuesday 3rd October 7.30pm

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26 Church Blitz 10 Thursday 26th October 7.30pm

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04 The Sense of an Ending 10 Wednesday 4th October 7.30pm

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27 British Idles 10 Friday 27th October 7.30pm

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05 Derailed 10 Thursday 5th October 7.30pm

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28 Don’t Dribble on The Dragon 10 Saturday 28th October 2.30pm

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10 The Value of Nothing 10 Tuesday 10th October 7.30pm

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31 Declining Solo 10 Tuesday 31st October 7.30pm

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11 Coriolanus RSC Live 10 Wednesday 11th October 7.00pm

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01 Their Finest 11 Wednesday 1st November 7.30pm

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12 Red Carpet 10 Thursday 12th October 6.00pm

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01 Birth of Death 11 Wednesday 1st November 7.30pm

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13 Red Carpet 10 Friday 13th October 2.30pm

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02 Elaine Mitchener 11 Thursday 2nd November 7.00pm

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13 Red Carpet 10 Friday 13th October 7.30pm

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02 Frederick Douglas and the White Negro F 11 Thursday 2nd November 7.00pm

14 Red Carpet 10 Saturday 14th October 7.30pm

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06 Open Mic Night 11 Monday 6th November 7.30pm

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17 The Preston Bill 10 Tuesday 17th October 7.30pm

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08 Russian Revolution Centenary 11 Wednesday 8th November 10.00am

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18 AdLibitum 10 Wednesday 18th October 7.00pm

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08 The Shack 11 Wednesday 8th November 7.30pm

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19 Mother Load 10 Thursday 19th October 7.30pm

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09 Russian Revolution Centenary 11 Thursday 9th November 9.30am

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21 Pearl of Africa 10 Saturday 21st October 7.00pm

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09 Russian Revolution Centenary 11 Thursday 9th November 7.30pm

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23 Student Talent Night 10 Monday 23rd October 7.00pm

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10 Passchendaele 11 Friday 10th November 7.00pm

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14 Jessie Greengrass 11 Tuesday 14th November 7.30pm

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29 Churchill 11 Wednesday 29th November 7.30pm

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15 Hampstead 11 Wednesday 15th November 7.30pm

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30 Joss Arnott Triple Bill 11 Thursday 30th November 7.30pm

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16 Follies NT Live 11 Thursday 16th November 7.00pm

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04 The Big Band Story 12 Monday 4th December 7.30pm

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20 The Last Supper 11 Monday 20th November 7.00pm

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06 Wuthering Heights 12 Wednesday 6th December 7.30pm

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21 The Last Supper 11 Tuesday 21st November 7.00pm

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07 Young Marx NT Live 12 Thursday 7th December 7.00pm

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22 The Last Supper 11 Wednesday 22nd November 7.00pm

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12 Pornography 12 Tuesday 12th December 7.30pm

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22 Lady Macbeth 11 Wednesday 22nd November 7.30pm

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13 Pornography 12 Wednesday 13th December 7.30pm

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23 Atlantic Drift: Book Launch 11 Thursday 23rd November 7.30pm

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13 London Road 12 Wednesday 13th December 7.30pm

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25 Steve Pilgrim with Danny Thompson 11 Saturday 25th November 8.00pm

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14 London Road 12 Thursday 14th December 7.30pm

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28 Free Falling 11 Tuesday 28th November 7.30pm

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15 Gulliver’s Marvels 12 Friday 15th December 7.30pm

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29 Cabaret From The Shadows 11 Wednesday 29th November 7.30pm

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16 Gulliver’s Marvels 12 Saturday 16th December 2.30pm

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Performances and Events

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Live Theatre Screenings

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Films

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Exhibitions and visual art

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Performances & Events 02 10

Monday 2nd October 7.30pm FREE just turn up

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 you or just come and be part of the audience. To book your slot call in to the box office at The Arts Centre

03 10

Tuesday 3rd October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Laurence Clarke presents

Independence Everybody seems to want their independence– but be very careful what you wish for! Laurence spins his tales of adolescence, love and Harry Potter, discovering he doesn’t have to be Superman and do everything. But life sometimes throws up the unexpected when you depend on someone else to fasten your jeans for you. With TV appearances on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, Laurence starred in the BBC One documentary We Won’t Drop the Baby. He was awarded Shortlist magazine’s Funniest New Comedian, regularly performs with the comedy collective Abnormally Funny People and was a finalist in the Amused Moose Edinburgh Laughter Awards. "Wickedly funny” ★★★★★ Herald “Dangerously funny… makes Chris Morris look lightweight” ★★★★ Scotsman “Damn funny comedy from the heart" ★★★★ Chortle “A total and utter bloody hoot – right up my alley!” ★★★★★ Nicola Sturgeon


