Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘a ROLE to PLAY’ to screen at VIVID Projects in Birmingham, 19th – 21st May

A powerful short film by Professor Esther Johnson titled a ROLE to PLAY will screen at VIVID projects in Birmingham for the PUT PEOPLE FIRST programme that shares stories of contemporary workers struggles. a ROLE to PLAY (2019) was co-commissioned by Animate Projects and Junction Arts as part of the WORK project. The film tells stories of the impact of economic changes in post-industrial Bolsover, a Derbyshire constituency where coal was once king, and features Bolsover Freedom Community […]

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Professor Esther Johnson presents ‘Echoes of Protest’ at MMU’s ‘Bunker Talks’

Echoes of Protest

Professor Esther Johnson was recently invited by Manchester Metropolitan University to discuss her collaborative research with Debbie Ballin ‘Echoes of Protest‘, a body of work that bears witness to the untold stories of children of the 1984-85 UK Miners’ Strike. The discussion is part of MMU’s BUNKER TALKS, a recording of which can be found here. Further information on work by Esther […]

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Professor Esther Johnson to present SHIPS in the SKY at ‘Changing Places’ Space & Place seminar – Wednesday 27th April 2022

Ships in the Sky

Professor Esther Johnson will present research from her ongoing social history arts project SHIPS in the SKY at the next ‘Changing Places‘ Space & Place group seminar convened by Dr Luke Bennett. This will take place on Wednesday 27 April between 2-4pm. You can sign up for this on Eventbrite.   SHIPS in the SKY is a social history arts project recording the many lives of the majestic Hull & East Riding Co-operative Society store […]

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Changing Places #2: change and the material fate of place, Wednesday, 27 April 2022

The Sheffield Hallam University Space & Place Group’s second interdisciplinary seminar on the theme of ‘changing places’, Changing Places #2: change and the material fate of place will be running 2-4pm on Wednesday, 27 April 2022. This online session will look at how (and why) people change places. Change of place, whether as regeneration, ruination, redevelopment or altered forms of use is […]

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‘The Co-op Connection’ – Professor Esther Johnson produces book celebrating the connection between ‘SHIPS in the SKY’ and the Co-op Society

In celebration of the co-operative movement and the direct connection that Professor Esther Johnson‘s social history arts research SHIPS in the SKY has to the Co-op Society; Esther has produced a 44-page full-colour book published by The Modernist Society. The book brings together a selection of project donations associated with the former Hull Co-operative Society Central Premises, alongside an assortment […]

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Liberation Radio at the Leeds International Film Festival

Professor Esther Johnson is a jury member for the Leeds International Film Festival running from 3-18 November 2021. Esther will also present her research Liberation Radio at the festival on both the evening of the 13th and 16th of November. The film will be available to view on Leeds Player during the festival. The work focuses on the little-known history of the North Vietnam ‘Liberation Radio’ […]

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Professor Esther Johnson screening ‘Liberation Radio’ at the 65th BFI London Film Festival

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Professor Esther Johnson will present her research Liberation Radio at the forthcoming prestigious 65th BFI London Film Festival 2021, screening October 14th at BFI Southbank. The film screens within the Experimenta strand and will also be available to view on BFI Player between 6 to 17 October with an audio-description soundtrack for customers who are blind or partially sighted, and […]

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Professor Esther Johnson presenting at the International Oral History Association, 23-29th August 2021

Professor Esther Johnson will present her research SHIPS in the SKY and a ROLE to PLAY at the International Oral History Association Virtual Conference taking place from 23—29 August. Esther was all set to attend this conference in 2020 at the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) which was unfortunately postponed due to the pandemic. The International Oral History Association (IOHA) is a professional association of oral history practitioners that exists to […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s ASUNDER screening at the BFI

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Update (02 September 2021) Esther was recently interviewed about the making of ASUNDER – find out more here.   There will be a special screening of Professor Esther Johnson‘s WW1 feature film ASUNDER at the BFI in London on Saturday 04 September at 1200. The screening will be introduced Director/co-producer Esther Johnson, and co-producer Bob Stanley. Please note this event will […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘Asunder’ screening at Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema – Thursday 1st July 2021

There will be a special screening of Professor Esther Johnson’s WW1 feature film ASUNDER at Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema this Thursday 1 July, 5:30pm. The screening will be followed by a #ReclaimTheFrame Q&A with Esther Johnson, Jill Oakland, (Chairwoman of the Beeston & District Local History Society), and hosted by Birds’ Eye View Film’ Director Mia Bays. The event will be rounded off with a live acoustic performance from folk […]

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