‘SHIPS in the SKY’ – Professor Esther Johnson’s arts project launches at Hull Central Library on Wednesday 27 February

Three Ships Mural (Hull) - Image for Esther Johnson's SHIPS in the SKY launch

A launch for Professor Esther Johnson’s arts project SHIPS in the SKY will take place on Wednesday 27 February at Hull Central Library. Led by artist and filmmaker Esther Johnson in partnership with Hull Libraries’ oral history project Untold Hull, SHIPS in the SKY is a film, oral history and exhibition project that will uncover peoples’ memories of a treasured Kingston-Upon-Hull […]

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Professor Virginia Heath’s ‘From Scotland With Love’ airing on the BBC to celebrate Burns Night – Friday 25 January 2019

Composite image of From Scotland With Love, directed by Professor Virginia Heath

From Scotland With Love, Professor Virginia Heath‘s acclaimed feature documentary film will be broadcast this Burns Night (Friday 25 January) on BBC4, the seventh BBC broadcast since its premiere in 2014. Information about the screening, airing at 00:30 on Friday, can be found here – the film will also be available on iPlayer shortly afterwards. Made entirely of Scottish film archive, From Scotland […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s artist film ‘Point and Shoot’ featuring in exhibition at ARGOS Centre for Art and Media in Brussels

Stills from Esther Johnson's 'Point and Shoot' with ARGOS Brussels logo

Professor Esther Johnson’s artist film Point and Shoot will feature in the exhibition Look at Me held at ARGOS Centre for Art and Media in Brussels, opening on Saturday 26 January and running until Sunday 28 April 2019. The relation between photographic and moving images is the central point in Look at Me an exhibition that is the second of a […]

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‘Film as Cultural Heritage’: Professor Virginia Heath’s ‘From Scotland With Love’ screening as part of British Council symposium in Vietnam

Promo image for British Council's Film as Cultural Heritage symposium feat. Virginia Heath's FSWL

Professor Virginia Heath’s feature documentary film From Scotland With Love will be screening in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday 16 January 2019 as part of the British Council’s Film As Cultural Heritage symposium. This is part of the wider British Council’s Heritage of Future Past – A Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth Project, a two-year pilot initiative exploring the use of cultural heritage for growth […]

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‘Walk Out’ – Exhibition of the Walking Arts Research Group opens in Sheffield with private view on Thursday 29 November

Walk Out exhibition banner

WALK OUT is an exhibition of the work made through engagement with the Walking Arts Research Group (WARG). Much of the work is a free-form response to the rural and urban environment. WARG at Sheffield Hallam University provides a collaborative space for the investigation of cross-practice creative production linked to a range of walking practices. It has become a forum […]

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Professor Virginia Heath’s short film ‘Lift Share’ screening at Underwire Festival – the UK’s largest film festival celebrating female filmmaking talent

Banner image for Virginia Heath's 'Lift Share' at UnderWire Festival

Professor Virginia Heath’s new film Lift Share will screen in Official Competition at the Underwire Festival on Saturday 24 November at the Barbican Cinema in London. Co-written by Berlinale award-winning, and BAFTA nominated, Director Virginia Heath, the film (22 minutes) is part of a diverse and challenging shorts programme called Family Matters. Family Matters promises to explore familiar relationships from many angles: “Extraordinary situations merge with the everyday to […]

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Professor Virginia Heath’s new film Lift Share screens at the Inverness Film Festival

Virginia Heath's 'Lift Share' at Inverness Film Festival

Lift Share is a short drama film directed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor of Film Virginia Heath which screened this month on Saturday 10 November at the Inverness Film Festival as part of their Short Cuts programme. Find out more details about the screening here. The film also had its premiere in summer at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Lift Share – Screening at the Inverness Film […]

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Wednesday 28 November 2018 – Lunchtime Seminar with Colm McAuliffe (Critical Theory and Popular Culture at Birkbeck)

Banner image for Colm McAuliffe's 'Radical Broadcasts' seminar and screening

Speakers: Colm McAuliffe, PhD in Critical Theory and Popular Culture at Birkbeck, University of London Title: RADICAL BROADCASTS – Theory On Television Hosted by: Professor Esther Johnson Imagine the following: radical psychiatrist R.D. Laing amiably explaining his theories on schizophrenia on a daytime television chat show in 1977; cultural theorist Stuart Hall discussing why Karl Marx mattered in 1983; David Lodge grappling with post-structuralist theory […]

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‘Influence of Mars’ – Susannah Gent’s short film selected for Kasseler Dokfest

Still from Susannah Gent's 'Influence of Mars' with Kasseler Dokfest logo

Susannah Gent’s short film Influence of Mars has been selected for the Kasseler Dokfest, a festival specialising in documentary and experimental work in Kassel, Germany and taking place this November. The film was selected from over 3,000 submissions. Influence of Mars was originally produced as part of the Solar: Walking at the Speed of Light app for the Catalyst Festival of Creativity […]

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‘From Scotland With Love’ – Screening with introduction by director Virginia Heath on 08 September at Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival

Composite image of From Scotland With Love, directed by Professor Virginia Heath featuring Outwith Festival logo

Professor Virginia Heath’s feature documentary film From Scotland With Love will be screened at the Dunfermline Filmhouse at Dunfermline Carnegie Libraries & Galleries this week as part of Outwith Festival. Virginia will introduce the multi-award winning film at a Saturday afternoon screening of the modern classic at the pop-up Dunfermline Filmhouse with an arthouse cinema vibe and four days of films and filmmakers. From Scotland […]

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