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05 10

Thursday 5th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Little Soldier Productions presents

DERAILED A show that is also a party, a party that is also a show. A show about changing the world. A show about getting angry on Facebook, wanting to make a difference, rock and roll and… bees. Welcome to the revolution. It’s gonna get messy. An unpredictable and urgent theatrical counter-protest from the makers of The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, winner of The Stage Award for Acting Excellence 2014. “These clowns know exactly what they are doing” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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Tuesday 10th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Laid Bare Theatre Project presents:

The Value of Nothing By Kim Wiltshire, Directed by Joyce Branagh

Welcome. Come on in. Take part in the project launch of ArtWorks, the new back to work initiative championed by your friend and ours, the fantastic Vince Fine! And so begins the press conference. More like an event than a play, this Laid Bare show invites the audience to interact, be active and take part. In the world of The Value of Nothing, we are at the press conference from hell, witnessing the case of Vince Fine, an ambitious man, who seems to know the price of everything, but the value of nothing. As his world crashes in around him, the audience witness whether or not he can make the right choice – whether or not, in the end, he does know what to value. As Vince champions his government ‘back to work’ initiative ArtWorks, the audience is invited to get involved with the lives of the characters. Multimedia elements and music create the setting, punctuated with human stories from young people about their real-life experiences of living on benefits in the UK today. “This is where the real, human, down and dirty art is made. By us.”


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October 6.00pm Confiança Collaborative Theatre Company Present 12-14 12th 13th October 2.30pm & 7.30pm Red Carpet - a comedy, a drama… October 7.30pm 10 14th Tickets £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

a tragedy, a life!

We invite you to enter the dream world of Red Carpet, but expect it to be pulled from under you! This is an account of a life cut short... a dramatic performance of manic humour interspersed with tragic truths set in a surreal mixed-media environment. Welcome to a world made frantic, vulgar, hysterical and catastrophic. But this isn’t just any dream… it could be Susan's last! This production contains Strong Language. www.confiancacalloaborative.com

Written by Mark Curtis Produced and Directed by Lisa Adams-Davey

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Tuesday 17th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Andy Smith and Fuel present

The Preston Bill Award-winning theatre-maker Andy Smith (co-director of An Oak Tree with Tim Crouch) presents a tale of one man and his place in the world, set against the turbulent backdrop of 80 years of socio-economic change in the north of England. Using political speeches from each decade, The Preston Bill examines and highlights the difference and similarities of our political landscape through these years. It presents a gentle call to action in these turbulent times; a reminder that the actions of one person can make a difference. 'An accomplished storyteller…The Preston Bill has subtlety and charm’ Reviews Hub ★★★★ ‘A delicate and disarming piece of contemporary storytelling’ Ollie Smith, Flare Festival Review


18 10

Wednesday 18th October 6.00pm Reception 7.00pm Concert

Chamber Music Edge Hill AdLibitum – Violin and Accordion Duo

FREE - booking required

Andrea and Djordje Gajic make up the exciting violin/accordion duo, AdLibitum. Both extremely proficient artists in their own solo careers, together they perform an exciting repertoire and have given concerts in Scotland, England, Serbia, and at the Victoria International Arts Festival in Gozo, Malta. Programme Arvo Part - Fratres J.S.Bach - Toccata and Fugue E.Ysaye - Solo Sonata No.6 J.Achron - Hebrew Melody B.Bartok - Romanian Dances J.MacMillan - After the Tryst A.Piazolla/Gubaidulina - Le Grande Tango

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Thursday 19th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Grace Surman presents

Mother Load Mother Load is an uplifting and powerful choreographic work in two parts, reflecting on relationships between parent and child. Part one, Things Stack Up, Grace's solo performance uses the subject of education to explore notions of play, agency, risk and physicality. In part two, Performance with Hope, Grace and her 10-year old daughter share the Stage, making decisions together; Grace is trying her best to raise a woman in front of you. Yorkshire based Grace Surman works around the terms performance (art), live art, Theatre and choreography; in Mother Load she invites you to question her as an Artist, a woman and a mother. Running Time: 95 mins (includes interval)

21 10

Saturday 21st October 7.00pm FREE - booking required

Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir

The Internationally acclaimed Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir return as part of their UK Tour. With an evocative mix of traditional Ugandan songs their high-octane music, dance and drumming containing infectious rhythms and enthusiastic vocals, will see you dancing in your seat! These orphaned and/or destitute children are ambassadors for over 2,000 children and the funds they raise support nine schools, twelve children’s homes and a clinic, back home in Uganda. Donations welcomed on the night.


