Experience a roving play, explore Italian horror cinema and enjoy free exhibitions and performances as part of Bournemouth University’s (BU’s) Festival of Learning.
The Festival runs from Saturday 16 – Wednesday 20 June with plays, exhibitions, film screenings and performances among over 90 free events and activities on offer.
At the Italian horror cinema event, running from 4.30pm on Saturday, people will have the chance to discuss and explore horror films of the 1970s and their political context – followed by a screening.
Sunday’s events include an interactive roving performance of play Feral at Upton Country Park, and a screening of the Plastic Oceans film alongside a talk about how sharks and whales play a key role in the fight against climate change.Feral is produced by Bournemouth-based production company Doppelganger Productions in partnership with open air theatre company SISTATA, and explores issues of conflict and community.
The performance will be accompanied by live music written and performed especially for the production by singer-songwriter Hui Hue, who will be accompanied by live harpist Caolan Walpot.
Director Charmaine K. Parkin said: “Alongside integrating the music, I cannot wait to develop the production to work both open-air and promenade as well as on stage; exploring the human connection with nature and exploring the gypsy culture and heritage.”
Other events taking place throughout the Festival include the opportunity to explore BU’s broadcasting archives, a session discussing what makes things funny, and a live music performance by migrants who have taken part in a BU research project.
To find out more about the events on offer, and book your free tickets, visit the Festival of Learning website