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This week: 05 - 11 November

5 November 2018 | Rosa Johnston-Flint

From an art exhibition exploring mental health to a celebration of ocean conservation – it’s time to get deep, with a round-up of the week ahead.

Jewish Film Festival, nationwide
The 22nd edition of the festival will run from 8th–22nd November at cinemas across London, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Brighton and Glasgow. Expect gala screenings, film premieres, special events and panel discussions with leading directors, producers, actors, journalists and academics.
 
A Philip Roth Retrospective will also feature in honour of the author, who died earlier this year.

Photo credit: UK Jewish Film Festival

For more information and to book, see here.
 

 
GUSH, Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne
GUSH is a new body of sound sculpture, film and wall-based works by British artist and Somerset House Studios resident, Hannah Perry. It offers a candid and personal exploration of mental and emotional health in our contemporary, hyper-networked society, and it’s Perry’s first major solo exhibition in the UK outside London.
 
The exhibition opens on Saturday 10th November with a special performance exploring the body’s endurance capabilities, struggles, rhythms and repetitions. It was devised and choreographed by Perry in collaboration with London Contemporary Orchestra and music producer Coby Sey.
 
Photo credit: Anne Tetzlaff

Free admission. For more information, visit the website.

 
 
‘Trial by Laughter’, UK tour
After the sell-out success of The Wipers comes a new play from Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, Trial by Laughter, based on their critically acclaimed original BBC Radio 4 drama.
 
In 1817, William Hone stood trial for parodying religion, the despotic government and the libidinous monarchy. Arguably, the only crime he had committed was to be funny. Trial by Laughter is a rediscovery of this forgotten hero of free speech and asks if our press has any greater freedom two hundred years later.
 
The show opens in Ipswich tonight, and UK tour has been extended to include Malvern, Greater Manchester, Chichester, Glasgow, Richmond, Milton Keynes and Eastbourne in early 2019.
 
Photo credit: Philip Tull

For full tour listings and tickets, see here.



Flux, Swansea & Oxford
Inspired by interviews with female scientists, Flux charts the story of Kate, a young physicist burning with potential. She struggles to be noticed until a male colleague uncovers her brilliance and pushes her forward. But, just as Kate begins to excel professionally, the balance between life and work suddenly flips.
 
Smoking Apples theatre company use a dynamic, tetris-like set to evoke Kate’s world, a blend of live action and shadow puppetry and a thumping 80s soundtrack by award-winning composer Jon Ouin, to explore the ever-resonant story of a woman fighting to be heard.
 
Photo credit: Smoking Apples

For more information see here.



Marine Conservation Society ‘Night Out at the Museum’, Cardiff
Tomorrow (Tuesday) the Marine Conservation Society holds their AGM at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, and they’re inviting you to join them for a night to remember!
 
2018 has been a landmark year for our oceans, with TV screens brimming with news and documentaries, from Blue Planet II to Sky Ocean Rescue. The MCS are celebrating with a dinner, sponsored by Glenmorangie whisky, with guests including naturalist and TV presenter Iolo Williams, TV presenter Lizzie Daly, and Paralympic Gold medallist Susannah Rodgers MBE.
 
Photo credit: BBC/Silverback Films via Marine Conservation Society on Twitter (@mcsuk)

For more information and to book tickets, see here.
 

Armistice Day 
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, which ended the First World War on 11th November 1918.
 
Events will be taking place across the country – for more information see here, and look out for our Armistice round-up on Wednesday.

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