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23 10

Monday 23rd October 7.00pm FREE, no booking required but get here early to avoid disappointment

Student Talent Night

A special event for Edge Hill University Students There are lots of talented students at Edge Hill University and our Talent Night is a show 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 box office to secure your slot.

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Tuesday 24th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Jim Burrows and Frances Kay present a double bill of new and furious performance.

FK vs. KT and STRANGE LOOP In FK vs. KT Frances Kay explores the sense of self, and the ways through which creative identity can be torn apart by pride and political opinion. Over 40 minutes, this neo-drag autobiographical work explores how personalities can be skewed by patriotism, affected by loyalty and destroyed by fanaticism. Brexit (n.): an issue that is tearing us apart (literally). An exploration of what could be lost, and what could be gained. STRANGE LOOP is a psychoanalyst’s wet-dream. It’s a postmodern p*ss-take. It’s a closed circuit, baby. We find ourselves lost in a dark, mythopoetic labyrinth; a twisted warren of pop-culture reference; a kaleidoscopic cavern of queerness and the uncanny. This interdisciplinary work loops ceaselessly through spoken word, lip-sync, 80’s synthwave, Expressionist horror, and other… Stranger Things. Join Burrows and Kay for an evening of experimental new performances bound together in a queering of the contemporary moment. Supported by R&D at Edge Hill University and The University of Huddersfield. Performances contain graphic content and nudity.


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24-25 10

Tuesday 24th October Wednesday 25th October 10.00am - 10.00pm FREE

The Revolution Will Not Be…. A 24-hour red, black & white happening that reworks The revolution will not be televised and features live music, installation, film, animations, merchandise stalls with t-shirts, badges and screenprints, banners, projections, seminars, workshops in spoken word, dance and music, special guests and a free live improvised finale. A new Arts Centre EHU commission by Alan Dunn in collaboration with Cavalier Song and artists Michael Boucher, Erin Caine, with Edge Hill University students, Leeds Beckett University, Sound City, Rich Rath & the University of Hawaii, Malik Al Nasir and members of Gil Scott-Heron’s family and band. We will also be welcoming Gil Scott-Heron’s band, his daughter Che Scott-Heron, Malik Al Nasir and other guests for The Revolution Will Be Live, a special night of music in tribute to the late, great Gil Scott-Heron. Date to be confirmed


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26 10

Thursday 26th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Naughty Corner Productions Present

Church Blitz The multi-award winning Edge Hill resident theatre company, Naughty Corner Productions' fourth show, in association with theSpaceUK and Edge Hill University. Seven strangers shelter in a church from mysterious lights in the sky and unnatural storms are brewing. As the collective are surrounded by an unknown force, the situation spirals into deceit and paranoia. Stories begin to change and people aren't who they seem. The most interesting and controversial outing to come from Naughty Corner yet is sure to keep people talking long after the curtains close. This slow-burning microcosm of today's society promises to keep audiences hooked right up until its explosive conclusion. Featuring a talented cast including: Nick Sheedy, Samantha Walton, Megan Bond, Warren Kettle, Niall Hogan, Callum Forbes and Adam Nicholls. Set design and props by Tom Brown, costumes by Georgia Tillbury and effects by Tom Silverton. Written and directed by award winning Mike Dickinson. Contains frequent strong language, graphic violence and loud sound effects.

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Thursday 27th October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Naughty Corner Productions Present

British Idles The debut play for writer and director Callum Forbes, The British Idles is a politically fuelled comedy, lifting the lid on post-graduate life. Alcohol, drugs, zero-hour contracts and love triangles befall this bunch of misfits, who desperately search for a way out. Watch as relationships fall apart amidst the political and social storm ignited in Britain. Produced by Naughty Corner Productions, in association with Edge Hill University and theSpaceUk. Featuring a talented cast including: Callum Forbes, Faye Caddick, Nick Sheedy, Samantha Walton and Adam Nicholls. 'Winner of the 1st Naughty Corner Producing Award 2016'


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28 10

Saturday 28th October 2.30pm Tickets £6 / £22 family ticket Run time roughly 60 minutes

The People's Theatre Company Presents

Don’t Dribble On The Dragon My brother has a dragon and he keeps it secretly Within a box beneath his socks. He’s hiding it from me… Tom is a toddler with a cool, older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop! When Tom's endless drooling threatens to tear the brothers' friendship apart can their dragon's amazing magic help them put it back together again or will it only end up making things worse? Based on the fabulous new book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by the legendary Paul Daniels, this spectacular musical adventure about growing up and the importance of family is the perfect feel good show for big hearted adults and loving little ones alike. As an extra treat, Steven will be available to sign copies of Don’t Dribble On The Dragon which you can bring with you or buy in the theatre after the show. “Perfect entertainment for adults and children alike!” The Guide ★★★★★ For adults and kids of all ages (not recommended for under 2s)

