Six friends hold a seance via Zoom during lockdown.
A refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town. A devout hospice nurse becomes obsessed with her dying patient’s soul…This talk examines a string of recent critically acclaimed horror films, using the work of media theorists to reveal what really terrifies us today and why. Films under discussion will include Host (2020), His House (2020), Saint Maud (2019), Hereditary (2018), Midsommar (2019), Us (2019), The Invisible Man (2020) and Relic (2020).
Delivered by Media Graduate Teacher Lynn Butler from the Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences at the University of Wolverhampton.
What have we learned since lockdown?
Computer-Mediated Communication increased for many of us during lockdown. Humour (verbal and non-verbal) is an important part of human social interaction and can be viewed as an essential tool in the pursuit of happiness and for fostering social cohesion. This talk will explore the ways in which humour plays an important role in making light of difficult circumstances and discuss the creative ways in which technology has enabled us to keep our sense of humour and keep in touch.
This talk is delivered by Josiane Boutonnet, Senior Lecturer in English Language from the University of Wolverhampton.
Festival at the Edge is the oldest storytelling festival in England and has something for everyone.
A weekend of fantastic storytelling, tall tales, terrific tellers, music and more… surrounded by breathtaking views of Hopton Cour, and the Cleobury Mortimer countryside.
A packed programme of events tailored for all age groups, over a weekend that is unique in the festival calendar.
It’s not just stories though. There’s a CAMRA beer tent, craft stalls, fantastic food, and camping.
Learn more at https://www.festivalattheedge.org/