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A day of debates, talks and discussions about the future of Europeans and the impact of Brexit might have on us all.
Because of all the noise created by the media and politicians, it can be difficult to ascertain what is likely to happen to Europeans, to the economy, to business and to trading with the European Union. This has become a vicious circle leading to even more uncertainty and confusion. This event has been designed to filter out the noise and help you understand the real underlying position.
Choreographer Alexander Whitley joins forces with scientists from STFC RAL Space to create a unique performance that takes inspiration from solar science research and its stunning imagery.
Dance, film and music take us on a journey through the universe, revealing the drama of the burning ball of plasma that illuminates our planet and exploring the numerous ways in which we relate to our home star. With an installation of high-definition imagery from visual artist Tal Rosner and a specially created score by the electroacoustic music innovator Daniel Wohl, 8 Minutes captures our curiosity and wonder for this unimaginably vast subject.
Watch Liu Jian's fever dream of an animation Have a Nice Day, plus an exclusive performance from Brooklyn based electronic duo and soundtrack artists The Shanghai Restoration Project.
A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. In a desperate attempt to find money to save his fiancée’s failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang steals a bag containing 1 million yuan from his boss. News of the robbery spreads fast within the town and, over the course of one night, everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang and his money...
Liu Jian delivers a whirlwind neo-noir, cementing his place as a pioneering force in independent Chinese animation.
Join the very last Late of VAULT Festival as they celebrate St Patrick with a wild subterranean shindig and raucous gangster knees-up.
Here’s the deal: it’s 1918, and the head of the Irish Mob in London has passed. I know what you’re thinking, that’s a bit of downer right? Bit of a buzzkill. Way to piss in me chips, pal. Well let me tell you, you could not be more wrong. ‘Cos the Irish know one thing for certain – there’s nothing like a wake to remind you to live your life like every day’s your last.
Come on down for a song, a dance and enough whiskey to raise the dead and to everyone’s hands-down-favourite saint. Expect live music, a merry jig. Expect gangsters, but don’t trust them. Expect dancing on tables.
Sh!t Theatre's tribute to country legend Dolly Parton, cloning, branding, immortality and death.
Running from: Mon 18 Mar - Sat 14 Apr.
"Oh look, 2016 Fringe First winners Sh!t Theatre again. What is it this time? Oh, is it unemployment? Is there a crisis? Did the government do something wrong again?
No, it’s a show about Dolly Parton. We fucking love her."
Following the award-winning sell-out Letters to Windsor House – which was named one of Time Out’s top ten theatre shows of the year – Sh!t Theatre return with their bold new show. DollyWould enjoyed a 100% sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Jonathan Demme's iconic 80s movie capturing the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads.
Director Jonathan Demme takes us on a musical journey documenting the atypical and energetic performance of band Talking Heads at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983.
An instant success when first released, Stop Making Sense was labelled “one of the greatest rock movies of all times” and “brilliantly conceived, shot, edited and performed.”
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer - Stop Making Sense - YouTube
Elisabeth Moss, Claes Bang, Terry Notary and Dominic West star in this sharp satire on art, culture and communication in the digital age.
Running from: Fri 16 - Fri 30 Mar.
Winner of the Palme d’Or, The Square is a satirical drama written and directed by Ruben Östlund. Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is The Square, an installation which invites passersby to altruism. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to one’s own ideals.