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Tuesday 31st October 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Two Destination Language present

Declining Solo A woman returns to visit her family home, and misses the one thing she values most: the father she remembers. It’s in a place where there’s singing and dancing and eating and drinking and being merry, and of friendships and familial link as the total core of communities. It’s in a place where we still have mountains unadorned. Where the summer smells of sun and the winter smells of burning coal. It’s about a heyday, the heyday of a man. It’s about ageing… about fading. I think if I piece it back together somehow If the vase has been broken and I put back the pieces, it can get better… Combining text with choreography, video and specially commissioned music, Declining Solo is the sequel to Two Destination Language’s award-winning Near Gone.


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Wednesday 1st November 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Joanne Tremarco presents

The Birth of Death Imagine you have two bodies. One you move in every day and one you move in when you dream. Where does the dream body go after death? This solo piece performed by Joanne Tremarco and directed by Yael Karavan addresses 'death' the elephant in the 'living' room. Drawing on end of life conversations with her mother, training as a death doula and adventures as a Lucid Dreamer. 'Tremarco took the audience down a path that was both deeply personal and utterly remarkable.' Liverpool Sound and Vision the-death-wife-project.com

02 11

Thursday 2nd November 7.00pm FREE just turn up

Elaine Mitchener, IMMIX Ensemble and Edge Hill University Performing Arts and Music Students Vocal movement artist Elaine Mitchener leads a workshop with students from Edge Hill University and members of IMMIX Ensemble on the art of free improvisation and movement art practice. Through interactive exercises students will explore different facets of free improvisation, learn new improvisational tools and rediscover their own instrument and natural physical capabilities. Using these tools they will then take on some of the research uncovered in Mitchener’s project SWEET TOOTH as a springboard to further musical exploration and development. This performance is the culmination of a three-day workshop

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Monday 6th November 7.30pm FREE just turn up

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 you or just come and be part of the audience. To book your slot call in to the box office at The Arts Centre


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8th November 08-09 Wednesday Thursday 9th November 11 FREE booking required Resonant Edge presents

Russian Revolution Centenary: Music and Film at a time of Revolution On Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th November, Edge Hill University will host several events to mark the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution, a conflict that shook the world on 6th and 7th November 1917 (or October 24th / 25th on the Julian calendar). The world’s first Marxist uprising, which in many ways grew out of the horrific consequences of the First World War, caused political reverberations the world over, many of which we are still living with to this day. Our events will have the twin focus of Film and Music. We will be delighted to have Edouard Artemiev in our company during these dates. Artemiev is a Russian electronic music pioneer, who celebrates his 80th birthday in November and who was the composer on many of Andrei Tarkovsky’s most memorable films. We will also have the Russian composer Yuri Kasparov – Professor of Composition at the Moscow Conservatoire and who was awarded ‘Honored Art Worker of Russia’ by order of the Russian President in 2007 and ‘Chevalier dans L’order des Arts et des Lettres’ by the Minister of Culture of France in 2008. Kasparov’s extensive compositional output, from chamber through to symphonic works, also includes many film scores. During both days, 10.00am-4.00pm, there will a symposium to examine the many fascinating facets of film and music in post-Revolutionary Russia - Music and Film at a time of Revolution – and members of the public will be warmly welcomed to its proceedings. Programme Wednesday 8th November: - 9.30am – 12.00pm Revolution through Music and Film Symposium 1 - 12.30pm – 2.00pm lunchtime screening of Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin - 2.30pm – 4.30pm Revolution through Music and Film Symposium 1 Thursday 9th November - 9.30am – 12.00pm Revolution through Music and Film Symposium 2 - 12.30pm – 3.30pm lunchtime screening of Tarkovsky’s Solaris (score by Artemyev) - 3.30pm – 4.30pm public roundtable discussion with Russian composers Eduard Artemyev (Russian pioneer of electronic music and long-time collaborator with Tarkovsky) and Yuri Kasparov - 5.00pm – 6.45pm screening of Tarkovsky’s The Mirror (score by Artemyev) - 7.30pm – 9.30pm concert of contemporary Russian Music including chamber works of Yuri Kasparov and electronic works by Edward Artemyev, as well as others from Russia of the last 100 years i.e. Gubaidulina, Ustvolskaya, Denisov


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Friday 10th November 7.00pm FREE booking required

Resonant Edge presents

Passchendaele 100 On Friday 10th November 2017 Edge Hill University will commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the 3rd Battle of Ypres. This was a series of conflagrations that raged from 31st July until 6th November 1917 and one of the bloodiest battles of attrition of the First World War. On this evening we will remember all of those that lost their lives in this monstrous human catastrophe, irrespective of nationality. Songs from both sides of the lines – a period Voice and Piano recital split between early 20th Century British Songs (Butterworth/Gurney) and German Kabaret. Featuring Aniko Toth (soprano); Stuart O’Hara (Tenor) and Lauryna Sableviciute (piano). Rains of Steel and Water - a new immersive audio visual installation realised by Professors Helen Newall and Stephen Davismoon. Derived from carefully collated images and sounds from the fields of Passchendaele.

