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The Jungle Book adaptation at Derby Theatre

Friday 5 April 2019 - Saturday 20 April 2019
Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St. Peter's Quarter
Derby, DE1 2NF United Kingdom
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The Jungle Book

Neil Duffield's adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book will be performed at the Derby Theatre in April 2019. In this theatrical version of the much-loved tale, we follow Mowgli, the boy-cub, as he meets Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther and fights the terrifying tiger Shere Khan. After life in the jungle, can […]

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We’ll be at the Richmond May Fair

Saturday 11 May 2019 - Sunday 12 May 2019
The Green, Richmond, The Green
Richmond, TW9 1QD United Kingdom
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Now in its 50th consecutive year, this fantastic community event has something for everyone! Aurora Metro will be there over the weekend with information on our books and projects particularly our recent publication Virginia Woolf in Richmond which is linked to our campaign to raise the funds of a full size statue of Virginia Woolf […]

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Not So Silent Women: Women Behind the Camera in Early Film

Friday 12 October 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Street Loft Art Centre, 20-22 West Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5WG United Kingdom
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Silent Women

During the first 30 years of filmmaking there were more women working behind the camera as directors, screenwriters, editors, camera operators and film critics than there are now. In this illustrated talk, Ellen Cheshire will discuss the role women had in shaping early filmmaking. She will show how many remarkable women were not included in […]

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Revolutionary Director: Lois Weber

Monday 5 November 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapel Arts Centre, Bath, St James's Memorial Hall
Bath, BA1 1QR United Kingdom
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£7 – £9

At one time the highest paid director in Hollywood, Lois Weber (1879–1939) made over 40 features and 100 short films. FilmBath and South West Silents are proud to present this evening celebrating her work, with a screening of two Weber classics: her one-reel short Suspense (1913) and feature film The Blot (1921). Both will be […]

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Author Talk: Virginia Woolf in Richmond, Victoria Library

Wednesday 7 November 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Victoria Library, 160 Buckingham Palace Road
London, SW1W 9UD United Kingdom
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Virginia Woolf in Richmond 4500

Come and meet the Author of this new title about Virginia Woolf and her time spent in Richmond. In this talk Peter Fullagar will provide insights into Virginia Woolf’s life in the town and explores her feelings connected to it, as well as the work she was doing during that period, 1914 – 1924. Many […]

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Author Talk: Virginia Woolf in Richmond, Marylebone Library

Monday 12 November 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Marylebone Library, 9-11 New Cavendish Street
London, W1G 9UQ
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Come and meet the Author of this new title about Virginia Woolf and her time spent in Richmond. In this talk Peter Fullagar will provide insights into Virginia Woolf’s life in the town and explores her feelings connected to it, as well as the work she was doing during that period, 1914 – 1924. Many […]

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Keith? Or Moliere Rewired at The Arcola Theatre

Wednesday 13 February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - Saturday 9 March 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street
London, E8 3DL United Kingdom
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Our new playtext, Patrick Marmion's play Keith? or Moliere Rewired, opens at the Arcola Theatre on 13th February 2019. Order the playtext from us here. Don't forget to check out Patrick's other play publication with us, The Divided Laing. … A South African gunrunner turned Buddhist monk. … A gullible startup millionaire. … His radical […]

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‘Let us look at the writer’: a talk on Literary Bio-Pics by Ellen Cheshire

Wednesday 1 May 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boxgrove Village Hall, The Street
Boxgrove, Chichester PO18 OEE United Kingdom
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‘Let us look at the writer. What do you see – only a person who sits with a pen in his hand in front of piece of paper? That tells us little or nothing?’ Virginia Woolf, The Leaning Tower (1940) There is nothing more dull than filming someone writing. Yet, there have been some great […]

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First Date: Showcase of Indonesian Plays

Tuesday 7 May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday 9 May 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Ovalhouse Theatre, 52-54 Kennington SE11 5SW United Kingdom + Google Map

Indonesia Dramatic Reading Festival in London is the first chance to see a playreading of Classic and Contemporary Indonesian plays in London. There will be six plays performed, each will present unique world of imagination. From the world of fairytale, and archives of Indonesian history, to the different side of Bali culture, from Chinese-Indonesia culture […]

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Richer Mix Aurora: New plays and writers

Friday 10 May 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ovalhouse Theatre, 52-54 Kennington SE11 5SW United Kingdom + Google Map
£7.50 – £10

A showcase of new plays and a discussion with writers from Aurora Metro. Sample the highlights of Aurora Metro’s program of new plays for Spring. Enjoy an array of playreadings and a panel discussion with leading playwrights - an evening of drama, diversity and fun. Playreadings from: Keith? Or Moliere Rewired by Patrick Marmion - […]

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An Evening with Tom McNab

Wednesday 22 May 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road)
London, SE11 4TH United Kingdom
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Tom McNab is a leading figure in the sporting world, having coached Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford, Chelsea FC to the 1970 FA Cup, and the English rugby team to World Cup silver in 1991. He was Technical Director of the Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire (1981), and has written several novels including the best-seller […]

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Three Mothers by Matilda Velevitch

Tuesday 4 June 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Thursday 20 June 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Three women, two children, one story. Set in present day Senegal, Bavaria and post WW2 Sudentenland, Three Mothers is an award-winning play by Matilda Velevitch that immerses the audience in the personal lives and the dilemmas facing its three heroes.   Buy the playtext. When KHADY’s husband dies, she is forced to sell his goats. Sending […]

