What’s On at the VG&M May 2011

What’s On at the University of Liverpool VG&M this May, 2011

Frank Carlyle lecture
Liverpool’s Light Night – Friday, 13 May, 7pm – 9pm
BBC Broadcaster and local historian, Frank Carlyle, will give a fascinating talk about the history of the Victoria Building itself and the social and architectural history of its surroundings. Afterwards there will be a Q & A session, a chance to have a glass of wine and enjoy the splendid surroundings.
To book a ticket for Frank’s lecture click here
Light Night Liverpool is Liverpool’s one-night arts and culture festival with over 90 venues opening their doors late. To find out more about what’s going on visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk
Quay Brothers’ Film Screenings in the Leggate Theatre
Saturday, 7 May, Tuesday, 10 May and Thursday, 26 May, 1-2pm

To accompany the Dormitorium exhibition, a selection of four short films by the Quay Brothers will be screened together on the dates above.
1. The Unnameable Little Broom, 1985 (11 minutes)
2. Street of Crocodiles, 1986 (20 minutes)
3. Stille Nacht I – Dramolet 1988 (2 minutes)
4. In Absentia, 2000 (20 minutes)
There will be a special introduction by David Sorfa, lecturer in Film Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, on 7 & 10 May. All films rated Certificate 15, admission is free and no booking is required. 

Films which Influenced the Quay Brothers
Thursday, 12 May, Thursday, 19 May and Saturday, 28 May, 1-2pm

The Quay Brothers are heavily influenced by twentieth-century Eastern European films, including the films which are being shown below.
Jan Svankmajer (b. 1934)
The Coffin House/Punch and Judy, 1966 (10 minutes)
Jan Lenica (1928-2001)
Dom (with Borowczyk), 1958 (11 minutes)
Labirynt, 1963 (15 minutes)
Wladyslaw Starewicz (1882-1965)
The Cameraman’s Revenge, 1912 (12 minutes)
All films rated Certificate 15, admission is free and no booking is required.

Quay Brothers’ Film Screening at FACT Liverpool
The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes
Wednesday, 18 May 2011, 6.30-8pm
This live action feature film is a dark fairy-tale.  Set in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Europe, a piano tuner attempts to rescue an opera singer from the clutches of a mad doctor.
Matthew Clough and Dr Paul Watry will intoroduce the film.
Rated 12A. Admission prices apply.
For further information please visit the FACT website here.

The Virtual Museums of the Brothers Quay
Wednesday, 25 May 2011, 12.30-1.15pm
David Sorfa, senior lecturer in Film Studies at Liverpool John Moore’s University, will give a talk about the allusions and references within the Quay Brother’s films. The films are known to contain quotations from artists and novelists which would become forgotten if they were not recorded.
Admission is free and no booking is required.
For more information about the Quay Brothers exhibition please click here.