Selly Manor Lates: Tudor Cinema Club

Selly Manor Lates: Tudor Cinema Club
From 19 September 2019 at 6:00 PM
To 19 September 2019 at 9:00 PM
Cost £7
Location Selly Manor
Refreshments Served

Even if you’ve never read a Shakespeare play, you might have some idea about Shakespeare’s life and how it felt to live in Tudor and Stuart England from historical novels, films and TV shows. But how accurately do writers and film-makers tell stories about the past? Were Elizabethan audiences actually drunk and rowdy? Were ruffs really that big, and does it even matter? 

Join Richard O’Brien, a Teaching Fellow at The Shakespeare Institute and Birmingham’s Poet Laureate, for an interactive evening of readings, film clips and discussion in the beautiful Tudor surroundings of Selly Manor. You will have the chance to watch and listen to examples of historical fiction that offer different perspectives on Tudor England and to be part of a lively discussion on how these books and programmes bring the past into the present. There will also be the opportunity to reflect on the evening in our medieval hall with some tea and cake. No academic knowledge is required, but questions and enthusiasm are encouraged! 


This event runs on Thursday 19th September. There are two times slots, 6-7.30pm or from 7.30-9pm.

Booking essential. £7 per person

To book please call 0121 472 0199 or email [email protected]

Free admission to this event does not apply for BVT residents

There will be complimentary tea and cake.

Accessibility: The evening will take place in Selly Manor & Minworth Greaves. Part of the evening will happen upstairs in Selly Manor which is not accessible for wheelchairs.