6 – 20 August 2011 at Metal at Edge Hill Station. ‘Your Station’ – The Future Station Festival returns for a second year.
Following a successful and inspirational two weeks during last year’s Liverpool Biennial, Metal’s Future Station group will once again take over the spaces at Edge Hill Station for a creative festival that showcases the group’s own talent, interests and ideas.
Kicking off on the same weekend as Liverpool’s Pride Festival, the two week Future Station Festival will explore the theme of Equality under the title of YOUR STATION.
Is everybody born equal? Do we have equality? Is full equality possible? Is it desired? How equal are we? What about difference?
Through visual art, poetry, performance, writing and film the festival offers a broad range of responses to this universal theme.
Highlights include; a performance and workshop with one of India’s leading alternative theatre directors Parnab Mukherjee, the North West premier of ‘Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys!’ a documentary following a number of Irish males who migrated to Britain during the building boom of the 50s and 60s, and a series of evening discussion events with Philosophy in Pubs.
There will also be an exhibition throughout the festival featuring work made by members of the group and an open studio showing the final stage of Adrian Jeans’ ‘Craft of Art’ project (www.thecraftofart.co.uk), a process which began during last year’s festival.
The Future Station group is an open network of volunteers, artists and local residents involved in Metal at Edge Hill Station. The group meet once a month at the station to discuss ideas, and to enjoy some food. The group are fundamental to the work Metal develops from Edge Hill and were an instrumental part of the renovation of the station, the World’s oldest passenger station in the world.
Image (above) : Tony Garner
|Fri 5 Aug||6.30pm||Film Station film screening ‘Victim‘ (1961)|
|Sat 6 Aug||12pm||Liverpool Pride March|
|Mon 8 Aug||6-8.30pm||Philosophy in Pubs discussion part 1|
|Tues 9 Aug||12-4pm||Workshop with Parnab Mukherjee|
|Wed 10 Aug||2-6pm||Exhibition open|
|7pm||Parnab Mukherjee, Ruth Dillon, Jonathan Tooze ‘This Room Is Not my Room’ Multimedia performance|
|Thu 11 Aug||2-6pm||Exhibition open|
|Fri 12 Aug||2-6pm||Exhibition open|
|6pm||‘Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys!’ screening|
|Sat 13 Aug||12-4pm||Exhibition open|
|11am||Walking tour to local churches of diverse faiths|
|Mon 15 Aug||6-8.30pm||Philosophy in Pubs discussion part 2|
|Tues 16 Aug||2-6pm||Exhibition open|
|Wed 17 Aug||2-6pm||Exhibition open|
|6-9pm||Suitcase Ensemble Workshop (for 14-25 year olds)|
|Thu 18 Aug||11-4pm||Edge Hill Archive open day|
|Fri 19 Aug||2-6pm||Exhibition open|
|6.30pm||Film Station ‘Animal Farm’ (1954)|
|Sat 20 Aug||12-4pm||Exhibition open|
All events are free. For film screenings, discussions or workshops there are limited spaces so participants must book by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on  7072277.
Please check the website http://www.metalculture.com for up to date details.