ICE Guest Lecture – Terence Davies

25th Feb 2016, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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In Conversation with Terence Davies

Liverpool born Terence Davies, lauded as ‘Britain’s greatest living film maker’, has made an outstanding contribution to British cinema and culture. As well as being a Fellow of the British Film Institute, Terence was made an Honorary Doctor of Literature at Edge Hill University in 2015.

Terence Davies will be in conversation with Professor Roger Shannon – Director of ICE, Edge Hill University – discussing his film making career, whilst focusing on his two most recent films, Sunset Song and A Quiet Passion, which represent long cherished passions.

His adaptation of Sunset Song, the classic Scottish novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, was released at the end of 2015 to great acclaim, whilst 2016 will welcome Terence Davies’s A Quiet Passion, the life of the renowned American poet, Emily Dickinson. Both films have been produced by Roy Boulter and Sol Papadopoulos of Liverpool’s Hurricane Films.

Terence’s most celebrated feature films, Distant Voices, Still Lives from 1988 and The Long Day Closes from 1992 are autobiographical films that draw on his family experiences of Liverpool in the 1940’s and 1950’s, which are rich evocations of working class culture in the post war decades.


  • 5.45pm – Registration and Refreshments
  • 6.30pm – Lecture
  • 7.30pm – Reception and Networking

Further information is available here

Presented by the Institute for Creative Enterprise


This event is part of a wider programme of events taking place at Edge Hill over the coming months as part of the Festival of Ideas 2016, a diverse range of events exploring culture, health and society. The main theme is Imagining Better – envisioning ways for communities, arts and healthcare to develop and flourish, even in times of austerity and inequality.

Details of all events can be found here