Creating Comics: A Celebration of H.G. Wells – Tuesday 1st November 2016

H.G. Wells is one of the most influential science fiction writers of all time. Among his many works are The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and The ImageInvisible Man, which brought futuristic, new ideas to life and showed us glimpses of today’s, and tomorrow’s, World.

Prof Chris Murray, University of Dundee, will explore the adaptations of H. G. Wells’ stories in comics, and will give an insight into the creative process behind comics. There will also be an opportunity to have a sneak peak of the new comic featuring adaptation of H.G.Wells’ stories being created at the University of Dundee. The talk and discussion will finish at 7pm. This event will be followed by a 30 minute special  session demonstrating how to create your very own comic strip (no drawing skills necessary).

This event is part of ‘H G Wells at 150: Hope and Fear’, a series of events that celebrate the great writer’s 150th birthday and is supported by the University of Dundee as the Scottish hub of the national Being Human festival (17th – 25th November).

Everyone is welcome. This event is free and non-bookable. Places are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 5pm.

The Art of Film Adaptation with Dr Brian Hoyle – Tuesday 1st October 2013, 6pm

Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in the From Here to Eternity trailer

Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in the From Here to Eternity trailer

This talk from Brian Hoyle (University of Dundee) will discuss the ways in which films are created and will lead you through through a comparison of several Oscar-winning directors, films and the novels and plays they were adapted from.

The talk will specifically focus on the work of two directors: David Lean and Fred Zinnemann, two directors who each won two academy awards for Best Director. Their film adaptations won many additional Oscars. David’s Lean’s adaptations include two novels Bridge Over the River Kwai (1957) and Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Zinnemann’s From Here to Eternity (1953) and A Man for All Seasons (1966) were both multiple Oscar and BAFTA winning adaptations.

Join us in the relaxed atmosphere of the McManus Café for a short talk followed by your chance to ask questions and discuss the topic.

Everyone is welcome. Free. Non-bookable. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. This event is likely to last one hour.