Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘Asunder’ – new screenings announced

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Professor Esther Johnson‘s Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with almost all of its men fighting abroad and its women and children left behind. The North East was in the front line, thanks to its shipyards and munitions factories.

New dates for screenings of Asunder, with Q&As are below:

19 November 2017
FACT Liverpool
Q&A with Esther Johnson

29 November 2017
Curzon Sheffield. Tickets here.
Q&A with Esther Johnson

30 November 2017
Gosforth Civic Theatre Newcastle. Tickets here.
Q&A with Esther Johnson and Peter Brewis of Field Music

07 December 2017
Curzon Soho, London. Tickets here.
Q&A with Esther Johnson and Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne

14 December 2017
The Peacock, Sunderland
Q&A with Esther Johnson

You can read more from Esther in interviews in the Morning Star, Culture Vulture and Northern Lights. Warm Digits‘ Andrew Hodson was also a guest on the Barbican Contemporary Music podcast talking about composing Asunder.

Esther Johnson works at the intersection of artist moving image and documentary. Her poetic portraits focus on marginal worlds, revealing resonant stories that may otherwise remain hidden or ignored. Work has been exhibited internationally in 40 countries, and has also featured on television and radio. In 2012 Johnson won the Philip Leverhulme Prize in Performing and Visual Arts for young scholars. She is a Professor of Film & Media Art at Sheffield Hallam University. Find out more about Esther’s work here.

Asunder is co-commissioned by Sunderland Cultural Partnership and 14–18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Sunderland Business Improvement District, Culture Bridge North East and Sir James Knott Trust.

Asunder is on Twitter @1916asunder.