Coleridge Lectures 2017: David Olusoga
1919 was a year of revolutions. Months after the end of the First World War (the cause of much of the unrest), and just over one year on from the Russian revolution, there were revolutions in Egypt, Germany, Bavaria, Hungry, Malta, Mexico, Ireland, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Finland and across colonial Africa. Some revolutions were part of ongoing struggles and national liberation wars of independence; many, inspired by the Russian revolution, were Left-wing some against colonial powers, others against the Communists in Russia. Britain was not immune, with fears of a Bolshevik uprising from demobbed troops and public protest in Liverpool, London, Luton and Scotland. America feared revolution too, and launched a series of anti-communist activities. There was also another set of revolutions violent backlashes against the waves of migration caused by the war. This led to race riots across Britain, in which black men were lynched on the streets of British cities, and in the US black people who had migrated from the South to the North were attacked in what became known as the Red Summer. The revolutions of 1919 failed as the victorious powers successfully repressed the forces unleashed by the war, but often at huge costs to people and nations and arguably the future of Europe (was 1919 the year that gave birth to the Nazis?). Historian David Olusoga explores the year of revolution, asks what worked and what failed, and looks at what long-term lessons history can teach us. Booking opens Monday 10 April 2017. Free, but booking required. Tickets can be booked online only via Eventbrite and this is managed by Festival of Ideas.
Watershed, Bristol, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/bristol/ watershed/coleridge-lectures-2017-david-olusoga Coleridge Lectures 2017...
The Unthanks - How Wild The Wind Blows
Northumbrian folk duo The Unthanks unearth the wistful and intimate compositions of Molly Drake, mother of singer and guitarist Nick Drake. These charming, secluded and melancholy songs offer an insight into the work of Nick Drake, revealing Molly Drake as perhaps the most overlooked influence on the cult musician and as a fascinating songwriter in her own right. Sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank, whose knack for sensitive reinterpretation has seen them tackle everything from traditional English Folk to Antony & the Johnsons, turn their attention to these forgotten songs. On a simple tape set-up in the living room of the Drake family home, Molly Drake recorded a selection of self-penned songs a beautiful, yearning selection of piano-backed showtunes and ballads. Not created for anyone but friends and family, these recordings were uncovered by fans of Nick Drake, presenting what producer Joe Boyd called the missing link in the Nick Drake story. But above all, they reveal Molly Drake as a musician of enormous depth, ripe for rediscovery and close examination. On sale to Barbican Members 10am Thursday 8 December On general sale 10am Friday 9 December Produced by the Barbican
Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ barbican-centre/the-unthanks---how-wild-the-wind-blows The Unthanks - How Wild...
The Naked Civil Servant
Criminal Acts: A Charged Past: To mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, were exploring our collective past through a season of exceptional British movies. Director: Jack Gold Starring: John Hurt UK 1975 80 mins Rated 12A We begin our season with a brand new high-definition restoration, never before seen in cinemas, of this ITV classic, featuring the late John Hurts breakthrough role as the fearless writer and raconteur Quentin Crisp. Navigating the dangers of homophobic pre-WWII London, Crisp proudly and wittily challenges the authorities that seek to suppress him. Hurts iconic, BAFTA-winning performance is widely seen as one of the finest in a long and distinguished career.
East Dulwich Picturehouse, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ east-dulwich-picturehouse/the-naked-civil-servant The Naked Civil Servant...
Autism-Friendly: The Lego Batman Movie
Autism-Friendly: Especially for people on the autism spectrum or with other special needs and their families, friends and carers. Adults without disabilities are only admitted if they are accompanying a child or a person on the autism spectrum/with special needs. Director: Chris McKay Starring: Will Arnet, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson USA 2017 104 mins Lego Batman must learn to be a team player to defeat The Joker in this brilliantly funny Lego Movie spin-off. Self-regarding, gravel-voiced Bruce Wayne (Will Arnett) - aka Batman - remains the toast of Gotham City. But each night, he returns to the Batcave alone. His faithful manservant Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) suggests that this illustrious master builder and crime-fighter\'s greatest fear is of being part of a family once more. The solution is to raise the orphan he adopted, Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), to become his superhero sidekick Robin. But the over-excited boy wonder proves quite a handful. Meanwhile, police commisioner Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) wants Batman to join her law enforcement team just as highly-strung, self-styled greatest foe The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) rears his cackling head. Will Arnett reprises his wonderful voice performance from the hit \'Lego Movie\' for this witty animated comedy that places Batman centre stage - where he feels he belongs!
East Dulwich Picturehouse, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ east-dulwich-picturehouse/autism-friendly-the-lego-batman-movie Autism-friendly: The Le...
