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Looking For Eric, The Girl Cut in Two and a summer Media School for schoolkids are on the agenda at The Lighthouse in July.

July 2009 Highlights

Take shelter from the fickle British weather this month with a trip to Light House. July’s programme is packed with films, exhibitions and events. There are three new exhibitions starting this month. It’s Yesterday Once More by Clifford Morris takes over the Main Gallery, Timeslides by Simon Cotterill is in the Balcony Gallery and Lock Works hosts Postmodern Fairytales by Rebecca Stutz. The Summer of British Film kicks off with David Lean’s classic, romantic epic Doctor Zhivago on Tues 7 July. Out of Hours returns with discussions on animation, and features the best shorts from the 2008 Flip Animation Festival.
For the full July programme visit the website.

Looking For Eric (15) Fri 10 – Thurs 16 Jul

Postman, and Manchester United fan, Eric Bishop is losing control of his life. His wife has left him and his stepsons are running riot. Despite the best efforts of his footie fan mates, his life is on a downward spiral. Salvation comes to him in the guise of former Man Utd. legend Eric Cantona.
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The Girl Cut in Two (15) Mon 27 – Fri 30 Jul

Gabrielle is an ambitious TV weather girl, torn between her love for a distinguished author, many years her senior, and the attentions of a younger, less stable suitor. An unspoken past between the two men heightens tensions and causes Gabrielle to encounter emotional forces beyond her control.
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Summer of British Film: Doctor Zhivago (PG) Tues 7 July, 7pm

July sees the start of Light House’s Summer of British Film, a short season highlighting the best films from British directors.
Omar Sharif and Julie Christie star in David Lean's multi-award winning romantic epic, set before, and during, the Russian Revolution. Dr. Yuri Zhivago finds his life disrupted by WWI and his marriage in jeopardy by his passion for a woman who inspires his poetry.
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It’s Yesterday Once More by Cilfford Morris Fri 31 Jul – Fri 11 Sept

The Main Gallery plays host to photographer Clifford Morris with a nostalgic look at Britain’s industrial heritage including images of two landmarks from Wolverhampton’s recent past, the Low Level Railway Station and Springfield Brewery. Clifford has also included a selection of images of old imperial petrol pumps, which are appropriate given Wolverhampton’s own contribution to motoring history.

It’s Yesterday Once More Opening Night Thurs 30 Jul, 5.30-7.30pm
Join us to celebrate the opening of Clifford’s exhibition and to see some of the best entries selected from the recent Flickr competition run by Light House. Refreshments served. All welcome. Admission Free


Timeslides by Simon Cotterill, Mon 6 Jul – Sun 2 Aug

Inspired by ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots on dieting advertisements, Simon Cotterill re-imagines traditional portrait photography, by taking an old photograph of a person and getting them to re-capture past facial expressions, postures, and moods. Each recreation is a collaborative effort between subject and photographer and has allowed its participants to become directly involved in art and photography in a way they never had before.
Admission Free


Post Production Course for Women Wed 15 Jul, 10am – 4pm

A technical introduction to editing using Final Cut Pro. The workshop will cover capturing footage, how to create a timeline, inserting footage into the timeline, methods of cutting and the manipulation of footage - the main objective being to build a short sequence.
Cost: £65+VAT
For more information please contact Kelly Jeffs or contact
Box Office on t. 01902 716055 to book a place


Magic Box: Free Animation Workshop Wed 22 July, 11am – 3.30pm

Light House will host a free, First Light funded roving animation workshop for children aged 8-11on Wed 22 July. What’s inside the magic box? The answer will be animated in day-long workshops across the West Midlands as part of the Travelling Picture Show tour. Based on the game Consequences, children at each stop will pick up where the last group left off in telling the story of the fantastic adventures of the magic box.
Only 8 places are available and places must be booked in advance. Contact Box Office on 01902 716055 to reserve your place.



Summer Media School
In August this year, Light House will run a series of children's Summer Media Schools for children aged 12 – 16 at the Chubb Buildings in Wolverhampton. The Summer Media Schools are designed with fun and creativity at the heart and will include a wide range of hands-on digital media and film education activities.
For ages 12 - 14: Mon 3 & Tues 4 Aug, 10am - 4pm
For ages 15 - 16: Mon 10 & Tues 11 Aug, 10am - 4pm
Cost: £70+VAT per 2-day workshop per child. There are only 12 places on offer for each 2-day workshop
For further details or to book a place, please contact Kelly Jeffs
or t. 01902 716055


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