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Talk, Fri 12 - Sun 14 Oct 2018

Film as Religion, Revisited

Film as Religion, Revisited


Film as Religion, Revisited: Conversations, Questions and Future Prospects. This weekend brings together John Lyden and Clive Marsh who have written and conversed about religion and film for 20 years. Take another look at John’s book Film as Religion: Myths, Morals, and Rituals (due to appear in a second edition during 2018) and his thesis that film-viewing is a practice in many ways similar to religion. John will present his latest reflections and stimulate discussion about the continued relevance of the questions it raised.

Learn about the broader context of how religion and popular culture inter-relate and explore questions such as; are the practices of popular culture like religion, and in what ways do they differ? What are the advantages and pitfalls of connecting the two? Is popular culture given too much credit for influencing beliefs and values, or too little? To what extent is this influence positive, negative, or a combination of the two? How are the new ways of accessing popular culture affecting how TV, film and music are used? An exciting and provocative weekend is assured!

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Fri 12 - Sun 14 Oct 2018


Residential prices start from £230, non-residential from £160. Discount rates for clergy and students apply.

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Map reference: SJ 314659  Lat: 53.18576 Long: -3.02804

Gladstone's Library is easily accessible by road and rail, just fifteen minutes drive from the M56 and six miles from Chester where there are regular train connections to London and other UK cities. Both Liverpool and Manchester airports are within easy reach.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Chester station


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality