John Akomfrah Events Programme

23 Oct 2019

An exciting programme of events and screenings celebrating the work of renowned artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah, organised in partnership with Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle.

Star and Shadow Film Screening: Handsworth Songs
Wed 23 Oct 19.30 £7/£5

Venue: Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne
Star and Shadow Cinema present a curated screening of John Akomfrah’s Handsworth Songs (1986).
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Day Seminar: Akomfrah & The Archive
Wed 23 Oct 13.00 FREE
Venue: Culture Lab, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle University's Film at Culture Lab will host the seminar Akomfrah & the Archive, in which participants will explore John Akomfrah’s distinctive and extensive use of archive material. The seminar proposes to use this framework as a provocation and inspiration for participants to think about the use of archive footage in their own practice.
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Tyneside Cinema Projections presents Alia Syed: Routes Through
Fri 25 Oct 20.30 £6/£4
Venue: Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne

Filmmaker Alia Syed presents a programme of her work at Tyneside Cinema. Routes Through is a collection of Syed’s moving image work, from the early Fatima’s Letter (1992), a formally beautiful, elliptical work on 16mm whose subtitles play with and tease its English-speaking audience; to On a Wing and a Prayer (2016), inspired by the story of Abdul Rahman Haroun, who walked through the Channel Tunnel on 17 August 2015 and was subsequently held on remand for five months at Elmley Prison. Syed will also preview an excerpt from her new film Snow.

Routes Through is presented in partnership between Tyneside Cinema and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Tickets on sale soon.