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Jan
5
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Jan
8
Sun
Art Taster Workshops for 11–15 year olds @ The Fruitmarket Gallery
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Art Taster Workshops for 11–15 year olds @ The Fruitmarket Gallery  | Scotland | United Kingdom
Second Sundays of the month, 4–6pm. Free. 12 places.

Designed for 11–15 year olds, you will explore the William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland exhibition in creative workshops using a variety of techniques including animation, drawing and film, led by members of our young people’s group, Fresh Fruit and artist Louise Fraser.

For the workshop on Sunday 11 December, Louise will lead a flipbook workshop enabling participants to explore the work of William Kentridge. Flipbooks are books made with a series of pictures that vary gradually from one page to the next, so that when the pages are turned rapidly, the pictures appear to animate by simulating motion. Each workshop is unique and includes an introduction to the exhibition.
Feb
2
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Feb
12
Sun
Art Taster Workshops for 11–15 year olds @ The Fruitmarket Gallery
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Art Taster Workshops for 11–15 year olds @ The Fruitmarket Gallery  | Scotland | United Kingdom
Second Sundays of the month, 4–6pm. Free. 12 places.

Designed for 11–15 year olds, you will explore the William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland exhibition in creative workshops using a variety of techniques including animation, drawing and film, led by members of our young people’s group, Fresh Fruit and artist Louise Fraser.

For the workshop on Sunday 11 December, Louise will lead a flipbook workshop enabling participants to explore the work of William Kentridge. Flipbooks are books made with a series of pictures that vary gradually from one page to the next, so that when the pages are turned rapidly, the pictures appear to animate by simulating motion. Each workshop is unique and includes an introduction to the exhibition.
Feb
15
Wed
Edinburgh Medical School: Let’s talk about health: Breast cancer; the advent of personalised medicine @ Queen's Medical Research Institute
Feb 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Edinburgh Medical School: Let’s talk about health: Breast cancer; the advent of personalised medicine @ Queen's Medical Research Institute | Scotland | United Kingdom

“Let’s Talk About Health” is all about advancing our knowledge of health and what goes wrong in disease. Join us to hear about new research in our University that is increasing our understanding of diseases and providing new advances in treatment. Guests will be able to talk to our young scientists about their research, and S4 and S5 pupils will have an opportunity to tour our labs before the talks. We look forward to seeing you there!

Professor Karen Chapman

University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science

Most people associate breast cancer with women. However, men can also be affected. Currently, 1 in 8 women in the UK will be affected by breast cancer during their lifetime. Huge steps have been made in understanding some of the complexities underpinning this disease and developing increasingly effective treatment strategies. This started here in Scotland, with Beatson’s discovery that in some women, removal of the ovaries can shrink tumours. Join us to hear about some of the key advances that have led to over 85% of women now living more than 5 years after diagnosis of breast cancer. We will explore exciting research aimed at developing new treatment strategies, that are personalised to the individual patient’s cancer, to maximise treatment effectiveness and limit unpleasant side-effects.

Speakers

Dr Helen Creedon, and Professor Val Brunton, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, The University of Edinburgh

Doors open 4.30pm with teas and coffees available.

Refreshments available after event.

Photography & filming

This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University or University approved third parties.

For any further information contact the organiser, Karen Chapman [email protected]

Feb
21
Tue
Words Unbound: music soundscapes @ George Washington Browne Room
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Words Unbound: music soundscapes @ George Washington Browne Room | Scotland | United Kingdom

Presented by Edinburgh Reads. Wild, Audacious and Inspiring Roots in dance and song Anita delivers reality poetry Anita is one of Britain’s leading teaching artists and performance poets. She is one of the driving forces behind Scotland’s flourishing spoken word scene, and has performed internationally, from New York to Glastonbury Festival.

Her practice has seen her deliver creativity workshops in education, restorative justice and prestigious science based institutions. Here she will play with performance poetry, musical soundscapes with a little audience participation to create an interplay between audience and performer.

Mar
2
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Mar
8
Wed
Political women in the early United States: International Women’s Day lecture @ National Library of Scotland
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm
Political women in the early United States: International Women's Day lecture @ National Library of Scotland | Scotland | United Kingdom

Could women be political before they got the vote? ‘Yes’, says Catherine Allgor, Director of Education at the Huntington Library and noted scholar of women and politics. In the new capital of the United States during the early republic, white ruling class women borrowed heavily from English court culture to further their families’ political aims. In doing so, they built the structure that would support the United States’ future as a democratic nation-state.

Wednesday 8 March
18.00
Free. Book ‘Political women’ on Eventbrite or phone 0131 623 3734.

Mar
9
Thu
Paradoxes of the Popular: Despair and Democracy in Bangladesh @ 6th Floor staff room, Chrystal Macmillan Building
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Paradoxes of the Popular: Despair and Democracy in Bangladesh @ 6th Floor staff room, Chrystal Macmillan Building | Scotland | United Kingdom

This essay is located in the aftermath of protests against the War Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh in 2013. Armed with the seemingly unstoppable energy of youth, the Shahbag Movement inaugurated a new culture of protest that eschewed violence, an otherwise regular feature of political performances in South Asia. Although its affective landscape has been commonly understood in terms of nationalist passion, I focus instead on what I call political despair. One major source of this despair has been the opposition between the atheist-blogger on the one side and the Islamist/extremist on the other.

The apprehension around the possible effects of this cleavage rested on the body, the first provocation of which comes from the death of a blogger. The dead-body politics that followed assumed and occasioned the atheist/religious divide and made way for more violence, including the murders of a number of religious activists and secular bloggers in the months and years to come. The other area where the body was a privileged site of politics was the presumed corporeal nature of non-secular politics. The physicality and irrationality of so-called religious affect became a marker of distinction between the protesters and their ideological opponents.  The particularities of this context allows me to argue that a sense of despair is not an anomalous but a constitutive element of modern mass democracies.

This essay is located in the aftermath of protests against the War Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh in 2013. Armed with the seemingly unstoppable energy of youth, the Shahbag Movement inaugurated a new culture of protest that eschewed violence, an otherwise regular feature of political performances in South Asia. Although its affective landscape has been commonly understood in terms of nationalist passion, I focus instead on what I call political despair. One major source of this despair has been the opposition between the atheist-blogger on the one side and the Islamist/extremist on the other.

The apprehension around the possible effects of this cleavage rested on the body, the first provocation of which comes from the death of a blogger. The dead-body politics that followed assumed and occasioned the atheist/religious divide and made way for more violence, including the murders of a number of religious activists and secular bloggers in the months and years to come. The other area where the body was a privileged site of politics was the presumed corporeal nature of non-secular politics. The physicality and irrationality of so-called religious affect became a marker of distinction between the protesters and their ideological opponents.  The particularities of this context allows me to argue that a sense of despair is not an anomalous but a constitutive element of modern mass democracies.

Apr
6
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

May
4
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Jun
1
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Jul
6
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Aug
3
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Sep
7
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Oct
5
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Nov
2
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Jun
28
Thu
Edinburgh Cancer Immunology Workshop @ Wellcome Auditorium,
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Cancer Immunology Workshop @ Wellcome Auditorium,

Edinburgh Cancer Immunology Workshop