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Bird + Live Music from Swing Bridge (15)

Bird + Live Music from Swing Bridge

Please note that this screening is followed by a live performance in our cafe/bar from local Jazz trio Swing Bridge.

Director Clint Eastwood, a noted jazz aficionado, directs this heartfelt study of pioneering bop saxophonist Charlie Parker (Forest Whitaker).

Moving forward and backward through Parker's brief life before his death of a heroin overdose at age 34, the film foregrounds the saxophonist's difficult relationship with his wife, Chan Parker (Diane Venora), but also features lengthy scenes of Parker improvising on stage, lit with the neon and cigarette smoke of vintage jazz clubs.

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Friday 30 Sep 202218:30

Blade Runner: The Final Cut (15)

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

This screening of Blade Runner is part of our Forum Film Club. The discussion is open to all and does not require any signing up.

We are also partnering with local book groups, Hexham Book Festival and Northumberland Libraries in celebrating National Libraries Week as Blade Runner is based on the iconic Philip K Dick Novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. We encourage reading this fantastic novel before seeing the film!

In the year 2019, ex-detective Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to track down and eliminate a team of humanoid androids that have escaped from an outer space mining colony and have taken refuge here on Earth. During his search for the fugitives, he discovers some disturbing secrets about the future plans of the androids' manufacturer, the Tyrell Corporation.

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Tuesday 4 Oct 202218:45 (FORUM FILM CLUB)

It Snows in Benidorm (15)

It Snows in Benidorm

Peter has worked all his life at a Manchester bank. When he is awarded an early retirement, he decides to visit his brother in Benidorm, only to discover that his brother has disappeared. Stars Timothy Spall and Sarita Choudhury.

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Sunday 25 Sep 202219:30
Monday 26 Sep 202216:30
Wednesday 28 Sep 202216:30
Saturday 1 Oct 202216:30
Sunday 2 Oct 202216:30
Monday 3 Oct 202216:30

Landscape Photography with Joe Cornish (Talk) (No Cert)

Landscape Photography with Joe Cornish (Talk)

Hexham and District Photographic Society presents: Landscape Photography with Joe Cornish.

Internationally renowned landscape photographer, Joe Cornish, is presenting a talk detailing his life and work as a photographer on September 29th.

Joe is an internationally renowned landscape photographer, an innovator in colour travel and landscape photography whose work has contributed to numerous books, book covers, magazines and articles over the last forty years.

A keen walker and dedicated environmentalist, Joe has served as a judge of Landscape Photographer of the Year and Wildlife Photographer of the Year and is an honorary Follow of the Royal Photographic Society.

Please note, this event is a presented talk in our aditorium and not a film. Also, there are no Friends of The Forum discounts for this event.

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Thursday 29 Sep 202219:30

NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again (12A)

NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night).

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.

Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.

‘One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.’ Guardian on One Man, Two Guvnors

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Thursday 6 Oct 202219:00

Royal Ballet: Mayerling (12A)

Royal Ballet: Mayerling

Inspired  by  dark  and  gripping  real  life  events,  this  Royal  Ballet  classic  depicts  the  sexual  and morbid obsessions of Crown Prince Rudolf leading to the murder-suicide scandal with his mistress Mary Vetsera. The oppressive glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court in the 1880s sets the scene for a suspenseful drama of psychological and political intrigue as Rudolf fixates on his mortality.

Kenneth MacMillan’s 1978 balletremains a masterpiece of storytelling and this revival marks 30 years since the choreographer’s death.Expect to see The Royal Balletat its dramatic finestacross potent ensemble scenes and some of the most daring and emotionally demanding pas de deux in the ballet repertory.

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Wednesday 5 Oct 202219:15

Royal Opera: Aida (12A)

Royal Opera: Aida

Princess Aida has been kidnapped: a valuable prize in a war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the ambitious soldier Radames wrestles with his feelings for her. As they draw closer together, each must make an agonizingchoice between their loyalty to home, and their love for each other.

In this new production, director Robert Carsen situates Verdi’s large-scale political drama within a contemporary world, framing its power struggles and toxic jealousies in the apparatus of a modern, totalitarian state. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s glorious, monumental score.

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Wednesday 12 Oct 202218:45

Royal Opera: La Boheme (12A)

Royal Opera: La Boheme

Paris, 1900. Penniless writer Rodolfo believes that art is all he needs – until he meets Mimì, the lonely seamstress who lives upstairs. So begins a timeless love story that blooms, fades, and rekindles with the passing seasons. But while the couple’s friends Marcello and Musetta passionately row and make  up, a force greater than love threatens Rodolfo and Mimì.

Richard Jones’s production evokes the vivid contrasts of fin de siècle Paris, from Bohemian apartments to glittering arcades.

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Thursday 20 Oct 202219:15

Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly (12A)

Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly

‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life’

On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American naval officerPinkerton to young geisha  Cio-Cio-San. But as they both learn, words and promises carelessly spoken can have indelible consequences.

With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the ‘Humming Chorus’, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from19th-century European images of Japan.

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Tuesday 27 Sep 202219:15

See How They Run (12A)

See How They Run

In 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When a world-weary inspector and an eager rookie constable take on the case, they find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid world of underground theater, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.

Stars Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell.

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Friday 30 Sep 202216:00
Saturday 1 Oct 202219:30
Sunday 2 Oct 202219:30
Monday 3 Oct 202219:30
Tuesday 4 Oct 202216:15
Wednesday 5 Oct 202216:30
Thursday 6 Oct 202216:15

Tad the Lost Explorer and the Curse of the Mummy (U)

Tad the Lost Explorer and the Curse of the Mummy

Tad’s biggest dream is to be accepted by his archaeology colleagues, but his accident-prone nature gets in his way. When he inadvertently destroys a rare sarcophagus, a spell is cast, putting his friends’ lives in danger. Saving Mummy, Jeff and Belzoni will trigger an action-packed adventure that will lead Tad and Sara to travel to the far corners of the world to find a way to stop the curse of the Emerald Tablet.

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Saturday 1 Oct 202213:45
Sunday 2 Oct 202213:45
Saturday 8 Oct 202213:45
Sunday 9 Oct 202213:45
Saturday 15 Oct 202213:45
Sunday 16 Oct 202213:45

Three Thousand Years of Longing (15)

Three Thousand Years of Longing

While attending a conference in Istanbul, Dr. Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) happens to encounter a djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. This presents two problems: first, she doubts that he's real, and second, because she's a scholar of story and mythology, she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. The djinn pleads his case by telling her fantastical stories of his past. Eventually, she's beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both.

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Monday 26 Sep 202219:30
Tuesday 27 Sep 202216:15
Wednesday 28 Sep 202219:30
Thursday 29 Sep 202216:30