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Tuesday 14th November 7.30pm Tickets £5

Jessie Greengrass

FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Writer Jessie Greengrass was born in 1982. She studied philosophy in Cambridge and London where she now lives with her partner and their daughter. Her collection of short stories, An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw it, won the 2016 Edge Hill Short Story Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times PFD Young Writer of the Year Award. Her first novel will be published in 2018. The evening's readings will also feature MA students nominated for the MA Award associated with the Edge Hill Short Story Prize.


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Monday 20th November 7.00pm 20-22 Tuesday 21st November 7.00pm Reckless Sleepers Present 22nd November 7.00pm 11 Wednesday Tickets £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

The Last Supper Reckless Sleepers invite you to dinner, to The Last Supper, to sample the last meal requests of the famous and the not so famous. From Marilyn Monroe to Beethoven to prisoners on death row, this intimate and unusual performance serves a startling set of last statements, last meals and last minute scenarios to a limited audience of 39 people. Sit, sip your wine, and watch as last words are literally eaten before your eyes.

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Thursday 23rd November 7.30pm FREE booking required

Launch of the second title from Edge Hill University Press

Atlantic Drift: An Anthology of Poetry and Poetics Introduced by the books' editors, Professor Robert Sheppard and Dr James Byrne This reading will feature three poets from a new and groundbreaking publication of poetry and poetics and a brief Q&A. Atlantic Drift publishes 24 poets from the UK, Ireland, USA and Canada in partnership with Arc Publications. This anthology seeks to highlight new and existing writing and to define/redefine the discussions between poets from both sides of ‘the pond’. By developing a dialogue between English-speaking traditions, Atlantic Drift will include some of the most exceptional poetry and poetics written in the 21st century. Sponsored by the Department of English, History and Creative Writing, Arc Publications and Edge Hill University's Corporate Communications team. Refreshments will be provided.


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Saturday 25th November 8.00pm Tickets £15 / £13 / £5 EHU Students

Steve Pilgrim with Danny Thompson

FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Steve Pilgrim (Paul Weller/Cast/The Stands) plays a collection of his songs with Double Bass legend Danny Thompson (John Martyn/Pentangle/Nick Drake/Bert Jansch the list goes on….) This will be a rare opportunity to see these two musicians together and will offer an intimate spontaneous performance from one of the worlds most respected Double Bass players accompanying entirely original material provided by a loved Liverpool troubadour.

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Tuesday 28th November 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Hagit Yakira presents

Free Falling Award-winning Hagit Yakira dance presents Free Falling, an open-hearted evening of down-to-earth dance that’s sensual, striking and a beautiful respite from the hustle and bustle. The evening opens with Air Hunger, an emotive and breath-taking duet, faultlessly composed with unashamedly demanding choreography that leaves the dancers gasping for air. Completing the evening, Free Falling is a captivating piece by four virtuoso performers taking audiences on a danced journey of trips, false starts, falls and lifts that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Choreographed by Hagit Yakira, the evening is performed by an international cast of dancers – Sophie Arstall, Stephen Moynihan, Fernando Belsara, Verena Schneider, skilfully costumed by Elizabeth Barker and Bettina John, set against an original soundtrack by Sabio Janiak, light designed by Mickie Mannion and with the dramaturge Lou Cope. Photography by Camilla Greewell and Video by Kiraly Saint Claire. “Yakira does not so much create a performance as encapsulate a state of being.”Londondance.com


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Wednesday 29th November 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Teatro Pomodoro presents

Cabaret from the Shadows Political, comic, sexy and strange, Cabaret From The Shadows is a kaleidoscope of dark comedy, satire and live music that will take you on a journey through a crazy hall of mirrors. Tonight no subject is taboo. ★★★★ Broadway Baby "A mind bending, thought provoking feast for the soul !" Fringe Review "For fans of Tim Burton and Rocky Horror - Cabaret From The Shadows is an absolute must!" Bn1 Magazine Brighton Fringe Award Winner 2017

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Thursday 30th November 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students

