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MATIC Nights - #3 - THE LANDLADY

EVENT Night
24th February, 2017
19:30-21:00
Resource Room at AirSpace


AirSpace presents the third MATIC Night - A new Series of Monthly Socials at AirSpace Gallery. Curated by Rebecca Davies - The Matics Series presents a rich mix of Film screenings, Music events, Performances and Talks, to be held on the final Friday evenings of the month, in the gallery's Resource Room.

Join us on February 24 for an extra special evening of film and beige snacks, hosted by Mavis Davis.
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It's Mavis' first time in Stoke-on-Trent and she's excited to host an evening where we will screen The Landlady (2016, HD Video, 13:30), opening up for questions and discussion after, while she serves up a two course dinner for us all to feast on.

Menu
Starter : Beige selection with Thousand Island dressing dip
Main : Lobby (veggie and meat) and bread.

Note : we're accepting £2 donations for the evening's food and please contact the Gallery to make us aware of any dietary requirements. Places are limited and so we're taking bookings here


left to right The Landladies : Barb, Denise, Donna, Mavis

My name is Mavis Davis and I'll be blunt. It’s getting tougher and tougher down here in London. Demolition, luxury flats, big billboards of sexy couples drinking champagne and feeding paninis to their cockapoos

It's the annual meeting of minds and gathering of thoughts for these four landladies from east London, Stoke on Trent, Preston and Hull in this short film created by artist Rebecca Davies.

'The Landlady' brings up UK wide issues of housing justice, community displacement and the destruction of the welfare state. The four women characters were created collaboratively with community groups in each of the cities as part of The Oasis Social Club (TOSC) tour.


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TOSC is part entertainment venue, part discussion space, incorporating the long British tradition of Working Men’s Clubs, infused with Davies’ warmth and humour. The club also provides an important arena for debate on more serious issues such as housing justice and diminishing social space as well as quality performance from local and national acts.

Rebecca Davies is an artist working within a participatory practice through illustration, performance and event. Her project The Oasis Social Club toured the UK in 2015 and Mavis Davis represented London as part of the 2015 European Capital of Culture in Mons, Belgium. Rebecca co-directs The People's Bureau, a skills exchange in the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, London, collaborating with organisations such as the Latin American Workers Association, LCC, Siobhan Davies Dance and Tate Exchange. Rebecca has an MA in Communication Art and Design from RCA in 2010 and is an Artsadmin Associate artist. She runs the community sessions at Whitechapel Gallery and is currently working with artist Anna Francis on the Portland Inn Project in Stoke-on-Trent.


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AirSpace presents the third MATIC Night - A new Series of Monthly Socials at AirSpace Gallery. Curated by Rebecca Davies - The Matics Series presents a rich mix of Film screenings, Music events, Performances and Talks, to be held on the final Friday evenings of the month, in the gallery's Resource Room.

Join us on February 24 for an extra special evening of film, chat and beige snacks, hosted by Mavis Davis.

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Through a dynamic and evolving programme of exhibitions, events and activities AirSpace Gallery brings critical, high quality contemporary art to the region and provides opportunities for a broad range of artists.

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