Light House - April 2011 Highlights

Posted on 3 April 2011

Did you know Light House is 25 this year? As part of our celebrations we are calling for photos and memories from past and present customers, trainees and colleagues. This will be presented as an online archive later this year to mark Light House?s contribution to Wolverhampton and the region over the past quarter of a century. Send your photos and memories to: and view them here: Look out for our special celebration events taking place this September.

Visit our website for the full April programme or view our Mar/Apr brochure.

Out of Hours: Reference Point Thu 14 Apr, 8pm

Light House presents an evening with cutting edge design studios Barnbrook and We Make Art who will showcase some of their latest audio/visual work and discuss current trends and developments in the world of graphic design. Followed by a music/VJ set from Manchester electronic artist Swansong. Find out more.

Cost: £1.50 on the door or to reserve a place email Lindsay.

Len Spragg’s Caravan Fri 8 Apr – Fri 17 Jun in Lock Works

Photographer Hubert Wallace Redfern collected over 2000 slides during his lifetime. The curators of these specially selected images transformed the collection from a family archive to the status of ‘found photography’. The details of the photograph provide a glimpse into an unfamiliar time.

Admission free. More info.

Howl Fri 8 – Thu 14 Apr

It?s San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. The story of Ginsberg?s masterful poem and the subsequent obscenity trial that ensued, Howl weaves together 3 strands of the story: imagined interviews with Ginsberg recounting his inspiration for the poem, the resulting court case and the poem itself, animated by graphic novelist and Ginsberg collaborator Eric Drooker. Starring James Franco and Jeff Daniels.

Normal ticket prices apply. “Buy tickets.“ Watch the trailer

Events in Lock Works

Join us for our regular Film & TV Quiz and Open Mic Nights during April in Lock Works and join our regular community of independent film and music lovers. Open Mic Nights are admission free and the Quiz costs £5 per team (up to 4 people). Why not take advantage of our menu of fresh, locally sourced food and unique range of niche and well loved beverages as part of your night.

The Street Fri 8 Apr – Fri 17 Jun

Taking archive interviews, film and photographs, Jackson & Kelland use the racial tensions of 1960s Smethwick as a starting point to explore both historical and contemporary debates on immigration in Britain, presenting stories, memories and photographs from two culturally different perspectives. Things that we know to be true are constantly replaced through acts of revisionism. With this in mind the artists invite the audience to investigate the combination of current and archive information that they have presented.

Admission free. More info.

The Met Live in HD

Light House continues its popular Met Live in HD season this April bringing the spectacle and grandeur of New York’s Metropolitan Opera House direct to Wolverhampton:
Le Comte Ory Sat 9 Apr, 6pm
Capriccio Sat 23 Apr, 6pm + Encore Wed 27 Apr, 2pm
Il Trovatore Sat 30 Apr, 6pm

Tickets for live performances: £18 adult / £12.50 under 15s
Tickes for encore performances: £14.50 / £7.50 under 15s

Submarine Fri 22 – Thu 28 Apr

British comic Richard Ayoade (IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi?s Dark place) delivers his hotly-anticipated feature debut Submarine. Based on the novel by Joe Dunthorne, it follows one 15 year old boy who must fight to save his mother from the advances of a mystic, and simultaneously lure his girlfriend in to the bedroom armed with only a vast vocabulary and near-total self-belief. His name is Oliver Tate.

Normal tickets price apply. Buy tickets. View trailer.

Jamie Cullum Live From Cheltenham Jazz Festival Sun 1 May, 8.15pm

Jamie Cullem will be performing an exclusive set at this year?s Cheltenham Jazz Festival, including new unheard material alongside some classics from his bestselling albums and you can experience the magic of Jamie?s solo concert live via satellite here on the big screen. As Jamie Cullum is not touring in the UK this year this is a rare chance to catch the musician in action. Don?t miss this unique opportunity to be part of a truly groundbreaking one-off event.

Take your seats 8:15pm for 8:30pm start. Cost: £12 full / £11 conc.

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