Joss Arnott: Triple Bill

FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Joss Arnott Dance’s new classical contemporary programme for 2017 will take you on a gripping journey through powerful and heart-pounding choreography that has established the company as one of the most exciting voices in British contemporary dance. Created in collaboration with the some of the industry’s foremost dancers, composers and designers, Arnott’s new Triple Bill consists of two brand new dance works – A Movement in 3 and RUSH – alongside the company’s internationally award-winning solo V that will feature live music for the first time. ‘The perfect tonic for British Contemporary Dance’ Londonist ‘Exquisite to watch’ The Stage


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Monday 4th December 7.30pm FREE booking required

The Edge Hill University Big Band directed by Phil Shotton present

The Big Band Story Edge Hill University Big Band are a recently formed ensemble using the collaborative forces of students, teachers, lecturers and members of the local community. This powerful and dynamic 17 piece big band are directed by Phil Shotton, who himself, regularly performs alongside many national and international jazz artists and has appeared at major jazz festivals, venues and music festivals throughout the country and abroad. EHUBB have a vast repertoire of music from the 1930's to the present day and pride themselves on being a versatile ensemble adapting to the different styles of performance for the various genres of big band music. Alongside the big band vocalist Corinne Andrew provides a touch of glamour to the heady mix of blues, swing, bebop and fusion jazz. This performance will see Phil and the Big Band charting the development of the big bands from the swing era to the present day all in chronological order. Join us for this whistle stop tour of the great big bands in The Big Band Story.

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 to see any show of your choice 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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Third Year Performing Arts Students present

…from the Library of Imaginary Books Tickets £9/5/3 Edge Hill Students. Pay for one show and see any other for £1. In a world of fake news and alternative facts, where a reality TV star can become the most powerful man in the world, it is timely to enter the Library of Imaginary Books…

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Tuesday 12th December 7.30pm & Wednesday 13th December 7.30pm

Pornography by Simon Stephens

Sartre defines obscenity as the inertia of the flesh. Here nameless characters offer a kaleidoscopic London that moved in a few days from the Olympics announcement to the horror of terrorist bombing. Inspired by the events of 7/7, Pornography offers, through seven different seemingly unrelated stories, a complex paean to the human. “Stephens observes his characters with an almost forensic detachment and yet he makes us love them too….This is a play of grace and terror.” The Guardian. “Thrilling, compelling and visceral, Pornography is a superb depiction of a city on fire and under attack” The Stage.

13 14

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

London Road book & lyrics by Alecky Blythe music & lyrics by Adam Cork

Not a book but a document in radical form; a piece of social history; the alternative to the tabloid version: a "verbatim" musical drama based on the exact words of Ipswich people in interviews conducted in the run-up to the arrest and conviction of Steve Wright, the serial killer who murdered six women. London Road focuses on the community rather than the crime, written in verbatim style, the spoken text is reproduced by the performers exactly as recorded in the interviews. The events are not depicted, rather this is an ensemble portrait of a community coming together. The Independent described London Road as “a bold and imaginative tale of triumph over evil.” “A deeply inventive, bold, life-affirming musical” Time Out.

15 16

Friday 15th December 7.30pm & Saturday 16th December 2.30pm

Gulliver’s Marvels

The sequel that was never written. Climb aboard ship in the company of the world’s most celebrated adventurer, Lemuel Gulliver Esq. Behold wonders so curious and exotic, so far beyond the realms of human imagination, you’ll scarcely be able to believe your own senses. Here be colossal women, miniscule men, cogitating monsters, and multifarious marvels to make your hair stand up and your eyes pop out. Our manic melange of physical storytelling, music and circus, Gulliver’s Marvels will take you to the edge of reason and, with luck, bring you back again. Will you be any the wiser? Will you, unlike poor old Gulliver, be able to tell truth from fiction? Probably not. But we won’t let the facts get in the way of a good time.


Exhibitions & visual art

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'Sunday in Skelm', André Stitt courtesy of gallery ten, Cardiff

CIVICS

26/10/2017 26/04/2018 Exhibition opening Thursday 26th October 5.00pm - 7.00pm FREE

Solo exhibition of the work of André Stitt

CIVICS brings together a significant number of works by renowned visual and performance artist André Stitt. Responding to the legacy of Britain's New Towns and post-war brutalist architecture, the paintings in this large-scale exhibition draw upon the materiality of the built environment and its abstract displacement through art as a memory of forms reimagined as a parallel universe. The exhibition will include work made during 2016 and 2017, based on several research trips to the nearby new town of Skelmersdale.


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Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley, This Is Offal 2016 Courtesy of the artists and Pilar Corrias Gallery.

