Narrative and Alternative Futures

Narrative and Alternative Futures

Date:    Monday 24th March
Time:    7.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, York YO17 7HD
Cost/Booking Info: FREE, please book at York Theatre Royal 01904 623568 or online:
Through narrative we can imagine how the future might be, we can dream of shiny bright possibilities or project into dark dystopian horrors. Through narrative we can transport ourselves forward and consider what the consequences of our actions now might be for our descendants yet to come.
This event will bring together voices from the arts, literature and social sciences to consider the role of narrative in thinking, imagining and potentially bringing into being a range of alternative futures.

Speakers for this event will include Professor Andy Miah (Director, Creative Futures Institute, University of the West of Scotland), Dr Liesl King (Head of English Literature, YSJU), Dr Abi Curtis (Head of Creative Writing, YSJU).

National Poetry Day Reading at York City Screen

The Red Wheelbarrow presents a National Poetry Day Special: Poems by the Water – featuring cool, refreshing poetry from York and beyond, written and performed by:

Abi Curtis, Carole Bromley, Oz Hardwick, Henry Raby, Helen Cadbury, Becky Cherriman, Dave Gough, Miles Salter, Steve Nash, Nick Toczek (TBC), and Lizzi Linklater (TBC).


Thursday October 3rd 2013 8p.m.

£4 / £3 for students. Tickets 0871 902 5726

The Basement, City Screen,

Coney  Street, York