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04 Jan 2020

Cinema

Gundermann

Andreas Dresen

Director Andreas Dresen looks at the life of Gerhard 'Gundi' Gundermann – one of the most formative music artists of East Germany – with sensibility, affection, and humour.

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05 Jan 2020

Cinema

Hitler's Hollywood

Rüdiger Suchsland

Rüdiger Suchsland’s film takes a closer look at the roughly 1000 feature films made in Germany between 1933 – 1945, examining how stereotypes of the enemy and values of love and hate managed to be planted, into the head of the German people, through their cinema screens.

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07 Jan 2020

Cinema

Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus (15)

Niels Bolbrinker, Thomas Tielsch

From the legendary Bauhaus building in Dessau to visionary projects in the Latin American favelas, from Scandinavian schools without classrooms to visions of a car-free metropolis; this eye-opening documentary is much more than a history of architecture - it lets us marvel at modern spaces that change our perception of design for good.

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08 Jan 2020

Cinema

Adam & Evelyn (15)

Andreas Goldstein

Nominated for Best Film - Focus at Venice International Film Festival in 2018, arthouse romance Adam and Evelyn tells its story with strong visuals and biblical metaphors.

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11 Jan 2020

Cinema

All About Me (12A)

Caroline Link

All About Me is the sweet and touching story of beloved German entertainer ‘Hape’ Kerkeling based on his autobiography Der Junge muss an die frische Luft.

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11 Jan 2020

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Wozzeck

Andrew Roger, tutor of opera appreciation courses at the University of Dundee, joins us before Wozzeck for an insightful and engaging discussion about the opera.

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11 Jan 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Wozzeck

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment.

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14 Jan 2020

Cinema

Exhibition on Screen: Lucian Freud - A Self Portrait

David Bickerstaff

A must-see for anyone interested in 20th-century and 21st-century art, this film explores one of the most highly original and popular artists of recent years - the grandson of Sigmund Freud - who was a key figure in London’s radical post-war art scene.

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14 Jan 2020

Print Studio

Etching (Beginners)

Six-week course

Learn how to create beautiful, traditional prints using metal plates.

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15 Jan 2020

Print Studio

Screen Printing (Beginners)

Three week course

Learn how to explore the possibilities of this colourful, graphic and immediate approach.

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18 Jan 2020

Create Space

Radical Transfeminism: A Workshop with Harry Josephine Giles, Nat Raha and Mijke van der Drift

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This discussion session with Nat Raha and Mijke van der Drift, hosted by Harry Josephine Giles, is for trans people and their accomplices.

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18 Jan 2020

Print Studio

Bookbinding from Tokyo to Timbuktu

Two-day course

Learn to make a selection of unusual yet simple books based on ancient bookbinding traditions.

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19 Jan 2020

Print Studio

Argyrotype

One day course

Use this early photographic printmaking process to create atmospheric ‘Van Dyke brown’ prints.

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20 Jan 2020

Create Space

In the Evening There is Feeling: Reading The Left Hand of Darkness

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In the Evening There is Feeling is DCA’s Exhibitions reading group.

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20 Jan 2020

Print Studio

Wood Engraving (January)

Four-week course

Join Beth Robertson to create finely detailed designs.

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23 Jan 2020

Gallery 2

Expedition: Gethen

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Traversing the literary landscape of The Left Hand of Darkness with Nicole Brandon, Ari Brin, Caryn Liz Fauerbach and Joshua Thompson.

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24 Jan 2020

Cinema

Rob Roy with live music by David Allison (12A)

HippFest on Tour

Join us for Rob Roy, the impressive and rarely screened biopic of one of Scotland’s best-known outlaws, complete with a newly commissioned score by multi-instrumentalist David Allison - performed live!

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25 Jan 2020

Create Space

Family Art Lab: Seized by the Left Hand

#SeizedbytheLeftHand

Time for creative exploration and making together

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25 Jan 2020

Print Studio

Signwriting

Two-day course

Learn traditional hand-lettering for sign-writing with expert Brian Robertson.

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26 Jan 2020

Cinema

Bolshoi: Giselle

Adolphe Adam

The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion…

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27 Jan 2020

Cinema

Anne Frank: Parallel Stories

Sabina Fedeli, Anna Migotto

Marking Holocaust Memorial Day, and created in celebration of what would have been Anne Frank’s 90th birthday, this special documentary features Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, who tells the story of Anne’s life through the pages of her diary. This telling is intertwined with the stories of five Holocaust survivors.

