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2014

Truant Company presents Still Ill by Billy Cowan

28/11/2014

Ulster 2008. Ten years after peace. When two old Smiths fans reunite a world of violence reopens in this tragic love story between 'the jumped up pantry boy' and 'the boy with the thorn in his side'. Written by Billy Cowan. Directed by Joyce Branagh.

Northern School of Contemporary Dance

29/11/2014

This short programme is performed by students in their final year of training at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. In preparation for their launch into the professional world, they have learnt excerpts from a range of recently made dance which stretches their versatility and performance craft.

Sunday Jazz - Zoe Gilby Quartet

30/11/2014

ZoŽ Gilby is a jazz vocalist and songwriter that has been making a real impression on the jazz scene today. A repertoire starting with her compelling original compositions written with double bassist husband Andy Champion and performed by her highly accomplished band, guitarist Mark Williams and drummer Richard Brown.

Screen Seven - The Railway Man

01/12/2014

A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.

Cafe Scientifique - Evolutionary Psychology - no better than religion?

02/12/2014

Biological explanations of the causes of human behaviour, whether from evolution or genetics, are very fashionable. Professor Canter of Huddersfield University will argue that many of these claims are little better than religious beliefs. Without denying the importance of biology, and from a strongly atheistic viewpoint, he claims that being a person is more than the sum of our organic components.

Threnody For The Sky Children by Jack Dean

03/12/2014

They say that an old man called Atlas holds up the sky, and the adamantine lumps in his spine are mountains, and the crystal blue pools of his eyes are oceans, through which he stares at the nursery ceiling of space, hoping eagles of solar fire will carry him home.

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