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The North of England meets Norway in Bliss! a bizarre tale in which a girl attempts to find her father. Out on VOD channels from 24 September.

Films to look forward to from Venice Film Festival!

Why not check out our summary of what films to (and what not to!) look forward to from the Venice Biennale? With many of the films soon to be streamed on Netflix, you’ll soon be able to get a taste of the world’s oldest film festival right from your sofa!

FILM REVIEW: Dusty and Me

Dusty & Me, the touching story of a boy and his greyhound, is Northern England’s answer to Ladybird, and will be released on VOD channels on 1 October!

“To torture yourself like this is a luxury.”

The latest play to grace the stage of the National’s Lyttelton Theatre is “Julie” starring Vanessa Kirby. But you don’t need to be in London to see this exploration of decadence and self-sabotage, it’s being screened around the UK on 6 September!

“On the threshold between life and death”

We chatted to Mark Espiner, a Director from collaborative theatre company Sound&Fury about their immersive sound installation Charlie Ward, which places audiences in the heart of a makeshift wartime hospital.

FILM REVIEW: Tracking Edith - A Spy with A Conscience

Mysterious, elusive, enigmatic: Edith Tudor-Hart was a woman who lived many different lives in her sixty-five years. In Tracking Edith director Peter Stephan Jungk attempts to expose the woman behind the rumours.

FILM REVIEW: Mad to Be Normal

Mad to Be Normal, the biopic focused on the radical and innovative psychiatric treatments conducted by Dr. Ronald David Laing, will be released on VOD channels on 13 August!

A Guide to Summer Films

As the heat wave ranges on, spend a bit of time indoors with these hot films!

French Independence Day: Top 5 French Films

For French Independence Day we've compiled a list of the Top 5 most innovative, influential, powerful and simply beautiful French films, spanning through the entire history of cinema!

A Sherlock Holmes Lover's Sight-Seeing Guide

Today is Sherlock Holmes Day, so grab your pipe and deer-stalker and check out these sites that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s celebrated novels!

FILM REVIEW: Annihilation

Our review of new Netflix addition and sci-fi star Annihilation!

A Film Lover's Guide to Podcasts

The best things to plug into and listen to if you're a fan of the silver screen!

A Guide to Outdoor Cinemas

The best outdoor spots to watch films, whether it's under the stars, lounging in the sun or floating in a pool...

Classic Films on Netflix Right Now

When you've had your fill of Breaking Bad and Stranger Things, kick back and relax with some classics from the silver screen.

Top 5 Independent Cinemas in the Midlands

Our round up of the best places in the Midlands to catch the newest blockbusters as well as the arthouse indies.

A Wes Anderson Retrospective

Ahead of the release of Isle of Dogs we look back at the previous films of auteur Wes Anderson

Top 5 Ways to Treat Your Mum This Mother's Day

The best ways to treat your hard working mum, on this day that's just for her!

A Guide to Valentine's Day in Manchester 2018

Our suggestions of how to spend the most romantic day of the year in one of our favourite cities.

Top Events to Mark 100 Years of Voting Rights for Women

Our selection of the best ways to celebrate the centenary of voting rights for women.

Bristol Begins its Venture as the Newest UNESCO City of Film

The future of film in Bristol continues to brighten as it becomes recognised by UNESCO as a city of film.

14-18 NOW Programme Announcement 2018

What to expect for 14-18 NOW’s final year of creative programming in response to the centenary of the First World War.

Awards Season Films to see in 2018

You get the drinks, we'll get the popcorn.

A Film Lover’s Guide to Liverpool

If you’re a movie buff or an avid film fan, there’s no better city to visit than Liverpool. Here we give you some top tips on where to go and what to see to satisfy your cinemania.

Bristol Film Festival: An Interview

From a screening of Jumanji in the Bristol Museum to The Descent in underground caves, the Bristol Film Festival offers a unique and immersive experience which Owen Franklin, the founder and Director, tells Culture Calling all about.

The Best Festive Events in Bath 2017

From Christmas markets and ice rinks to concerts and carols, there is something for the whole family to enjoy in the Georgian city this holiday season.

Discover the Best of Bristol’s Film Scene this Winter

The harbour city was recently named a UNESCO Creative City of Film.

An Interview with Filmmaker and Photographer Qiu Yang

Qiu Yang’s film A Gentle Night was awarded the Short Film Palme d’Or at Cannes this year. Culture Calling speak to him about his work and his inspiration.

The Best Festive Fun in Bristol this Winter

We've rounded up the best ways to celebrate the holiday season in the harbourside city.

The Best Winter Pop Up Film Screenings 2017

Is it really Christmas if you haven’t watch at least one festive film?

Coming to a Screen Near You: Top 5 Films to See

Grab your popcorn, we’ve selected the best new films worth getting out of bed for.

Relive the Magic: Top 5 Harry Potter Locations to Visit

Go behind the scenes and discover the slightly off-the-rader Potter locations across the country.

A Journey of Self-Discovery: An Interview with Arshad Khan

Culture Calling speaks with the filmmaker about his heartfelt and moving documentary ‘ABU’.


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