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28 Jan 2020

Create Space

Senior Citizen Kane Gallery Tour and Workshop

#SeizedbytheLeftHand

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01 Feb 2020

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Porgy And Bess

Andrew Roger, tutor of opera appreciation courses at the University of Dundee, joins us before Porgy and Bess for an insightful and engaging discussion about the opera.

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01 Feb 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles.

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01 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Andy Warhol Class (February)

One day course

Create prints using the simple screen print process that Warhol used to make his famous portraits.

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02 Feb 2020

Create Space

Craft Sunday: Upcycle Yesterday's News with DCA Learning team

Craft Sunday

Start 2020 as you mean to go on with our eco-friendly workshop

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02 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Introduction to Digital Cutting

One day course

Make digital files that you can then cut into vinyl for wall, stickers, or fabric!

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05 Feb 2020

Galleries

Non-human Kith and Kin: A Zoological Tour

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Join us for a tour with the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum's curator Matthew Jarron, beginning in the galleries at DCA before moving to the University’s Zoology Museum.

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06 Feb 2020

Meeting Room

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop (Evening Course)

Four-week course

Start using the wide range of possibilities for creating images, enhancing photos or designing.

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06 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Black & White Photography (Beginners)

Four-week course

Learn how to process black and white film, make contact sheets and explore black and white printing.

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08 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Letterpress Introduction

One day course

An opportunity to learn the basics of letterpress printing using authentic period presses.

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12 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Screen Printing (Intermediate)

Four-week course

Develop your skills, using photographic techniques and power-assisted screen printing tables.

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13 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Monoprint

Three-week course

Learn several different forms of Monoprinting

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15 Feb 2020

Create Space

Family Art Lab: Seized by the Left Hand

#SeizedbytheLeftHand

Time for creative exploration and making together.

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18 Feb 2020

Cinema 2

Artist's Choice Screening: Donna Haraway: Story Telling For Earthly Survival

Story Telling for Earthly Survival features Haraway in a playful and engaging exploration of her life, influences, and ideas.

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20 Feb 2020

Gallery 2

States of the Body Produced by Love: Nisha Ramayya and Sarah Shin in Conversation

Join Nisha Ramayya and Sarah Shin for readings and conversation.

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20 Feb 2020

Cinema

NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac (15)

by Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp

James McAvoy returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

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22 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Introduction To Adobe Photoshop (Weekend course)

Weekend course

Photoshop made easy.

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22 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Japanese Woodblock Printing

Weekend course

Step back in time into the intriguing world of Japan’s Edo Period.

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23 Feb 2020

Cinema

Bolshoi: Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky

Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious swan-woman by the lake, Odette, and is captivated by her. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences.

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25 Feb 2020

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane Gallery Tour and Workshop

#SeizedbytheLeftHand

Aged 60+? Join Senior Citizen Kane Gallery Tour and Workshop

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25 Feb 2020

Cinema 2

Artist's Choice Screening Double Bill: Pumzi & Born in Flames

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29 Feb 2020

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Agrippina

Andrew Roger, tutor of opera appreciation courses at the University of Dundee, joins us before Agrippina for an insightful and engaging discussion about the opera.

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29 Feb 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Agrippina

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads as the imperious title empress in the Met’s first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit.

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01 Mar 2020

Print Studio

3D Print Drop-ins

Have a go at 3D Printing!

Come and see our 3D Printers in action and get an idea of the possibilities it offers.

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02 Mar 2020

Create Space

In the Evening There is Feeling: Reading Selected Essays by Ursula K. Le Guin

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In the Evening There is Feeling is DCA’s Exhibitions reading group.

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02 Mar 2020

Print Studio

Bookbinding

Six-week course

Create beautiful, professionally finished books and pamphlets.

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11 Jan 2020 - 07 Mar 2020

Print Studio

Taster Session

Taster Session

Want to try one of our courses but not sure which one?

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08 Mar 2020

Create Space

Craft Sunday: Hand Embroidered Artworks with Syrah Jay

Craft Sunday

Join Syrah and her sewing kit for an afternoon of relaxing embroidery and beading.

