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Petrie Film Club Presents- Xena & Eros: Warrior Princess 'For Him the Bell Tolls'

Petrie Film Club Presents- Xena & Eros: Warrior Princess 'For Him the Bell Tolls'

Date: 22 January 2014 | Time: Doors open 6pm film and talk start at 6.30pm | Location: The Petrie Museum | Price: Free but booking fee applies see Eventbrite for booking www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/xena-and-eros-tickets-14134670179 | Age group: 18+

Petrie Film Club Presents Xena: Warrior Princess 'For Him the Bell Tolls'

In this episode of cult television series Xena: Warrior Princess we are introduced to Aphrodite and her son Cupid (Season 2, Episode 16, 1997). In a dispute involving a pair of human lovers and Aphrodite’s temples, Aphrodite accepts the wager that she can turn any man into a romantic hero, irresistible to all women. The man of choice is the hapless Joxer, who changes from bumbling comic character to dashing hero at the sound of a bell.

The film showing will be accompanied by a talk by Amanda Potter on the different aspects of Aphrodite from Greek myth.

0207 679 4138 | h.pike@ucl.ac.uk

Love, Lust and Longing in Greek Poetry and Image: Freud and Eros

Love, Lust and Longing in Greek Poetry and Image: Freud and Eros

Date: Tuesday 27 January | Time: 6 – 8.30pm (talk starts at 7pm) | Location: Freud Museum London | Price: £10 & £7 concessions. Book via Freud Museum London. | Age group: Adults

Join the Petrie Museum for a visit to explore the imagery of Eros through the psychologist Sigmund Freud’s collection of antiquities and writings and the response of contemporary artists (including Jodie Carey and Edmund de Waal) in the exhibition Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing (22 October 2014 – 22 February 2015). This will be followed by a talk by Dr Peter Agocs (UCL Greek & Latin) on the use of Eros as an emblem of desire in Greek lyric poetry and what was understood by ‘Eros’ in the classical world.
Tickets via the Freud Museum: http://www.freud.org.uk/events/75774/-love-lust-and-longing-in-greek-poetry-and-image/
£10 & £7 concessions.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

How does stuff get into museums?

How does stuff get into museums?

Date: 5 February | Time: 6-8pm (doors open 6pm and event starts 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free. Please book via: https://stuffintomuseums.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Any

An introduction to a new AHRC-funded research project that links field archaeology in Egypt to museum collections across the world. Emma Libonati & Alice Stevenson will explore the complex networks and stories that emerge from the circulation of excavated finds, as well as provide evidence for why the recent sales of Egyptian antiquities are so concerning.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

The Glass Ball Game: Play Reading

The Glass Ball Game: Play Reading

Date: 12 Feb 2014 | Time: 6-8pm (doors open 6pm, event starts 6.30pm) | Location: | Price: £3 Booking fee / drinks via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-glass-ball-game-play-reading-tickets-14508141241 | Age group: Over 16 years.

A live reading by members of UCL’s prized Classical Drama Society of Mike Walker’s radio play set in Egypt 130 AD, examining the ultimately tragic relationship of the Emperor Hadrian and the beautiful youth, Antinous. Followed by a discussion. Part of LGBT History Month.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Caroline Lawrence: Scribes of Alexandria

Caroline Lawrence: Scribes of Alexandria

Date: Wednesday 18 February | Time: 2-4pm (activity starts for 45 min at 2pm & at 3pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 booking fee / juice via Book via https://scribesofalexandria.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Family / children 8-12 years.

Join ‘Roman Mysteries’ writer Caroline Lawrence for a reading from and quiz based on her Egyptian based book The Scribes of Alexandria. There will be a chance to win signed copies of the book and explore a trail of riddles with the young detectives Nubia, Flavia, Jonathan and Lupus around the collections of the museum.

£3 booking fee / juice via https://scribesofalexandria.eventbrite.co.uk

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Petrie Film Club presents The Hunger

Petrie Film Club presents The Hunger

Date: 18 February | Time: 6-8.30pm (doors open 6pm, talk & screening 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/petrie-film-club-presents-the-hunger-uk-tony-scott-1983-tickets-14508345853 £5 donation requested. | Age group: Over 18 years old only.