17/11/2017 18/03/ 2018

Mary Reid Kelley Tate Liverpool Edge Hill University have a unique partnership with Tate Liverpool and this year we’re delighted to sponsor Tate’s new commission by New York-based artist Mary Reid Kelley, her first museum solo exhibition in the UK. Reid Kelley combines painting, performance, and her distinctive poetry, in black and white stylised videos. Made in collaboration with Patrick Kelley, the works use word-play and puns to suggest alternative versions of history and mythology. Reid Kelley lives and works in upstate New York. Our partnership with Tate allows Edge Hill University students and staff to see all Tate exhibitions for free. This is a fantastic opportunity to see world class painting, photography, sculpture, installation and other visual arts. Your Edge Hill Unicard allows you 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


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LIVE THEATRE SCREENINGS 08 09

Friday 8th September 7.00pm

Royal Shakespeare Company Live Encore presents

Tickets £12 / £10 / £5 EHU Students

Titus Andronicus Cert: 15 The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

28 09

Thursday 28th September 7.00pm

National Theatre Live Encore presents

Ticket £10 / £5 EHU Students

Yerma The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval


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30 09

Saturday 30th September Part One - 12.00pm Part Two - 4.30pm

National Theatre Live Encore presents

Angels in America

Ticket £10 / £5 EHU Students

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning twopart play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime, War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year. “A blistering production. The entire cast are superb.” Whats On Stage ★★★★★ “Marianne Elliott directs this courageous revival of Tony Kushner’s classic with immense rigour, underpinned by piercingly authentic performances. A true theatrical epic.” Evening Standard ★★★★★ “The show’s a start-to-finish sensation. The performances and the plays absolutely fly.” Daily Telegraph ★★★★★

11 10

Wednesday 11th October 7.00pm

Royal Shakespeare Company Live Encore presents

Ticket £10 / £5 EHU Students

Coriolanus A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.


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16 11

Thursday 16th November 7.00pm

National Theatre Live presents

Ticket £10 / £5 EHU Students

Follies

FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

07 12

Thursday 7th December 7.00pm

National Theatre Live presents

Ticket £10 / £5 EHU Students

Young Marx Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx, and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.


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FREE FILM FRIDAYS 19 09

FOR EHU STUDENTS

Tuesday 19th September 7.00pm

Free Film Fridays are one of our most popular events at The Arts Centre. Join us every Friday during term time for a free film and if you’re a member of the Arts Centre you will also get FREE POPCORN! Check the listings for Free Film Friday dates and join our FFF Facebook group to find out which films are coming up. There are also extra special free film screenings during Welcome Week, starting with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 at 7pm on Tuesday 19th September.

Facebook.com/groups/EHUFreeFilmFriday

FREE FILM DATES: Tuesday 19th September Wednesday 20th September Friday 22nd September – Slumber Party Double Bill Friday 29th September Friday 6th October Friday 13th October Friday 20th October Friday 27th October Friday 3rd November Friday 17th November Friday 24th November Friday 1st December


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Bluecoat 300 Film Series: Slavery on Film 2017 is the 300th anniversary of the Bluecoat building in Liverpool, and throughout the year they are hosting a range of events to mark this important milestone. In collaboration with Bluecoat 300, The Arts Centre is hosting a series of films about stories of slavery. Tickets £3.50 / £3 / £2 EHU Students FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

25 10

Wednesday 25th October 7.30pm

12 Years a Slave Director: Steve McQueen 2013 Cert: 15

Run time: 131 minutes

Starring BAFTA winner Chiwetel Ejiofor and directed by British filmmaker, Steve McQueen. Both a commercial and critical success, the film adapts the nineteenth century memoir of Solomon Northrup, kidnapped and sold into slavery. Some have claimed that it represents the horrors of slavery more accurately than any film has done before.

02 11

Thursday 2nd November 7.00pm

06 12

Wednesday 6th December 7.30pm

Frederick Douglass and the White Negro Director: John J. Doherty 2008 Cert: N/A

Run time: 52 minutes

The remarkable documentary, Frederick Douglass and the White Negro, tells the story of one of the key figures in the fight for abolition, from slavery in younger life to freedom and a career in politics. Significantly, it explores Douglass’s escape to Ireland and his horror on seeing the victims of the Great Famine, and the ways in which America’s Civil War drew Irish Americans and African Americans into an acrimonious relationship. This film will be introduced by Professor Alan Rice of University of Central Lancashire who is also Member of the Board of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the International Slavery Museum, Liverpool.

