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Electric Sheep Podcast: Susannah York and War on screen January 15, 2010

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Susannah York and War on screen
Partially broadcast 13/01/10 as part of a ‘Clear Spot’ on Resonance 104.4 FM

Susannah York on the set of The Battle of Britain in 1969

Susannah York on the set of The Battle of Britain in 1969

Alex Fitch interviews Oscar nominated actress Susannah York about her career, focusing on her performances in war related productions and her interest in peace activism. Alex and Susannah talk about the latter’s narration for the 1987 Channel Four TV series The Struggles for Poland, writing the war time drama Falling in love again, her iconic role in They shoot horses, don’t they? and using her reputation and theatre tours to promote the work of the Movement for the Abolition of War.

‘The Struggles for Poland’ screens at the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ on January 16th (Episodes 1-4), 17th (Episodes 5-8) and 23rd (Episodes 3-5 and 9) as part of Polska! Year.

For more info about the variety of formats you can download this podcast in / stream, please visit www.archive.org

Links: Film at Imperial War Museum Londondownload a pdf of the cinema schedule
Information about Polska! Year
IMDb pages on The Struggles for Poland and Susannah York
More info about Miracles at the Leicester Square Theatre
Info about the Movement for the Aobolition of War

Recommended events

Comixmas exhibition

ComiXmas: When Worlds Collide is an exhibition of fantastic images from contemporary comic books and graphic novels, featuring work by the best contemporary comic book artists, along with images from past great masters of the genre. On display in the exhibition are prints reproduced at a strikingly larger scale by artists such as Osamu Tezuka, one of the fathers of Japanese manga and anime; Hergé, the Belgian creator of Tintin; Woodrow Phoenix, creator of the award winning Rumble Strip; Andrzej Klimowski, illustrator of The Master & Margarita; Reinhard Kleist, illustrator of Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness; From Hell creators Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, and many other artists. This free exhibition runs from 11 December 2009 to 6 February 2010 at the LondonPrintStudio Gallery, 425 Harrow Road, London.

Additionally, Paul Gravett will be hosting a free panel discussion How A Comic Is Made at the LondonPrintStudio on Thursday 21 January 2010, where you can discover the secrets behind writing and drawing comics, graphic novels and manga, revealed by creators featured in the ComiXmas Exhibition: Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal (Master and Margarita), Nana Li (Twelfth Night), Pat Mills (Nemesis, Slaine, Requiem) and Woodrow Phoenix (Rumble Strip). Followed by book signings and reception.

More info at www.londonprintstudio.org.uk

Tales of Diversity launch

The Eastside Educational Trust in Hackney has produced a sequential art anthology called ‘Tales of Diversity’ as part of their project ‘Graphic Truths’ as a way of engaging young people with comic book creation, to tell stories that are personal to them.
The anthology is being launched with an accompanying exhibtion at The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ on January 16th, with tutors and creators from Eastside Trust in attendance.

January 16th, 2010, The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

Click here to visit The Stroke Association website

Click here to visit The Stroke Association website

Donate to The Stroke Association and get free DVDs / CDs in exchange…


BBC audio director Neil Gardner (The Brightonomicon / Doctor Who: Hornet’s Nest) is offering choice items from his CD, DVD and book collection in exchange for donations to The Stroke Association and will match donations by 200%!


Spend your January sales money on Neil’s collection and donate to a good cause…

More info here

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