Cigar Box Blues: The Makers Of A Revolution’ is screening again on BBC4 at 12.30 pm on Friday 24th June

Still from the documentary Cigar Box Blues

The ‘Cigar Box Blues: The Makers Of A Revolution’ documentary, directed by Professor Virginia Heath and written by Professor Paul Atkinson is screening on BBC4 at 12.30 pm on Friday 24th June (technically 00.30 am on 25th), this will be the 5th screening of the film on BBC. The documentary will then be on BBC iPlayer for a month. _____________________________________________________________________ Directed by Virginia […]

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Dr James Fenwick on the troubling legacy of the Lolita story

Dr James Fenwick

Dr James Fenwick has commented in a BBC Culture article on the problematic history of Lolita, the novel and the Stanley Kubrick film. Dr Fenwick comments on how the experience of Sue Lyon, who played Dolores in the film, is often left out of the cultural conversation: “what is missing from these studies is the voice of Lyon and of the […]

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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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‘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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‘Three Chords and the Truth’, directed by Prof Virginia Heath and written by Prof Paul Atkinson, is screening at the Lighthouse Cinema, Wolverhampton on 16th October 2021

Cigar Box Guitars

‘Three Chords and the Truth’ a 20 mins cinema film, directed by Prof Virginia Heath and written by Prof Paul Atkinson (both of ADMRC), is screening at the Lighthouse Cinema, Wolverhampton, as part of BOXSTOCK 2021, the Cigar Box Guitar Festival, on 16th October 2021. ‘Three Chords and the Truth’ has screened at international festivals including Woodstock, Nashville and Albuquerque, […]

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‘Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution’ By Virginia Heath & Paul Atkinson to screen on BBC4, 23rd October 2021

Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution by two Professors, Virginia Heath and Paul Atkinson of the Art Design and Media Research Centre, will be screened for a fourth time on Saturday 23rd October 2021 on BBC4 and subsequently on BBC iplayer.   Directed by Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, and written by Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design […]

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

Esther Johnson's Liberation Radio stills - Banner

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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