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joey by sean burn

Thursday 6 June 2019 @ 7:30 pm - Saturday 15 June 2019 @ 9:30 pm

  joey is a new play by sean burn touring in June 2019 (see dates and venues below), and we have published the accompanying playtext. ​ A true story about growing up in 80s Britain. A story about playgrounds and care-homes, DMs and red laces, punk and cassette tapes, about smashed up tellies and running […]

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Blu-ray Launch: Early Women Filmmakers Collection

Tuesday 11 June 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XT United Kingdom
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£10.20 – £13.75

Ellen Cheshire contributing author to our book Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema and the accompanying booklet in this new BFI Blu-ray boxset on Early Women Filmmakers and Bryony Dixon, Head of Silent Film at the BFI who wrote the foreword for our book celebrating early women filmmakers, are speakings at this launch, alongside writer and […]

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Reoca Light by Ashwin Singh

Friday 2 August 2019 @ 7:30 pm - Wednesday 7 August 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Tara Arts Theatre, 356 GARRATT LANE
London, SW18 4ES United Kingdom
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From award-winning South African theatre-makers Ashwin Singh, Ralph Lawson and Rory Booth, this unique one-man play combines drama, comedy and physical theatre to examine the idiosyncrasies of an Indian South African family on their evocative Durban odyssey. Exploring many significant periods in the country’s history, the play’s universal themes include racial and ethnic discrimination, intergenerational […]

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HUMANE – Book Launch and Panel Discussion

19 January @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A celebration of the play publication and an opportunity to explore the themes of environmentalism and diversity within activism. Book tickets on eventbrite About this Event The evening includes a filmed excerpt from the play, followed by a panel discussion, focusing on issues of diversity within activism, environmentalism and the real animal rights protests at […]

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Book Launch, Author Talk and panel discussion about THE MARVELLOUS ADVENTURES OF MARY SEACOLE

12 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A talk by author, actor and blues singer Cleo Sylvestre about the writing and performance of her one-woman play The Marvellous Adventures of Mary Seacole. Cleo was also involved in the long campaign to erect a statue of Mary Seacole outside St Thomas' hospital. Mary Seacole was voted the Greatest Black Briton but her achievements were […]

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Book Launch and Live Music for On the Trail of Americana Music

14 September @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Greennote Club 106 Parkway, Camden
London, NW1 7AN United Kingdom
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Author Ralph Brookfield invites you to join a special launch party for his new book On the Trail of Americana Music. The evening will feature live music from the Dustbowl Sinners and Mandolin Jack, two upcoming UK Americana acts, with a short talk by Ralph in the interval. Based on over two hundred interviews with leading musicians and music industry […]

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Hairvolution Book launch and panel discussion

15 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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To celebrate World Afro Day we are launching the inspiring new book Hairvolution by two up-and-coming Black authors, Saskia Calliste and Zainab Raghdo. Panel discussion includes: Writer and activist Stella Dadzie Natural hair pioneer Anastasia Chikezie and others tbc About the book: Do you love your natural hair? In this new book some of the […]

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23 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street
London, NW8 8EH United Kingdom
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PENETRATION by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies A socially provocative piece of theatre, of particular significance in the light of recent shocking reports about the low incidence of rape convictions. Based on true events, the play follows the stories of Anna, a rape complainant, and Sean, the defendant, with insight and sensitivity. Anna’s manipulative and coercive boyfriend James, […]

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Live discussion and Booklaunch 50 WOMEN IN THEATRE

3 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk
London, London SE19DT United Kingdom
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50 Women In Theatre is a new book which celebrates early female pioneers and legends through to the rule breakers and women in theatre today. This exclusive launch event features five of the book’s contributors in a lively discussion on how to rebuild a new kind of theatre with cultural equity, diversity, and a level playing […]

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7:00 pm

Hairvolution: Her Hair, Her Story, Our History

19 October @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tate Streatham Library, 63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PN, Streatham SW16 1PN United Kingdom
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Join Saskia Calliste and Zainab Raghdo, authors of Hairvolution, to discuss all things Hair! About this event Do you love your natural hair? Some of the world's most inspiring black women tell us about their attitudes to, and struggles with, their crowning glory. Kinky, wavy, straight or curly, this book will help you celebrate your […]

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7:30 pm

Wollstonecraft Live! and the story of the statue

10 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wollstonecraft statue

 A discussion and book launch on the anniversary of the unveiling of the sculpture in honour of Mary Wollstonecraft by Maggi Hambling which caused controversy with some viewers attempting to cover it up and others praising the originality of the artwork. In this new book, Anna Birch has written a comprehensive account of the 10-year […]

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6:00 pm

Unravelling Women’s Art Talk – Fashion and Textile Museum

25 November @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fashion and Textile Museum 83 Bermondsey St
London, London SE1 3XF United Kingdom
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Join author PL Henderson and a collection of artists for an insightful discussion into what links female textile artists and the arts they produce, revealing a global and historic patchwork of assorted roles, identities and representations. Henderson’s new book, Unravelling Women’s Art: Creators, Rebels, & Innovators in Textile Arts (Aurora Metro Books) offers a unique overview of […]

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