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Schubert, Singing and Sexuality

David and the masterclass students with Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside Music’s Dr David Bretherton was the mastermind behind last week’s Schubert concert and masterclass – participants heard fabulous music, explored issues around composers’ sexuality, and watched our students learn from international artists: During LGBT History Month 2019, the Department of Music and Turner Sims Concert Hall held two Schubert events connected to my Arts and Humanities Research... Continue reading →

The 2018-19 Italian Film season has now finished

Dear students and staff, We regret to inform you that due to heavy academic workload for our students for whom the films have been arranged, it has been decided to cancel the two last screenings of our Italy through its films. Therefore the screening of La Vita è bella on 11th March and Perfetti sconosciuti on 25th March will not go ahead. Students and staff will be able to borrow both DVDs from Avenue library and watch them in their own time if they wish to. Continue reading →

Italian film showing on Monday 25th February – A Special Day – Una Giornata Particolare

We are pleased to invite you to the next film of our Italy through its films series, featuring A Special day – Una Giornata Particolare (Ettore Scola, 1977). Join us on Monday 25th February in Lecture Theatre B at Avenue Campus at 6:15pm. “A Special Day” takes place on the day of Hitler’s 1938 state visit to Rome, where he was given a gigantic, hysterically enthusiastic reception by Mussolini, the King, the diplomatic corps. Continue reading →

Italian film showing this evening (Monday 11th February) – The Conformist – Il Conformista

We are pleased to invite you to the next film of our Italy through its films series, featuring The Conformist – Il Conformista (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970). Join us on Monday 11th February, in Lecture Theatre B at Avenue Campus at 6:15pm. Bernardo Bertolucci’s expressionist masterpiece is a movie that plugs post-war Italian cinema firmly and directly into the emerging 1970s renaissance in Hollywood film-making. Continue reading →

Italian film showing this evening – Monday 28th January – The Seduction of Mimì (Mimì metallurgico ferito nell’onore)

As semester 2 starts, we are resuming our Italy through its films screenings on Monday 28th January 2019 with The Seduction of Mimì (Mimì metallurgico ferito nell’onore) by Italian film director Lina Wertmüller, 1972. Join us on Monday 28th January, in Lecture Theatre B at Avenue Campus at 6:15pm. The film is a deliberately offensive one, with explicit sex scenes in it. Continue reading →

Italy through its films – launch event tonight!

You are cordially invited to the launch of Italy through its Films on Monday 8th October 2018, Avenue Campus, Lecture Theatre B, 6pm to 7pm for an overview of the screening programme and an introduction to how to understand film as art and as a creative glimpse into the society it comes from. All welcome, book your free ticket via Eventbrite! Please see below the list of films in our programme and also more details about each film. Continue reading →

Italian film showing today: Pazze di me / Women Drive Me Crazy (Fausto Brizzi, 2013)

The Italian film Una giornata particolare (Fausto Brizzi, 2013)(91 minutes, English subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6:30pm on Monday 30th April 2018. Review, introduction and discussion by Benedetta Brossa, Modern Languages Erasmus student from Turin, Italy (English & Arabic). All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. N.B. This is the last film of the season, so the discussion will take place over nibbles and drinks. Continue reading →