The Hippopotamus + Satellite Q&A Stephen Fry
Join Stephen Fry, cast and film-makers live by satellite from the Hay Literary Festival for a Q&A after the screening. Director: John Jencks. Starring: Roger Allam, Fiona Shaw, Matthew Modine UK 2017 89 mins Rated 15 After he is fired from his job, disgraced poet Ted Wallace (Allam) is summoned to Swafford Hall, the country manor of his friends Lord and Lady Logan (Modine and Shaw), to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings. Ted tracks down the perpetrator of the phenomena, fifteen-year-old David Logan (Tommy Knight), whose parents believe he has healing hands. Unaware that David is using some unorthodox methods, the Logans are set on sharing their sons gift with the world. With a poets passion for the truth, Ted hurries to debunk the miracles and save a young man from a lifetime of embarrassment. His natural cynicism makes him the ideal candidate to get to the bottom of events and some good whisky bottles in this hilarious tale based on Stephen Frys seminal novel.
East Dulwich Picturehouse, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ east-dulwich-picturehouse/the-hippopotamus--satellite-qa-stephen-fry The Hippopotamus + Sate...
The Naked Civil Servant - Criminal Acts: A Charged Past
To mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, were exploring our collective past through a season of exceptional British movies. The Naked Civil Servant Director: Jack Gold. Starring: John Hurt. UK 1975. 80 mins. We begin our season with a brand new high-definition restoration, never before seen in cinemas, of this ITV classic, featuring the late John Hurts breakthrough role as the fearless writer and raconteur Quentin Crisp. Navigating the dangers of homophobic pre-WWII London, Crisp proudly and wittily challenges the authorities that seek to suppress him. Hurts iconic, BAFTA-winning performance is widely seen as one of the finest in a long and distinguished career.
Hackney Picturehouse, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ hackney-picturehouse/the-naked-civil-servant---criminal-acts-a-charged-past The Naked Civil Servant...
Summer Courtyard Cinema Club Presents Rambo First Blood
Summer Courtyard Cinema Club returns this summer bringing you a selection of our favourite shows to show on the big screen on our outside screen! Sit in the relaxation of our courtyard, order yourselves some delicious Ray\'s Pizzeria pizza, relax and enjoy the film! Rambo First Blood A true classic action film featuring Sylvestor Stallone. Nobody really cares about the quality of acting in this but the sheer amount action in it alone makes it a top favourite of ours. Vietnam veteran and drifter John J. Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) wanders into a small Washington town in search of an old friend, but is met with intolerance and brutality by the local sheriff, Will Teasle (Brian Dennehy). When Teasle and his deputies restrain and shave Rambo, he flashes back to his time as a prisoner of war and unleashes his fury on the officers. He narrowly escapes the manhunt, but it will take his former commander (Richard Crenna) to save the hunters from the hunted. For reservations please pop us a message on this page or e-mail email@example.com
The Lanes, Bristol, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/bristol/ the-lanes/summer-courtyard-cinema-club-presents-rambo-first-blood Summer Courtyard Cinema...
Dir: Rahul Jain, 2016, India/Germany/Finland, In Hindi; English subtitles, 71 min, Cert: 18TBA - Tue 30 May // 18:30 Wed 31 May // 20:30 Tickets: 5 (full) / 4 (concession) With rare access to the guarded world of sweatshops, Rahul Jain brings us into one of the thousands of textile mills in heavily industrialized Sachin, India. Moving through the corridors and bowels of an enormous and disorientating structure, the camera takes the viewer on a descent down to a dehumanized place of physical labor and intense hardship. This gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India might just as well be the decorum for a 21st century Dantes Inferno. In his mind-provoking yet intimate portrayal, director Rahul Jain observes the life of the workers, the suffering and the environment they can hardly escape from. With strong visual language, memorable images and carefully selected interviews of the workers themselves, Jain tells a story of inequality, oppression and the huge divide between rich, poor and the perspectives of both.
Cube , Bristol, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/bristol/ cube-/machines Machines
World Art: Raphael Lord Of The Arts
Rated: 12A Raphael the Lord of the Arts is the first film adaptation of the life and work of one of the most famous artists in the world, Raphael Sanzio. Few figures in the history of art have lived a life so full of intensity and fascination. He died young, aged 37, and yet managed to leave an indelible mark on the artistic world. In a well-balanced dialogue between historical reconstruction and expert commentary, the film retraces the most significant moments of Raphaels life. Set in 20 locations, two of which are major exclusives the Vatican Logge and Cardinal Bibbienas apartment in the Apostolic Palace the film explores more than 30 works of art, including the most famous and most representative of Raphaels work. Beauty comes to life through the brushwork and enduring genius of one of the most talented artists the world has ever known.
East Dulwich Picturehouse, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ east-dulwich-picturehouse/world-art-raphael-lord-of-the-arts World Art: Raphael Lord...
Dementia-Friendly: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
Director: Stanley Donen Starring: Howard Keel, Jane Powell USA 1954 102 mins Rated U Dementia-Friendly Screening: Open to all but especially for people with dementia and their family, friends and carers. Join us for free tea, coffee and biscuits and a chance to socialise for 30 minutes before the film. The film will start at the time stated. When backwoodsman Adam brings his new bride home to his farm, his six unruly brothers decide they would like to get married too. But as Milly sets about turning the unwashed louts into gentlemen, Adam advises the boys to kidnap the objects of their affections rather than woo them.