Wuthering Heights Director: Andrea Arnold 2011 Cert: 15

Run time: 126 minutes

Wuthering Heights is Academy Award-winning writer-director Andrea Arnold's third feature following the BAFTA award winning, Fish Tank and Cannes Jury Prize winning Red Road. Based on the novel by Emily Brontë and adapted for the screen by Andrea Arnold and Olivia Hetreed, Wuthering Heights stars newcomer James Howson as Heathcliff and Kaya Scodelario (Skins) as Cathy alongside Steve Evets (Joseph), Oliver Milburn (Mr Linton), and Nicola Burley (Isabella Linton) and introducing Shannon Beer and Solomon Glave playing the young Cathy and Heathcliff. A Yorkshire hill farmer on a visit to Liverpool finds a homeless boy on the streets. He takes him home to live as part of his family on the isolated Yorkshire moors where the boy forges an obsessive relationship with the farmer’s daughter.


FILM

LIST 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 / £2 EHU Students

27 09

Wednesday 27th September 7.30pm

04 10

Wednesday 4th October 7.30pm

25 10

Wednesday 25th October 7.30pm

01 11

Wednesday 1st November 7.30pm

Hidden Figures Director: Theodore Melfi 2016 Cert: 1PG

Run time: 124 minutes

The incredible untold true story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. This stunning achievement galvanized the world and inspired generations to dream big.

The Sense of An Ending Director: Ritesh Batra 2017 Cert: 15

Run time: 106 minutes

The Sense Of An Ending tells the story of Tony Webster, a retired man who, out of nowhere, is forced to confront the consequences of things he did long ago. One day, he learns that his old girlfriend's mother has left a diary in her will - a diary that used to belong to Tony's best friend. His quest to recover the diary leads him to revisit the memories of his youth, and he doesn't necessarily remember how events actually turned out. A powerful drama based on the acclaimed novel starring Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling.

12 Years A Slave Director: Steve McQueen 2013 Cert: 15

Run time: 131 minutes

Award-winning historical slave-narrative drama directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film follows the experience of Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), an African-American living with a wife and two children in Saratoga, New York, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery by men claiming to offer him work as a circus musician. The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o) and Best Adapted Screenplay, and won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama and BAFTAs for Best Leading Actor (Ejiofor) and Best Film.

Their Finest Director: Lone Scherfig 2016 Cert: 12A

Run time: 114 minutes

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton) an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered alongside fellow screenwriter, Buckley (Sam Claflin), the pair set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American population. Bill Nighy stars as fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard, who reluctantly joins their production in a supporting role.


08 11

Wednesday 8th November 7.30pm

15 11

Wednesday 15th November 7.30pm

22 11

Wednesday 22nd November 7.30pm

29 11

Wednesday 29th November 7.30pm

06 12

Wednesday 6th December 7.30pm

The Shack Director: Stuart Hazeldine 2017 Cert: 12A

Run time: 132 minutes

Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.

Hampstead Director: Joel Hopkins 2017 Cert: 12A Run time: 103 minutes

Emily is an American widow drifting through life without a purpose. And then she meets Donald, who’s lived in a shack on ‘Hampstead’ Heath for 17 years. Initially gruff and reclusive, Donald gradually opens up to her and a tentative romance begins to blossom. And when a property developer tries to evict him so they can build luxury apartments on his land, he and Emily team up to try and save his home. A charming comedy drama starring screen legends Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson.

Lady Macbeth Director: William Oldroyd 2016 Cert: 15

Run time: 87 minutes

William Oldroyd directs this British drama adapted from Nikolai Leskov's novel. Set in the remote English countryside, the story follows teenage bride Katherine (Florence Pugh) as she is forced to marry shady mining boss Alexander (Paul Hilton). Deeply unhappy with her new situation, Katherine soon finds an escape in the form of servant Sebastian (Cosmo Jarvis) and the pair begin having an affair. However, when Alexander learns of her betrayal and reacts violently, Katherine and Sebastian are forced to take matters into their own hands in an attempt to get some retribution of their own.

Churchill Director: Jonathan Teplitzky 2017 Cert: PG

Run time: 98 minutes

Churchill follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944. As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery.

Wuthering Heights Director: Andrea Arnold 2011 Cert: 15 Run time: 126 minutes

Based on the novel by Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights stars newcomer James Howson as Heathcliff and Kaya Scodelario (Skins) as Cathy alongside Steve Evets (Joseph), Oliver Milburn (Mr Linton), and Nicola Burley (Isabella Linton) and introducing Shannon Beer and Solomon Glave playing the young Cathy and Heathcliff. A Yorkshire hill farmer on a visit to Liverpool finds a homeless boy on the streets. He takes him home to live as part of his family on the isolated Yorkshire moors where the boy forges an obsessive relationship with the farmer’s daughter.


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