• Birkbeck Cinema (map)
  • 43 Gordon Square
  • London, England, WC1H 0PD
  • United Kingdom

Join us at Birkbeck University's cinema for an exploration of Ireland and the UK's relationship through the 1980s, as seen through the eyes of film makers. With screenings, director's Q&As and discussion. 

This day-long film event is part of the Irish Film London 1916 Commemorations Film Series, a cinematic journey charting the UK and Ireland’s relationship over the last century, through the eyes of filmmakers. For more info on the full series, click here

Professor Lance Pettitt, associate tutor at Birkbeck University and co-curator of the wider series will be the day’s convenor. The day's schedule will be as follows:

10-10.30 Coffee/Registration
10.45 Introductory Remarks
11.00 Screening of 'Maeve' (UK, 1981, Pat Murphy 90mins) Plus Q&A with the film's director Pat Murphy
1-2 Lunch
2-3.15 Screening of selected Vivienne Dick works. 'London Suite' & 'Images Ireland'.
3.15-3.30 - Coffee
3.30-4.30 Screening of 'Daisy Chain' (UK, 1990 Polly Devlin, 60mins)
4.30 – 5.30 'Over Here: Irish Dance and Music in England' (Ireland, 1981, Carlo Gebler, 52mins)
5.30-6.00 Reflections
6.00 - Post event gathering at the Lord John Russell, Marchmount St, WC1N

Please note details and times are subject to change. 

Tickets are £15 for general public, or £5 for Birkbeck University students and staff.


Venue: Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD. Nearest tube Russell Sq. (Pic line)

This event is run in conjunction with BIMI (Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image), with the kind support of Culture Ireland, the Irish Film Institute, Film Hub London. Film London and the BFI Film Audience Network.