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Art Events at Fabrica ** Aug 2015 ** Fabrica, Brighton

Events and Talks

  • Drawing to Film presents ‘Spark of Being’ by Bill Morrison, Film Archaeologist

    Monday 10 August, 1-4pm

    Entry £3 plus booking fee.

    Jane Fordham’s special event encourages a way of looking at film that falls between acute observation and appreciation of a director’s visual language, and something akin to scavenging. Sitting in the dark watching and drawing can produce unexpected realisations about the film as well as bringing ones own aesthetic preoccupations to the surface.

    In response to the eerie beauty of the work Fragility by Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, artist Jane Fordham will be projecting archival films on to the lace-like veils for a draw-to-film session. It will be a gentle and relaxing drawing session, wandering through the work sitting, watching, drawing then moving on for a wander.

    Refreshments will be provided free as well as basic drawing materials, but all donations towards keeping events like this at a low cost would be appreciated.

    You can book tickets for this event via Eventbrite  

    You may also buy tickets in person from the Fabrica office, which do not incur a booking fee cost. Cash only. 40 Duke St, Brighton, BN1 1AG / 01273 778646

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  • Going Gracefully

    Tuesday 11 August, 6pm

    Fabrica, £4/£2 for 60+, students, unemployed

    A practical, no-nonsense workshop looking at what decisions we can make in advance of our death to ensure that our wishes are known and we are able to go gracefully. The workshop will cover: planning Lasting Power of Attorney; advance decisions to refuse treatment; organ, body and tissue donation. Led by Hermione Elliott with End of life Doulas, trained by Living Well Dying Well. Hermione has worked in a health and therapeutic context for more than 40 years. She is passionate about supporting people practically, emotionally and spiritually at the end of life and has specialised in palliative care, working with terminally ill people at home and in the hospice environment. She is the founder of Living Well Dying Well a not-for-profit that aims to empower people of all ages to live life fully, as well as shed light on how to accept, plan and prepare for the end

    Refreshments included.

    You can book tickets for this event via Eventbrite or by calling 01273 778646

  • Going to See Culture Together: August @ Brighton Museum & Gallery

    Friday 14 August, 1.30-4pm

    Free but advance booking essential

    Going to See Culture Together is a monthly social outing to a cultural venue in Brighton & Hove (and sometimes beyond).

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
    For August Going to See Culture Together will ‘discover awe-inspiring images capturing fascinating animal behaviour and breath-taking wild landscapes in this world-renowned exhibition‘, currently on loan from London’s Natural History Museum.

    This event is free, donations are welcome on the day. Let us know if you need helping with transport to/from the venue.
    Refreshments provided.

    You can book tickets for this event via Eventbrite, or call 01273 778646 for more assistance.

  • Christianity and the Corporeal: Elpida Hadzi Vasileva in conversation with Ben Quash

    Sunday 16 August, 1pm

    Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton.

    Tickets £4/£2 for 60+, students, unemployed

    Beginning with an historical overview on how Christian art has represented dying, death and deadness, Ben Quash and Elpida Hadzi Vasileva discuss the artist’s two most recent works: Fragility, and Haruspex, her new work for In the Beginning the Word became flesh… the Vatican’s exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale.

    Ben Quash is Professor of Christianity and the Arts and Director of the Centre for Arts and the Sacred King’s College London.

    Here is a link to Radio Three programme, Contemporary Art & the Church. Fiona Shaw questions the contradiction that exists between contemporary art and the church at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Including Ben Quash.

    You can book tickets for this event via Eventbrite or by calling 10273 778646

  • Film Monthly – Viewer’s Choice: The Turin Horse (2011, 146mins, Subtitled, Rated 15)

    Wednesday 19 August, 6-9pm

    Entry £3 plus booking fee (60+ / unemployed / students: free entry – please be prepared to show proof of age/status on entry)

    You may also buy tickets with cash from the Fabrica office, which do not incur a booking fee cost.

    With over 70% of audience votes, The Turin Horse is our winner for the next Viewer’s Choice screening!

    A beautiful Hungarian philosophical drama from 2011, this evocative film records the days of a horse, it’s driver and his daughter. Seeking to reveal the ‘heaviness of human existence’ it is an uncompromisingly bleak and haunting film.

    Béla Tarr’s bleak and bitter film is a glacially paced nightmare in which the scare factor has been replaced with desperate melancholy; it is composed with his characteristic long takes, anvil silences and fiercely unsmiling faces, shot in undersea monochrome, and prefaced with Tarr’s habitual austere titles in Times Roman. The movie is about the end of time and the end of days. – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

    After the screening the bar will re-open and attendees are welcome to stay for informal chat about the films.
    Free popcorn, a low-cost bar, blankets and beanbags make this a warm and welcoming event for all.

    You can buy tickets for this event via Eventbrite or you can call 01273 778646

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