Talking Culture: War Scenes in Films
June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Some of the oldest narratives in human history depict great battles, demonstrating a fascination with war that still permeates our culture. Join academic Eoin Howe as he dissects representations of war on the big screen, from WWII films to sci-fi movies.
Find out how war movies try to make sense of the incomprehensible, why the battles in Star Wars and Star Trek look completely different, and why a physicist’s take on a space battle wouldn’t make the final cut.
Talks at Left Bank Leeds
Our series of monthly talks connects you with Leeds locals who have thought-provoking stories to tell, offering new perspectives or specialist knowledge on a range of fascinating subjects.
We’ve curated a selection of talks around subjects and stories we think you’ll find insightful, taking in culture, science, art, lifestyles and more. The aim is that you learn something new (and enjoyable) and that these talks keep you thinking long after you’ve left our space.
Everyone is welcome to come along, including young people (if we have an age cap for a particular talk, we’ll let you know). Sometimes dealing with complex subjects, our speakers will keep everything accessible for all.
Our talking events are pretty informal – grab a drink from the bar, take a seat and settle in. Afterwards, there’ll be an opportunity to ask questions. If you don’t fancy talking in front of a crowd, you might be able to catch our speakers for a quick chat near the bar.
All money raised through this event will support the development of Left Bank Leeds Charitable Trust, (charity no. 1146734).
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