Young Arts Pass

Inspired by art? Enjoy film? Love dance?

We are delighted to launch our brand new Young Arts Pass at The Arts Institute. 

If you are aged 18 and under, you can enjoy FREE access to selected exhibition events, films, music, performances and talks. From cutting-edge performances to fascinating historical talks, we have got you covered this season. 

This season's YAP events

Music: Winterreise - Franz Schubert 

"A triumph! This baritone has the vocal wherewithal to do just about anything he wants." The Boston Guide

 As part of the Musica Viva Concert Series, Grammy-nominated Randall Scarlata will perform Franz Schubert's immortal Winterreise, alongside Music Director and internationally acclaimed pianist, Robert Taub. 

Join us in the Sherwell Centre for an evening of vibrant music making as Randall and Robert take you through an unforgettable journey!

19:00. Saturday 12 October. Sherwell Centre

Film: Amour (2012)

Learning French at the moment? Michael Haneke's french-language film 'Amour'  represents an honest, heart-wrenching depiction of love and responsibility. 

Georges and Anne are retired music teachers who have spent their lives devoted to their careers and to each other, but when she suffers a stroke and subsequent dementia, Georges has to watch as the person he has loved for so long disappears. 

Recommended age: 12 (English subtitles)
19:00. Monday 14 October. Jill Craigie Cinema

Talk: Decolonising The Monument/Rethinking The Memorial

Join Professor Annie E. Coombes from Birbeck, University of London who will explore the increased demand for institutions to address colonial amnesia and to actively decolonise the curriculum. 

From the removal of monuments dedicated to the 'heroes' of the colonial period and using examples from Kenya, Spain and South Africa, this lecture considers how the violent past targeting civilian populations can be remembered today. 

19:00. Tuesday 15 October. Theatre 2

Film: The Mission (1986)

This British period drama film, delving into the experiences of a Spanish Jesuit in 18th-Century South America, is a must-see. Father Gabriel creates a sanctuary for runaway slaves which becomes threatened when the area is transferred under Portuguese rule. 

Exploring the shifting perception of slavery in the period, Roland Joffé's film won the Palme d'Or and the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

Péter Bokody, Lecturer in Art and Visual History at the University will introduce this screening. 

19:00. Monday 4 November. Jill Craigie Cinema

Talk: What Might A Better World Look Like?

Imagine you were granted magical powers to create a better world, to come into being the moment the clock ticks round to 2020. Politics, budget, scale – none of these are any obstacle. Your only limitation is that this world has to be theoretically achievable now - so, no time travel.  What does this superior Planet Earth of 2020 look like, and why? What do people do there?

Join the University's Dr David Sergeant and his three special guests for an evening of imaginative leaps into a future that could be just around the corner. 

19:00. Thursday 21 November. Jill Craigie Cinema 

Film: The Mirror (1975)

As part of the University's Celluloid Pyschology Series, Dr Duncan Moss from the School of Psychology will introduce Andrei Tarkovsky’s semi-autobiographical works and discuss how we attempt to form a mental coherence out of life's momentary and often random events. 

With a charming combination of original material and historical footage, the film explores a dying man’s memories of his past, through the disruptive Russian history and personal family strife. This is a poetic enigma of a film, reflecting the piecemeal nature of human identity and reminiscence.

19:00. Monday 25 November. Jill Craigie Cinema