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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.


10th October 2016, 14:00 to 16:30, Andy Miller and Stephen Regan

A Durham Book Festival event.

Join DBF Reader in Residence Andy Miller and Durham University’s Professor Stephen Regan who will introduce a special screening of Kes, directed by Ken Loach. Andy and Stephen are both huge fans of the film and will talk about what it means to them 47 years after it was made.

Adapted from Barry Hines’ modern classic A Kestrel for a Knave, Kes is the story of Barnsley teenager Billy Casper, whose bleak existence is transformed when he begins training a kestrel he finds on a nearby farm.

Barry Hines’s brother, Richard, the original inspiration for A Kestrel for a Knave, will be appearing at the festival on 15 October.

In partnership with Durham Picturehouse

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