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Sweet Tooth

Christer Petley has recently collaborated with a renowned vocal artist, Elaine Mitchener, who has created a disturbingly powerful piece of performance art, Sweet Tooth, about British-Caribbean slavery and its legacies. The project has reworked archival text, drawn from Christer’s research, in performances with the acclaimed jazz saxophonist Jason Yarde, percussionist Mark Sanders, multi-instrumentalist Sylvia Hallett and choreographer Dam Van Huynh. Continue reading →

Great War: Unknown War Silent Film Fortnight

Next month the Film Department in conjunction with the Turner Sims presents a series of screenings of silent films focusing on the film heritage of the First World War. Highlights include Neil Brand (from BBC4’s 'Sound of Cinema' and 'Sound of Song') sharing his unique vision of the century-old war, Stephen Horne accompanying 'The Guns of Loos', and a free screening of controversial Edith Cavell biopic 'Dawn' accompanied by the university's own Andrew Fisher. Continue reading →