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Alserkal Summer Programme: Foretold Now – opening event
27 July @ 4.00 pm - 6.00 pmFree, but pre-register
A programme of debate, music, and dialogue on the theme of forecasting the future: what drives our need to prophesy and speculate? What are the dangers? What kind of demands does our perception of future outcomes place on the present? And is the future over-hyped? An interesting exercise, curated with no little imagination and a lot of variety by Kevin Jones and running every Saturday to 14 September.
It opens with an introduction to the programme by Jones, followed by an overview of this season’s reading group book – the 1972 novel Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, to be explored in sessions throughout the summer – with excerpts from Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979), the film it inspired.
All events are free but space is limited so pre-registration is essential at email@example.com.