‘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

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‘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

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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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Fear 2000 Conference Series hosted by the Department of Media Arts and Communication, 10-12th September 2021

Fear 2000 is a conference series hosted by the Department of Media Arts and Communication at Sheffield Hallam University, convened by Craig Ian Mann & Chris Cooke and dedicated to the study of horror media in the twenty-first century. The 5th conference, Fear 2000: Horror Unbound, will take place online on 10th – 12th September 2021. Visit the Fear 2000 […]

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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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CCRI Seminar Series – ‘Funding Film, Media and Arts research’ with Professors Virginia Heath and Esther Johnson

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Please join us on Wednesday 16 June for our next CCRI-wide seminar as part of the Culture & Creativity Research Institute Seminar Series, where we will be hearing from Professors Virginia Heath and Esther Johnson on their experience of funding for research projects in Film, Media and Arts. Funding Film, Media and Arts research Art, Design and Media Research Centre […]

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Esther Johnson’s ‘DUST & METAL’: Archive documentary call-out for audio and video footage of Motorbike culture across Vietnam

‘Dust & Metal’ (Bụi và Kim loại) is a feature-length film in production in Vietnam directed by Esther Johnson (Professor of Film and Media Arts at Sheffield Hallam University http://blanchepictures.com) and produced by Live Cinema UK, working with Hanoi-based Vietnam Film Institute and TPD: The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents. The project is funded by the British […]

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