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Film Society Screening: And Then We Danced

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The Film Society and College Diversity Representatives invite you to a series of screenings in June to celebrate pride month at the college.



Wed, June 29: And then we danced

Levan Akin (2020)



Passionate about dance, young Merab has trained at the National Georgian Dance Ensemble since childhood. When a talented male dancer, Irakli, joins his group, Merab fears the newcomer will stand between him and his dreams. As they compete, Irakli becomes both Merab's fiercest rival and strongest desire, a desire that, in conservative Georgian society, threatens to throw his life into turmoil.
 

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Film Society Screening: The Heiresses

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The Film Society and College Diversity Representatives invite you to a series of screenings in June to celebrate pride month at the college.



Wed, June 15: The Heiresses

Marcelo Martinessi (2019)



Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families, have been together for over 30 years. But recently, their financial situation has worsened, and they begin to sell off their inherited possessions. When their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela begins to provide a local taxi service to a group of elderly wealthy ladies, and is forced to face a new reality.

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Wolfson College Choir Concert

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Wolfson College Choir is pleased to present their concert Eric Whitacre's The Sacred Veil.



The Sacred Veil is a 12-movement work and the most recent collaboration between Eric Whitacre and poet/lyricist Charles Anthony Silvestri telling a story of life, love and loss. Silvestri’s wife, Julie, died of ovarian cancer at age 36 in 2005, leaving two young children. Including texts from Silvestri, Whitacre and Julie herself, the intimate, compelling score tells a story of courtship, love, loss and the search for solace. Although inspired by this extraordinary and moving friendship, the piece does not mention Julie by name and shares a very human journey –one that so many of us can relate to.



WCC will be presenting this work in collaboration with cellist and musicologist fellow at the Oxford Centre for Life Writing, Dr. Kate Allum-Kennedy.



Please note the music in this concert includes material that may be unsuitable for some audiences, including descriptions of medical diagnoses, cancer symptoms, and death of a spouse."

Wolfson College Choir is pleased to present their concert Eric Whitacre's The Sacred Veil.
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Film Society Screening: Moonlight

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The Film Society and College Diversity Representatives invite you to a series of screenings in June to celebrate pride month at the college. On June 22, we will show Moonlight. Winner of 2017 Oscar's for best picture, it tells the story of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami who grapples with his identity and sexuality.
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Film Society Screening: The Vertical Border

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The Film Society cordially invites you to a special screening of The Vertical Boarder, a 2022 documentary written and directed by Sonja Wolf.



Synopsis: Millions of people worldwide are being uprooted from their homes and communities. Central Americans are fleeing from economic precarity, climate disaster as well as state and criminal violence. Most head towards Mexico and the United States in search of a livable life. The Vertical Border looks at what happens when forced migrants demand dignity and rights. How does the United States externalize its borders in an attempt to stop desperate migrants from reaching its territory? How does Mexico cope with the pressures of being a buffer state where displaced populations are trapped in inhospitable limbo?



Sonja Wolf will join us on Thursday and Diana Volpe, a student at Wolfson and member of Divest Borders, will lead a discussion after the screening.

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Film Society Screening: The Battle of Algiers

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We conclude our Trinity series on war and cinema with Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 classic, The Battle of Algiers. One of the most haunting political films in history, it documents Algeria’s brutal struggle for independence from the French in the 1950s.
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WORK IN PROGRESS: 12 years of The Wardrobe Ensemble

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Tom Brennan
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Free
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Over the last decade, multi-award winning theatre company The Wardrobe Ensemble have been devising new theatre shows for audiences across the UK. Consisting of nine core members, one producer and a constantly growing community of associate artists, The Wardrobe Ensemble are an associate company of Complicite, Bristol Old Vic and Shoreditch Town Hall. Together they have made 20 shows alongside a number of other artistic projects of varying scales.



Their work includes The Last of The Pelican Daughters, Education Eduction Education and 1972: The Future of Sex, all of which are published by Nick Hern.





Co-founder Tom Brennan (Wolfson College’s Geoffrey Garton Creative Arts Fellow) will give an introduction to the company, their practice, and the nature of their collaboration. This will be insightful to those with an interest in theatre and theatre-making in the 21st century and anyone interested in the challenges of collaboration.







What is the Wardrobe Ensemble’s process from idea to performance? How do 10 artists continue to work together? What are the systems that enable the company to work together? How has the company changed? What does the future hold?







This event will be a 45 minute talk with time for questions







Thursday 16th June



6pm to 7pm



Free and open to all.







Doors open at 5.45pm.

This is not a ticketed event.



Leonard Wolfson Auditorium,



Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD
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The Free Island - Play Reading

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Tom Brennan
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Free
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A co-production between Atticist and Ellie Keel Productions

A rehearsed play reading by Tom Brennan, The Geoffrey Garton Creative Arts Fellow at Wolfson College





On the 31st of January 2020, as the UK leaves the EU,

a Kent fisherman makes an amazing discovery in the English Channel.

A small island.

Lying in the mist.

Waiting.



A docu-drama about language, identity and independence.



By Tom Brennan

Directed by Jessica Lazar



Tom Brennan is a director, playwright, filmmaker and actor. His multi-award winning theatre company, The Wardrobe Ensemble is an associate company of Complicite, Bristol Old Vic and Shoreditch Town Hall. His work with the company has been performed at The National Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Trafalgar Studios and Soho Theatre among many other venues across The UK and USA. He is a Creative Associate of The North Wall Arts Centre and The Geoffrey Garton Creative Arts Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford.







Jessica Lazar was an EVOLVE Artist in Residence at Oxford Playhouse in 2019/20 and, since March 2021, has been a beneficiary of Mercury Creatives, a professional development programme for the cultural sector funded by the European Regional Development Fund at Mercury Theatre, Colchester. In 2016, she completed a doctorate supervised by Oxford Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama Tiffany Stern. Since then her productions have won the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the inaugural SIT-Up Award for ‘social impact theatre’, and been nominated for ten Off West End Awards including Best Director, Best Ensemble, and Best Production, as well as the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.
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What's it all about? The 2000watt society

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Add to Calendar What's it all about? The 2000watt societyThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
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In 1998 the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) proposed a provocative and challenging idea: the primary energy consumption of everyone in Switzerland could be reduced to 2000 watts per person per hour without negatively impacting their quality of life. In a referendum in 2008, 76% voted to make Zürich a 2000watt society by 2050, which would mean reducing the primary energy consumption by two-thirds. Is this remotely possible given that historically GDP and energy consumption scale linearly? And how does one go about this?

The event will be held in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium.

About the speaker: Professor Kevan Martin is Emeritus Professor of the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, and CEO of the Nature Recovery Network in the UK. He has been interested and active in environmental issues for many years.

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Cleopatra: the Myth and the Reality

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Duane Roller
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Prof Duane Roller explores the "real" Cleopatra, delving beneath the myths and legends around one of the ancient world's most famous figures.