When theatre meets film: Q+A with Live Cinema UK
Mon 29 Jun 20
Along with theatre, the film and music industry has halted during lockdown. Huddersfield is home to one company who works across all three sectors: Live Cinema UK. At 7pm, Monday 29 June we talk to Huddersfield born and bred Director, Lisa Brook about what live cinema is, how the creative industries are coping, and what “live” will look like on the other side of lockdown.
About Live Cinema UK:
Since 2014, Live Cinema UK has grown to become the country’s leading organisation dedicated to producing, promoting and researching live cinema events, reaching over 400,000 live audience members, and collaborating with over 60 partners across more than 10 countries. LCUK’s small team of 3 led by director Lisa Brook curate and produce innovative programmes and new art works utilising creative media. In 2019, they delivered work with more than 30 artists across 40 events, ranging from a re-imagining of Cabaret with an entirely trans and queer persons of colour cast, to viewing VR collectively without a headset in a 360 degree dome screen.
Live Cinema UK have produced a number of high profile events in Huddersfield including the last edition of the Festival of Light’s headline show with DJ Yoda in 2014, an immersive theatre promenade performance and exclusive preview of Suffragette starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, and most recently an interactive screening of Cabaret with trans and queer performers in the LBT Cellar this January.
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