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Young People to Programme Season of Film at Storyhouse Cinema

Storyhouse Young Programmers have unveiled an engaging film weekend spotlighting iconic artists who defied societal norms.

From Fri 19 – Sun 21 April. Rebel Rebel Artists will align with the impending release of the Amy Winehouse biopic, Back to Black, aiming to underscore the power of art as a catalyst for change.

In today’s digital age, where social media offers a platform for alternative voices to flourish, the Storyhouse Young Programmers have drawn inspiration. All aged between 16 – 25 the team have programmed a season of films and events taking over Storyhouse cinema.

The curated film season, promises a lineup of thought-provoking films including: the oil painted animation about the iconic artist Vincent Van Gough Loving Vincent (19 April). Amy Winehouse biopic  Back to Black (19 – 25 April), lively 1970s biopic about a female led American band The Runaways (19 April) part fictional portrait of the writer Emily Bronte Emily (20 April) cinematic odyssey exploring David Bowie’s creative and musical journey Moonage Day Dream (20 April), Oscar winning biopic about the artist Christy Brown My Left Foot (21 April) and the untold story of the creator of the Moomins Tove (21 April.) There will also be badge making, a quiz, live music and lino printing.

The Young Programmers said:

Art has always served as a platform for resistance, challenging conventions and inspiring societal transformation. From musicians to writers, our Rebel Rebel Artists series will celebrate the voices that have reshaped their fields and society at large through creative expression.

Through this series, the Storyhouse Young Programmers invite audiences to explore the narratives of radical figures who have challenged the mainstream and left an indelible mark on our cultural landscape.

Young Programmers seeks to empower young people, aged 16 to 25, by providing them with practical experience in curation, event management, arts administration, and marketing through a FREE weekly course at Storyhouse. Former members have gone on to gain employment in some of the leading cinemas in the country.

Nicky Beaumont, Head of Cinema at Storyhouse said:

The Young programmers group started with a blank page and a free reign to do anything they wanted in the Storyhouse Cinema. They have come up with an incredible and diverse programme of films inspired by Amy Winehouse as a creative force. The weekend will not only encompass films but also free craft events around the building inviting audiences to get creative.

 The Young Programmers’ film programme is supported by Film Hub North with national lottery funds.

Rebel Rebel Artists is on sale now here.  

To find out how to get involved, click here. 

Supported by Film Hub North with National Lottery funding on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network.



To find out more contact

Nancy Davies



Loving Vincent (9 April).

Back to Black (19 – 25 April),

The Runaways (19 April)

Emily (20 April)

Moonage Day Dream (20 April),

My Left Foot (21 April)

Tove (21 April)


About Storyhouse  

Storyhouse is one of the UK’s foremost cultural centres incorporating a library, theatres and a cinema. It is one of the country’s most successful arts buildings, with more than one million customer visits each year.

The pioneering new library within Storyhouse, where members of the community work alongside city librarians, boasts the longest opening hours of any UK public library and is open every day until 11pm. It runs over 2,000 sessions a year for marginalised communities

The company also runs a highly successful theatre company and the country’s most successful regional open-air theatre, in the city’s Grosvenor Park and Moonlight Flicks open air cinema.

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