As a tribute to cultural theorist Stuart Hall, Edge Hill University will be screening ‘The Stuart Hall Project’ the recent, highly acclaimed documentary about his life and his cultural and political passions, in Creative Edge on April 1st.
‘A founding figure of contemporary cultural studies – and one of the most inspiring voices of the post-war Left – Stuart Hall’s resounding and ongoing influence on British intellectual life commenced soon after he emigrated from Jamaica in 1951. Combining extensive archival imagery – television excerpts, home movies, family photos – with specially filmed material and a personally mixed Miles Davis soundtrack, Akomfrah’s filmmaking approach matches the agility of Hall’s intellect, its intimate play with memory, identity and scholarly impulse traversing the changing historical landscape of the second half of the 20th century.’
Free. All welcome. No booking – just turn up. Light refreshments available from 17:30.
Further information is available here
Please note also ‘Beyond Benefits Street’ symposium taking place the following day