Archive for May 1st, 2012

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Death of a Theatre Critic. 1 May to 5 May at the Pleasance

Tuesday, 1 May, 2012

Joakim Groth’s 2009 play comes to England

Death of a Theatre Critic is a dark comedy about chance and destiny following the hardships of a theatre director. After having his latest production torn to pieces by the leading critic, he then encounters misfortune in his private life as well. Things are going down hill fast. Alone and unhappy he goes all-in on one card to put everything right again. A decision with unforeseen consequences…

Today, we find it hard to accept this absence of freedom, the predestination of people’s lives. We like to believe that we can choose our fate. Perhaps that is why we find it difficult to accept the inevitable condition of our lives; namely that can only be, precisely as in the ancient dramas, only one possible ending. There is only one ending.

www.pleasance.co.uk

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Bookings are now open for this year’s BBC TV Drama Writers’ Festival.

Tuesday, 1 May, 2012

Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th July 2012 at Leeds College of Music, Leeds

The TV Drama Writers’ Festival is a unique gathering for professional television writers. It provides a unique opportunity to mix with BBC drama commissioners and producers, and writers who are at the top of their field. The Festival includes a mix of masterclasses, conversation and debate – led by writers for writers. It is an opportunity to be inspired, challenged, and to debate. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Ambition’.

The 2012 festival will be chaired by Peter Bowker – with Stephen Butchard, Toby Whithouse, Emma Frost, Ashley Pharoah and Jack Thorne helping to put the sessions and masterclasses together.

Sessions include:-

Comedy Drama – What all the broadcasters want
Creating Contemporary Coppers
Transferrable Formats
Continuing Drama Series – The Slow Burn
The Script Editor/ Writer relationship

More at www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom

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Film+Video+Art. 1 May and 3 May

Tuesday, 1 May, 2012

Tuesday 1 May & Thursday 3 May (repeat screening) 7 pm
At Parasol unit

Current exhibition is Lines of Thought

In conjunction with the current exhibition Lines of Thought, Parasol unit presents moving image works exploring ‘line’ from the 1970’s to the present day.

Part one investigates geographical and political borders and boundaries, works include Francis Alÿs’ Painting/Retoque, 2008; Mona Hatoum’s Measures of Distance, 1988; On the stage, 2010 by Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt and John Smith’s Flag Mountain, 2010.

Continuing along this theme, Part two introduces works shot on 16mm where line is used to explore space, time and the materiality of film. Works include Mirza & Butler’s, The Space Between, 2005; Len Lye’s Free Radicals, 1979 and Margaret Tait’s Colour Poems, 1974, the latter two works employ the experimental technique of scratched celluloid to heighten the visibility of the medium.

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
14 Wharf Road
London
N1 7RW

More at: www.parasol-unit.org