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Falling Slowly

Sunday April 9th, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 7:45 pm

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A performance-based artwork by the BMI’s artist-in-residence Dean Kelland. The work seeks to interrogate slapstick comedy as a genre, and pose questions about the role of the comedian and the subsequent exchanges between audience and performer. In character the artist repeats a ‘slapstick’ gesture on stage. This gesture is taken from, and embedded within, the […]

Fonko

Saturday April 8th, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Dir: Göran Hugo Olsson, Lamin Daniel Jadama and Lars Lovén Sweden/Germany 2016, 87 mins Cert: PG From the directors of the Black Power Mixtape, Fonko is a pulsating journey across the far-flung corners of Africa, a guide to social and political tumults as seen through the lens of underground music and dance cultures. Capturing the […]

Uncommon Sense

Thursday April 6th, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

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Dir: Vineet Radhakrishnan India 2016, 57 mins Cert: U Laurie Baker studied at Birmingham School of Architecture and then, led to conscientious objection by his Quaker beliefs, worked for the Friends Ambulance Unit during the war. An encounter with Mahatma Gandhi back in Britain inspired a trip to India, where he spent the rest of […]