Accompanying our latest exhibition Under Cinema is a wide-ranging programme, Refuge, which investigates the notion of ‘refuge’ or ‘safe-space’, in relation to art (and by extension to cultural institutions). These events consider how art and artistic approaches can represent, or begin to give a platform to, a diversity of narratives usually underrepresented in mainstream media and discourse. The series, developed in collaboration with a variety of local partners, explores the positive effect of these possibilities but also their limitations and failures. 


Upcoming Events

Open Lab

Open Lab

First Wednesday of every month
Under Cinema

Under Cinema

Thurs 26 October 2017 - Sun 18 February 2018
Deconstructing Zoe

Deconstructing Zoe

Wednesday 8 November / 6.30pm / Free
Future Aleppo

Future Aleppo Launch

Thursday 9 November / 6pm - 8pm / Free
Critical Kits

Critical Kits Launch

Wednesday 29 November / 6pm / Free
East Place, West Place

East Palace, West Palace: Chinese Cinema Gets Queer

Wednesday 29 November / 6.30pm / £4/£3
Spring Fever

Spring Fever: Sex, Desire and Nihilism in Urban China

Wednesday 6 December / 6.30pm / £4/£3
3D Sex and Zen

Sex and Zen

Wednesday 13 December / 6.30pm / £4/£3


Supporters and Funders

Refuge is supported by Film Hub North West Central, a member of the BFI Film Audience Network, and the School of Histories, Languages, Cultures at the University of Liverpool.


Programme Supporters:

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Programme Partners:

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