East Dulwich Picturehouse, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ east-dulwich-picturehouse/dementia-friendly-seven-brides-for-seven-brothers Dementia-friendly: Seve...
Love Opera Presents: Cosi Fan Tutte
An updated production of Mozart\'s Cosi fan Tutte, performed in English, set in the 1940s. Our production of Cosi aims to bring this opera to a new audience and demographic, using the intimacy of our venue, the English translation and an updated setting to open up new potential for this fantastic opera. Removed from 18th Century Italy, and re-situated in 1940s England, this production centres around the messy melodrama of the love lives of Fiordiligi and Dorabella, young, rich, beautiful, and dangerously unobservant sisters. Joking about the fickleness of women, their family friend, Don Alfonso, a professor of Philosophy at Oxford, provokes their respective fiances, Ferrando and Gugliermo to the point of a risky wager- they will disguise themselves as Turkish visitors and seduce the others fianc. The young men and Don Alfonso announce to Fiordiligi and Dorabella that they have been called up to fight in the ongoing war, and must leave at once. Aware that the farce cannot come off successfully without the complicity of the girls maid, Despina, Don Alfonso bribes her to use her influence to recommend the Turkish visitors to her bosses. The seamlessness of the entrances, exits and different permutations of group numbers gives this show something that not many operas have the luxury of; the possibility for the audience to become entirely absorbed in the plot. Cosi is an opera which could easily lend itself to any era or decade, and would still seem entirely fresh in a modern day setting. Our choice of the 1940s is therefore a very deliberate one, as the story situates itself so smoothly in the socio-political situation in England at the time, with the fall of the aristocracy, the discontentment of the serving classes, and the rise in value of intellectual power. Seeing Don Alfonso and Despina as the puppet masters reverses the power roles in the story in relation to social standing, which is not to say that Fiordiligi and Dorabella are merely pawns being played by the entirety of the rest of the characters. If any two characters are being blindly manipulated, it would seem that Ferrando and Gugliermo are the main candidates. They trick their fiances into doing things that ultimately upset the men themselves more than anyone else, and all because they were jokingly provoked by their friend Cast: Fiordiligi: Emma Huggett Dorabella: Charlotte Bateman Despina: Maya Colwell Ferrando: Sam Leggett Giulielmo: Thomas Nieer Don Alfonso: Will Brockman
The Loco Klub, Bristol, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/bristol/ the-loco-klub/love-opera-presents-cosi-fan-tutte Love Opera Presents: Co...
British Museum Presents: Hokusai
This fascinating new cinema event, British Museum presents: Hokusai, is a groundbreaking documentary and exclusive private view of the forthcoming British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave. Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusais work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Edo, modern Tokyo. Introduced by arts presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon, and featuring artists David Hockney, Grayson Perry and Maggi Hambling, this is the first UK biography of Japans greatest artist. Using extraordinary close-ups and pioneering 8K Ultra HD video technology, Hokusais paintings and prints are examined by world experts who are at the forefront of digital art history. Hokusai spent his life studying and celebrating our common humanity as well as deeply exploring the natural and spiritual worlds, using the famous volcano Mount Fuji as a protective presence and potential source of immortality. He knew much tragedy, was struck by lightning and lived for years in poverty, but never gave up his pursuit of perfection in his art. Hokusai is an artist who influenced Monet, Van Gogh and other Impressionists, is the father of manga and the only painter with his own emoji.
East Dulwich Picturehouse, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ east-dulwich-picturehouse/british-museum-presents-hokusai British Museum Presents...
Summer Courtyard Cinema Club Presents Matilda
Summer Courtyard Cinema Club returns this summer bringing you a selection of our favourite shows to show on the big screen on our outside screen! Sit in the relaxation of our courtyard, order yourselves some delicious Ray\'s Pizzeria pizza, relax and enjoy the film! Matilda For those growing up in the 90s, most of you read the books and watched this feel-good film about Matilda fighting back againt everything band in her life using her special gift, This film adaptation of a Roald Dahl work tells the story of Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson), a gifted girl forced to put up with a crude, distant father (Danny DeVito) and mother (Rhea Perlman). Worse, Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), the evil principal at Matilda\'s school, is a terrifyingly strict bully. However, when Matilda realizes she has the power of telekinesis, she begins to defend her friends from Trunchbull\'s wrath and fight back against her unkind parents. For reservations please pop us a message on this page or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lanes, Bristol, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/bristol/ the-lanes/summer-courtyard-cinema-club-presents-matilda Summer Courtyard Cinema...
ROH Live: The Dream
Rated 12A This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. The Dream is Ashton\'s adaptation of Shakespeare\'s riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. Symphonic Variations was Ashton\'s first work after World War II, and one of the Company\'s first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946. With six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Francks brooding Variations symphoniques, this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. Marguerite and Armand is Ashton\'s beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi\'s opera La traviata. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963.
East Dulwich Picturehouse, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ east-dulwich-picturehouse/roh-live-the-dream Roh Live: The
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