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11 Feb 2020 - 12 Mar 2020

Create Space

Critical Skills for Art & Design Higher / Nat 5

Help get yourself set for written papers on Art & Design with DCA Learning team.

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14 Mar 2020

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Der Fliegende Holländer

Andrew Roger, tutor of opera appreciation courses at the University of Dundee, joins us before Der Fliegende Holländer for an insightful and engaging discussion about the opera.

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14 Mar 2020

Create Space

Family Art Lab: Seized by the Left Hand

#SeizedbytheLeftHand

Time for creative exploration and making together.

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14 Mar 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Der Fliegende Holländer

Returning to the Met for the first time since 2012, Sir Bryn Terfel CBE stars as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation in this co-production with L’Opéra de Québec and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.

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14 Mar 2020

Print Studio

Screen Printing (Beginners) Weekend

Spend the day exploring the creative possibilities of this colourful, graphic and immediate printmaking technique.

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18 Mar 2020

Galleries

Curators' Tour of Seized by the Left Hand

#SeizedbytheLeftHand

On the last week of Seized by the Left Hand, join curators Eoin Dara and Kim McAleese for a guided tour.

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19 Mar 2020

Galleries

Echo + Sgàire Wood

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Echo is an evening of multidisciplinary presentations set within the exhibition, Seized by the Left Hand.

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19 Mar 2020

Print Studio

Riso Printing (Intermediate)

Three-week course

Learn to print your own photographs and artwork using our vintage Risograph machines.

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21 Mar 2020

Print Studio

Introduction To Adobe Lightroom

Two-day course

Lightroom is a photo-retouching and organisational software from the makers of Photoshop.

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21 Mar 2020

Print Studio

Nature Prints

Weekend course

Create detailed and beautiful prints directly from natural forms that you never thought you could print with!

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22 Mar 2020

Print Studio

Shadowgraphs

One day course

Use objects and light instead of a camera to create a 'photogram' image with rich three-dimensional quality.

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29 Mar 2020

Cinema

Bolshoi: Romeo and Juliet (Encore)

Sergei Prokofiev

In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend…

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31 Mar 2020

Print Studio

Wood Engraving (March)

#DCAPrintStudio

Create detailed designs by cutting into the surface of the end grain of box, lemon or cherry wood.

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04 Apr 2020

Print Studio

Andy Warhol Class (April)

One day course

Create prints using the simple screen-printing process Warhol used.

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05 Apr 2020

Print Studio

Introduction to Papermaking

One day course

Make delicate, colourful hand-made papers from pulp.

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07 Apr 2020

Cinema

Exhibition on Screen: Easter in Art

Phil Grabsky

This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.

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11 Apr 2020

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Tosca

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11 Apr 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Tosca

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11 Apr 2020

Print Studio

Watercolour Monoprinting plus Chine-collé

Weekend course

Create the most delicate and painterly line and wash prints.

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18 Apr 2020

Print Studio

Electro Etching

Weekend Course

Electro-etching is an effective, environmentally-friendly method of intaglio plate-making.

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19 Apr 2020

Cinema

Craft Sunday: Hand Printed Lampshades with Helen Ruth

Craft Sunday

Join Helen Ruth Greensmith, textile designer,, to make your own beautiful bespoke lampshade.

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19 Apr 2020

Cinema

Bolshoi: Jewels

Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond.

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25 Apr 2020

Print Studio

Intermediate Screen Printing (Weekend)

Weekend course

Move on to develop your screen-printing skills through a project-based weekend.

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26 Apr 2020

Print Studio

Fold-Your-Own Pinhole Camera

One day course

A back to basics workshop where you'll construct your own camera, and then take photos with it!

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09 May 2020

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Maria Stuarda

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09 May 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Maria Stuarda

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21 May 2020

Cinema

NT Live: The Welkin (15)

by Lucy Kirkwood

Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. James Macdonald directs Maxine Peake and Ria Zmitrowicz in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

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12 Jun 2020

Cinema

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: June Concert

Enjoy the conclusion of the Berliner Philharmoniker 2019/20 Live Cinema with Gustavo Dudamel conducting Mahler’s powerful Symphony No. 2 in C minor Resurrection.

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06 Jul 2020

Cinema

Exhibition on Screen: Frida Kahlo

Ali Ray

Made in collaboration with those who knew Frida Kahlo, this highly researched and visually spectacular feature-length film marks her birthday with a worldwide special event screening.

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