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Ken Loach’s powerful new film comes to Liverpool Small Cinema – this Palme d’or winning film follows Newcastle joiner Daniel Blake as he is signed off work from a heart attack and must face the bureaucracy of the benefits system. Joining forces with Katie, a single mum recently moved from London, the pair help each other, finding compassion and friendship, in a snapshot of austerity Britain. Hard hitting, emotional and honest, I, DANIEL BLAKE magically weaves laughs amongst the tears, with unmissable, award-winning performances from its cast.
Ticket required (pay what you can).
Review 2016 and discuss what's next for 2017. From constitutional battles and economic uncertainty at home to political turbulence across Europe and a new president heading into the White House, the winds of change will continue to blow in the year ahead, but in what direction are they blowing? Are you apprehensive, in despair or exhilarated at the prospect of another year of change? Or have you simply given up making predictions? Whatever your hopes, fears, excitement or uncertainties the Liverpool Salon invites you to join a conversation on the tumulteous year that's gone and the future that awaits.
Join Kevin Bean (Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool) and Matthew Alan Hill (Liverpool John Moore's Unversity and author of American Politics for Dummies) who will start the evening off with their take on 2016. And there'll be a glass or two of wine and a roaring fire to keep the conversation flowing. All welcome.
Oh yes there is
Gravity not only keeps us from floating into space, but it provides us with a way to explore the invisible universe; black holes, Dark Matter and much more. Here Professor Andy Newsam, Professor of Astronomy Education and Engagement at Liverpool John Moores University, will discuss some of the many ways that gravity shapes both the universe around us, and our understanding of it.
Who Needs Gravity?
Science-fiction writers have imagined numerous ways of overcoming gravity and escaping the Earth's pull. Andy Sawyer, Librarian of the Science-Fiction Foundation Collection, University of Liverpool Library, will look at some of the ways science-fiction has imagined antigravity devices and coping with high-gravity environments.
Trump and the Years Ahead: interdisciplinary Perspectives
The International Law and Human Rights Unit's first Forum of 2017 will host an open discussion of the road ahead for 2017 in light of the incoming President of the United States, Donald Trump.
On the day the Presidential Inauguration, the Current Affairs Forum will include panelists from the University of Liverpool's Departments of Law, Politics, and History, discussing issues ranging from the President's policies on trade, torture, and terrorism, to the political and historical context of Trump's Presidency.