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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)
Join us for a glass of wine, a quality screening and an erudite introduction. 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

Join us for a glass of wine, a quality screening and an erudite introduction. 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

Join us for a glass of wine, a quality screening and an erudite introduction. 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

Heroes from the dark or light side?: Ancient and modern heroes versus the Minotaur

Heroes from the dark or light side?: Ancient and modern heroes versus the Minotaur

Date: 8 April | Time: 6 - 8.30pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Suggested £5 donation to cover drinks. Please book via eventbrite. | Age group: Any

Join us for a glass of wine, a quality screening and an erudite introduction. In the pilot episode from BBC Atlantis ‘The Earth Bull’ from 2013 a modern hero from the light side Jason confronts the dark monster, the Minotaur. Like the hero from Greek myth, Theseus, Jason saves the lives of his companions who would be sacrificed to the beast. But in BBC Doctor Who ‘The God Complex’ from 2011 when the Doctor meets the Minotaur there turn out to be more similarities than differences between hero and monster, and the boundaries between dark and light, hero and monster become blurred.

The screening will be accompanied by a talk from Amanda Potter on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, and aspects of dark and light in different versions of this story

Book via: http://petrielightheroes.eventbrite.co.uk Doors open 6pm & talk starts 6.30pm.

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

The Light Project - Innovations

The Light Project - Innovations

Date: 16 April | Time: 6 - 8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 | Age group: Any

PhD student, Meghan Strong (Cambridge), is researching how the Ancient Egyptians illuminated the world around them. She will share her insights from working with lamps in the Petrie Collection, including a discussion of the importance of lighting in temples, tombs and the afterlife. Join us then to recreate lighting a temple outside the museum.


Please book via http://petrielightinnovation.eventbrite.co.uk. Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.

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

The Light Project - Symbolism

The Light Project - Symbolism

Date: 23 April | Time: 6 - 8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 | Age group: Any

An evening of light offerings – getting to grips with the ancient symbolism of the hieroglyphs and looking at what was involved in making offerings at the temple and how that involved light. Ildiko Kalnoky and Louise Atherton, UCL MA Egyptology students, offer an interactive workshop. Join Output Arts SAND light installation outside the museum where you can make your own hieroglyphs light up.

Book via http://petrielightsymbolism.eventbrite.co.uk. Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.

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

The Light Project - Capturing Light

The Light Project - Capturing Light

Date: 30 April | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: £3 | Age group: Any

A chance to explore the Petrie Archive Collection of photographs and filmed excavations looking at the role of photography and film in early archaeology with historian Amara Thornton (UCL Institute of Archaeology) and colleagues from the Filming Antiquities project.

Book via http://petrielightcapture.eventbrite.co.uk. Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.

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

The Light Project - All that glitters: Egyptian Light in London

The Light Project - All that glitters: Egyptian Light in London

Date: 14 May | Time: 2-4pm | Location: Cleopatra's Needle (further directions given after booking) | Price: £5 | Age group: 16 plus

Join Debbie Challis (UCL Petrie) at Cleopatra's Needle on the Embankment and a walk to Monument for a look at how Ancient Egyptian beliefs about capturing light has influenced more modern ideas. How does a pyramidion work? What does a prism do? Where does the sun make London glitter?

Book via http://petrielightglitters.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Petrie Film Club presents Gallipoli (1981)

Petrie Film Club presents Gallipoli (1981)

Date: 4 June | Time: 6-9pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Over 15

Join us for a glass of wine, a quality screening and an erudite introduction. Featuring a section in Cairo, the film focuses on the Gallipoli campaign in 1915 two months after the Petrie Museum opened in London. The disastrous campaign led to the adoption of a different strategy, involving T E Lawrence, in Middle East diplomacy and politics, the repercussions of which are still felt today.

Introduced by Debbie Challis (UCL Petrie) who will look at the political context at the time of the Petrie Museum opening to the public in 1915 as part of the Centenary celebrations.

Book via http://petriecentenarygallipoli.eventbrite.co.uk. Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.

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

Characters and Collections book launch

Characters and Collections book launch

Date: 11 June | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Any

Characters and Collections, a new book on the centenary of The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, is published this week by UCL Publishing. Join us for a launch where characters behind this world class collection come to life in the museum on the 100th anniversary of being open to the public.

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

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