Birkbeck is taking part in this year's Inside Out festival. Curated by LCACE (the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange) it will showcase the fascinating contribution of nine London universities to the capital's cultural life.
It is the UK's first-ever festival of higher education and will see a variety of cultural events for the general public take place all over the city both on university campuses and at leading venues such as Kings Place, Somerset House and the National Portrait Gallery. From film and music to theatre and visual art, from exhibitions and screenings to workshops and debates - for the first time the doors will be thrown open for all to explore the unexpected, enlightening and exciting things these universities have to offer.
Birkbeck is involved in the following events and staff can benefit from a special subscription offer from the Times Higher Education. Further details are given below.
Art. What's it good for?
Michael Portillo chairs a debate on the Arts featuring Professor A.C. Grayling
Monday 12 October, 7.30pm, Hall One, Kings Place, £9.50
Walls of Film: the memory of public spheres
Professor Avtar Brah discusses her project which helped Asian elders in Southall to direct a film based on their lives.
Wednesday 21 October, 1.00pm - 5.00pm, Birkbeck Cinema, Gordon Square, Free but booking required
Open Shutters Iraq
This film documents a remarkable photography project featuring a group of women from Iraq, who capture their lives through the lens. Director Maysoon Pachachi will be present for a Q&A following the screening.
Friday 23 October, 3.30pm - 5.30pm, Birkbeck Cinema, Free but booking required
sleep furiously screening and panel discussion
Professor Ian Christie chairs the panel discussion on this documentary from award-winning filmmaker and lecturer at Royal Holloway, Gideon Koppel.
Friday 23 October, 6:30pm, Birkbeck Cinema, £5 (Free to Birkbeck film society members)
Contemporary Attitudes to the Holocaust
Professor Orlando Figes conducts a debate on contemporary attitudes to the Holocaust.
Friday 23 October, 7.30pm, Somerset House, £5
Critiquing Kubrick: A Masterclass on Eyes Wide Shut
Held in Birkbeck's award-winning cinema, this day-long masterclass will examine Stanley Kubrick's controversial last film Eyes Wide Shut (1999).
Saturday 24 October, 10.00am - 4.00pm, Birkbeck Cinema, Free but booking required
Subscription Offer with Prize Draw
Times Higher Education (THE) is the media partner for Inside Out. THE is offering staff at LCACE partner universities two special subscription offers:
And to celebrate the Inside Out Festival, subscribers to THE will be entered into a prize draw to win two free tickets (worth £9.50 each) to the Art: What's it good for? debate at Kings Place chaired by Michael Portillo and featuring Prof A.C. Grayling.
The winner will be picked at random from amongst the subscribers to the subscription offer. Visit www.subscription.co.uk/the/fa10 to take advantage of this offer, or call 01858 438805 quoting FA10.