Petrie Film Club presents The Hunger (UK, Tony Scott, 1983)
Based on Whitley Streiber’s best selling novel, screen legend Catherine Deneuve’s effortlessly elegant ancient Egyptian vampire prowls the demi-monde of early 80s New York in this visually and aurally stunning tale of immortality, yearning , solitude…and blood. Introduced by John J Johnston. Over 18 years old only. Part of LGBT History Month.

Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/petrie-film-club-presents-the-hunger-uk-tony-scott-1983-tickets-14508345853
£5 donation requested.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Objects of Desire

Objects of Desire

Date: 26 Feb 2014 | Time: 6-8pm (doors open 6pm, event starts 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/objects-of-desire-tickets-14508398009 | Age group: Over 16 years old.

Join Egyptologist John J Johnston and a host of academics and artistes as they discuss artefacts from the Petrie Museum and the stories they tell about the concepts of desire, both ancient and modern. Part of LGBT History Month.

Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/objects-of-desire-tickets-14508398009
£3 booking fee / drinks

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Petrie Film Club presents Justine (1969)

Petrie Film Club presents Justine (1969)

Date: Thursday 5 March | Time: 6-8.30pm (doors open 6pm, event / film starts 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £5 donation requested. Book via https://justinefilm.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Over 16 years old.

Based on the Lawrence Durrell novel, in 1930s Alexandria Darley, a young British schoolmaster and poet, is introduced by a British official Pursewarden to Justine, the mysterious wife of an Egyptian banker. But is Justine involved in a movement to arm the Jewish underground in Palestine and undermine British rule. Introduced by Michael Berkowitz (UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies).

Book via https://justinefilm.eventbrite.co.uk £5 donation requested.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Petrie Film Club presents The Cleopatras (1983)

Petrie Film Club presents The Cleopatras (1983)

Date: Thursday 12 March | Time: 6-8pm (doors open 6pm, event starts 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £5 donation requested. Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/petrie-film-club-presents-the-cleopatras-tickets-14508676843 | Age group: Over 15 years old.

Petrie Film Club presents The Cleopatras (BBC, John Frankau, 1983)
A rare screening of the first two episodes of this much underrated BBC2 television drama. Following in the tradition of I Claudius it paints a darkly comic picture of the pleasures, horrors and power politics of the royal court of Ptolemaic Alexandria from 145-30BC. Introduced by John J Johnston.

£5 donation requested. Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/petrie-film-club-presents-the-cleopatras-tickets-14508676843

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Petrie Film Club presents: Carry On Cleo (1964)

Petrie Film Club presents: Carry On Cleo (1964)

Date: Friday 13 March | Time: 6-8.30pm (doors open 6pm, event starts 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £5 donation requested. Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/petrie-museum-film-club-presents-carry-on-cleo-1964-tickets-14508716963 | Age group: Any

A screening of this classic British comedy in the unique Egyptological surroundings of the Petrie Museum. Filmed as a response to Hollywood’s epic ‘Cleopatra,’ (US, Joseph L Mankiewicz, 1963) it stars Amanda Barrie as a naïvely alluring Cleopatra VII and the inimitable Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar. Introduced by John J Johnston.

£5 donation requested. Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/petrie-museum-film-club-presents-carry-on-cleo-1964-tickets-14508716963

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Petrie Film Club presents The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Petrie Film Club presents The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Date: Thursday 26 March | Time: 6-8.30pm (doors open 6pm, event starts 6.30pm) | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £5 donation requested. Book via https://petriefilmclubthespywholovedme.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Over 15

Starring Roger Moore, the tenth Bond film is set largely on location in Egypt with Karnak and the pyramids taking the part of spectacular backdrops to the action as James Bond travels across Egypt KGB agent Anya Amasova tracking stolen microfilm. Introduced by John J. Johnstone (UCL Institute of Archaeology).

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

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